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New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals leads and actively manages the government's petroleum and minerals portfolio.

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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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Consultation opens on Block Offer 2019

New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals has today initiated consultation with iwi and hapū on the proposed Block Offer 2019 release area for petroleum exploration permits.

Consultation opens on draft Minerals and Petroleum Resource Strategy

A draft Minerals and Petroleum Resource Strategy which seeks to support the transition to low emissions future, while building a productive, sustainable and inclusive economy has been released for public consultation by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.