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Investing for success

It’s been a tough year for the minerals industry here and abroad but there is light at the end of the tunnel, writes National Minerals Manager Ilana Miller.

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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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Release of Petroleum Reserves data

On 21 May 2018 the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment will release details of New Zealand’s petroleum reserves for the 2017 year.