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We are the government regulator that manages New Zealand's Crown minerals estate​.

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The information on this page shares our approach to compliance with the Crown Minerals Act (the Act).

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Regulator’s Update – December

In this issue of the Regulator’s Update: Crown Minerals Amendment Bill introduced, give your feedback to help with minerals permit application processing, make Annual Summary Reports easy in 2023, new enforcement tools and how they’ll be used, and more.

Crown Minerals Amendment Bill introduced

The Government has introduced a Bill to better align the Crown Minerals Act 1991 (CMA) with wider Government policy objectives.

Submissions on the Bill are open now and close on 23 January 2023.