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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.

2018 Minerals Data Pack released

The strategic mineral potential of New Zealand is the focus of the freshly updated Minerals Exploration Data Pack released by New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals.

Petroleum Reserves data released

Details of New Zealand's petroleum reserves as they stand at the beginning of 2018 have been released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment.