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The new reservation takes effect from 5 July 2017 to 4 July 2019.
NZP&M’s aeromagnetic survey project is progressing well with the Murchison survey block now completed.
NZP&M has released a newly updated Minerals Exploration Data Pack featuring new government-funded aeromagnetic and soil geochemical data.
Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins has opened the Block Offer 2017 tender for petroleum exploration permits.
Minister of Energy and Resources Judith Collins has opened industry nominations for Block Offer 2018.
This year’s data pack adds a number of new projects to the compilation of open-file seismic and well data, interpretation projects, reports, and studies available in previous editions.
Consultation has begun on proposals to better manage third party risk exposure from current and future onshore wells.
The Minister of Energy and Resources, Judith Collins, has transferred ministerial responsibility for gold and other minerals (excluding coal) to the Hon Simon Bridges.
New guidelines have been released to make it easier to prepare and submit mines and tunnel plans to regulators.