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Queenstown area aeromagnetic survey

NZP&M’s aeromagnetic survey project will recommence flights over Queenstown and neighbouring areas from the middle of January 2020.

The Regulator’s Update - November 2019

Welcome to the November issue of The Regulator’s Update. In this issue: Crown Minerals Act (CMA) discussion document open for consultation, A Minerals and Petroleum Resource Strategy for Aotearoa New Zealand, Compliance roadshows for mineral permits, Permit Webmaps application updated, Example mine plans for Tier 1 minerals permits now published, New National Manager Petroleum and Minerals appointed, Summer holidays are coming.

Consultation opens on Block Offer 2019

New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals has today initiated consultation with iwi and hapū on the proposed Block Offer 2019 release area for petroleum exploration permits.

Consultation opens on draft Minerals and Petroleum Resource Strategy

A draft Minerals and Petroleum Resource Strategy which seeks to support the transition to low emissions future, while building a productive, sustainable and inclusive economy has been released for public consultation by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

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.