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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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New Kermadec mineral reservation

A new mineral reservation over the Kermadec and Colville Arcs has been put in place for two years until 2021 replacing a reservation that expires on 4 July.

Maritime Transport (Offshore Installations) Amendment Bill

A bill to amend the Maritime Transport Act 1994 to clarify and strengthen the requirements on owners of offshore oil and gas installations to hold insurance or other financial security in relation to their liability for clean-up and compensation resulting from an oil spill was introduced to Parliament on 20 June 2019.

The Regulator’s Update - June 2019

Welcome to the June issue of The Regulator’s Update. In this issue: Regulatory wrap up, Resource strategy for NZ being developed, Fees and royalties due, Law changes to change in control of permit operator for tier 1 operators and Farewell to our National Manager Petroleum and Minerals.