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Rejecting incomplete applications

High volumes of permit applications and limited resources mean that applications deemed incomplete will be rejected.

Exploration Database maintenance outage

The Exploration Database will be unavailable for 4 hours from 7pm, Wednesday 22 July due to maintenance work. All other online tools and systems will remain available during this time.

Website maintenance outage

Our website will be unavailable for an hour at 3pm, Tuesday 7 July due to maintenance work. All our online tools and systems will remain available during this time.

The Regulator’s Update - June 2020

Welcome to the June issue of The Regulator’s Update. In this issue: Getting back to normal, Annual summary reports, We're making it easier for you to comply, Survey of industrial rocks and minerals, Investigation into illegal mining sees reparation of fees and royalties owed, Tui oil field decommissioning, Annual review meetings for Tier 1 permit holders.

NZPAM services during Covid-19

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic we are now working from home with limited access to our systems. There will be some delays in our communications to you.

Gold miner prosecuted over production records

For the first time since the introduction of the Crown Minerals Act in 1991, a miner has been prosecuted for providing false or misleading information in relation to the amount of gold production declared.