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Land 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.

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Block Offer 2018 opens

New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals has today launched the Block Offer 2018 tender for petroleum exploration permits.

Resource Strategy in development

Work has commenced on the Government’s Resource Strategy for petroleum and minerals which seeks to map out the long term vision for the petroleum and minerals sector in New Zealand.

The Regulator’s Update - March 2019

Welcome to the first issue of The Regulator’s Update. We plan to send this update on a quarterly basis. It’s part of our new regulatory approach to make it easier for permit holders to understand what they need to do to comply with the Crown Minerals Act, regulations and programmes.