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

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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.

Latest news

New royalty rates

Royalty rates for minerals listed in Schedule 2 of the Crown Minerals (Royalties for Minerals Other than Petroleum) Regulations 2013 have been updated.

Focus on resolving outstanding minerals permit applications

New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals is working to resolve almost 150 outstanding minerals permit applications by the end of the financial year, enabling valuable mining activity and signalling to the sector that New Zealand is open for business.

Minerals permitting improvement programme

We are implementing an ongoing improvements programme for our minerals permitting systems and processes to ensure we are an effective, consistent, and timely regulator.