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New Mine Plan submission guidelines for Tier 1 Permit Holders published

21 December 2015
NZP&M has published new guidelines to support permit holders with their reporting obligations for mine plans, under the Crown Minerals Act 1991.

Minister announces 9 new oil and gas exploration permits

16 December 2015
Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges has announced nine new petroleum exploration permits granted for Block Offer 2015.

Southland and Otago aeromagnetic surveys

14 December 2015
NZP&M’s aeromagnetic survey project will start flights over Southland and Otago from early January 2016

Aeromagnetic surveys in Nelson and Marlborough

26 November 2015
Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges has announced aeromagnetic surveys will begin in Nelson and Marlborough from 27th November 2015.

Government opens consultation for Block Offer 2016

3 September 2015
Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges has opened consultation on the proposed Petroleum Block Offer 2016.

Guidelines for Minerals permit applications now available

3 September 2015
Operational guidelines for minerals sector applications, requirements and obligations are now available.