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    the government agency that leads and actively manages New Zealand’s petroleum and minerals portfolio.

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In focus

It’s been a tough year for the minerals industry here and abroad but there is light at the end of the tunnel writes National Minerals Manager Ilana Miller.

Land that has recently become available for minerals applications.
A fortnightly report that provides notification of land available for mineral permit applications. Offering timely information on new minerals opportunities across New Zealand.

Latest news

Notice regarding ministerial responsibility for minerals (excluding coal)

10 February 2017
The Minister of Energy and Resources, Judith Collins, has transferred ministerial responsibility for gold and other minerals (excluding coal) to the Hon Simon Bridges.

Guidelines released to make submitting mines and tunnels plans easier

31 January 2017
New guidelines have been released to make it easier to prepare and submit mines and tunnel plans to regulators.

Updated standards and guidance on submitting minerals and coal data now available

27 January 2017
The Minerals and Coal Digital Data Submissions and Reporting Guidelines have been updated to reflect recent legislative changes.

Submit annual returns online and save time

5 January 2017
Minerals permit holders can now submit annual summary returns online.

Minister announces one new oil and gas exploration permit

15 December 2016
The Energy and Resources Minister has announced one new petroleum exploration permit will be granted for Block Offer 2016.

Reminder: Changes to permit fees to take effect 1 January 2017

15 December 2016
Permit holders are reminded that changes to petroleum and minerals permit fees will take effect from 1 January 2017.