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

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In focus

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.

Gold fossicking

Find out what gold fossicking is, and if you need a permit to do it.

Latest news

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.

New specific royalty rates

To maintain the value of the return to the Crown from the extraction of Crown owned minerals, royalty rates listed in the Minerals Programme for Minerals (excluding Petroleum) 2008 have been increased.