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Block Offer 2015: Application form now available and IFB updated

3 August 2015
The application form for bids for Block Offer 2015 is now available.

Reservation of Land from prospecting permits

9 July 2015
Reservations of Land from prospecting for metallic minerals have been put in place over parts of Nelson, Marlborough, Otago and Southland.

Platinum land reservations expire today

6 July 2015
Reservations from mineral permitting for the 2013 South Island Platinum tender have expired.

Kermadec mineral reservation extended

25 June 2015
The existing mineral reservation over the Kermadec and Colville Arcs will be extended until 2017.

Māui gas field license renewed

15 May 2015
Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges has renewed the petroleum license for the Māui gas field for 21 years.

Permitting now available online

23 April 2015
Permits and applications can now be managed through New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals' new Online Permitting System.