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6 December 2013 - The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has granted a mining permit to Chatham Rock Phosphate Ltd for the extraction of rock phosphate on the Chatham Rise.
5 December 2013 - Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges today announced the award of ten new oil and gas exploration permits as a result of Block Offer 2013.
20 September 2013 - Platinum New Zealand 2013, the Government’s third competitive minerals tender, has opened today across five areas of the South Island.
18 September 2013 - Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges today announced the start of the Block Offer 2014 process for awarding oil and gas exploration permits.
27 August 2013 - The government’s second competitive minerals tender, New Zealand Epithermal Gold 2013, opened today.
18 July 2013 - The latest edition of the New Zealand Energy Quarterly has been released, along with the energy supply, demand, price and greenhouse gas statistics for the March 2013 quarter.
18 July 2013 - Aeromagnetic survey data of the West Coast region of the South Island will soon be available.
10 July 2013 - Pursuant to section 28A of the Crown Minerals Act 1991 and section 5AA of the Continental Shelf Act 1964, the Minister of Energy and Resources declares that permits for minerals other than petroleum will not be granted, or extended, in relation to the seabed or subsoil of the continental shelf (the "land") specified in the Schedule below.
28 June 2013 - Today we’re launching two new permit webmaps on the NZP&M website.
13 June 2013 - New minerals exploration permits awarded today will help create jobs and lift the Northland economy, Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says.
5 June 2013 - The government is consulting with iwi and local authorities with an interest in areas proposed for a minerals competitive tender in the second half of this year.
22 May 2013 - New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals welcomes the release of the first systematic GIS-based compilation and interpretation of geological data, leading to improved understanding of the structure and distribution of sedimentary basins in the New Zealand region.
9 May 2013 - A report commissioned by New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals suggests that the Waka Nui-1 well in the offshore Northland Basin, encountered evidence of a mature petroleum system.
3 May 2013 - Amendments to the Crown Minerals Act 1991 regime are planned to come into force on 24 May 2013.
29 April 2013 - Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges today announced details of the Government’s second round to attract competing bids for oil and gas exploration permits.
29 April 2013 - The areas to be included in the petroleum Block Offer 2013 permitting round have been announced to the Advantage NZ: 2013 Petroleum Conference in Auckland today.
29 April 2013 - New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals is inviting industry nominations for next year's petroleum Block Offer 2014.
29 April 2013 - New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals, a branch of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, will host the Advantage NZ: 2013 Petroleum Conference. The conference will run across three days, from today, Monday 29 April, to Wednesday 1 May.
18 April 2013 - Environment Minister Amy Adams has today announced that a new law to enable the comprehensive environmental management of activities in New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) will come into force in June
16 April 2013 - Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges today welcomed the passing of the Crown Minerals (Permitting and Crown Land) Bill into law.