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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).

Decommissioning of petroleum infrastructure and wells

Petroleum exploration and mining permit and licence holders must carry out decommissioning activities and meet the full financial cost of those activities.

Find a summary about what is required and by when. For more detailed information see the legislation.

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Proposed Minerals strategy to 2040

The Government is proposing a draft Minerals Strategy to enable a long-term, strategic approach to how we develop our mineral resources (other than petroleum).