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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.

The Regulator’s Update - June 2019

Welcome to the June issue of The Regulator’s Update. In this issue: Regulatory wrap up, Resource strategy for NZ being developed, Fees and royalties due, Law changes to change in control of permit operator for tier 1 operators and Farewell to our National Manager Petroleum and Minerals.

Block Offer 2018 opens

New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals has today launched the Block Offer 2018 tender for petroleum exploration permits.

Resource Strategy in development

Work has commenced on the Government’s Resource Strategy for petroleum and minerals which seeks to map out the long term vision for the petroleum and minerals sector in New Zealand.

The Regulator’s Update - March 2019

Welcome to the first issue of The Regulator’s Update. We plan to send this update on a quarterly basis. It’s part of our new regulatory approach to make it easier for permit holders to understand what they need to do to comply with the Crown Minerals Act, regulations and programmes.

Online Permitting System

Time to send us your annual summary reports

National Manager Petroleum & Minerals Ilana Miller is reminding permit holders that annual summary reports are due to be filed with us by the end of March.

Block Offer 2018 consultation begins

Minister of Energy and Resources Dr Megan Woods has initiated consultation with iwi and hapū on the proposed Block Offer 2018 release area for petroleum exploration permits.

NZ Mine Plans database goes online

A searchable national catalogue of mine plans is now available to the public after the culmination of a three-year project by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and WorkSafe New Zealand.