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Block Offer 2016: IFB updated

3 June 2016
The Invitation for Bids (IFB) for Block Offer 2016 has been updated, making some wording changes to the original document.

South Island aeromagnetic survey update

31 May 2016
NZP&M’s aeromagnetic survey project is progressing well with the Nelson/Marlborough section now completed.

Minerals permit processing reports to be published quarterly

3 May 2016
New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals are publicly releasing quarterly reports on processing times for minerals permits.

Annual reporting now available online

22 March 2016
Permit holders can now lodge their annual permit reporting through NZP&M’s Online Permitting System.

Block Offer 2016 announced

21 March 2016
Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges has opened the Block Offer 2016 tender for petroleum exploration permits.

Block Offer 2017 Nominations open

21 March 2016
Minister of Energy and Resources Simon Bridges has opened industry nominations for Block Offer 2017