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Minerals permit application processing

We’re working as quickly and efficiently as we can to process the queue of minerals permit applications and thank permit applicants for their patience.

The Regulator’s Update — July 2021

Welcome to the July issue of The Regulator’s Update. In this issue: Crown Minerals (Decommissioning and Other Matters) Amendment Bill introduced, consultation opens on proposed decommissioning regulations, survey of industrial rocks and minerals, minerals permit application volumes, ASRs wrap up, annual review meetings for Tier 1 permit holders and fees and royalties due.

New Kermadec mineral reservation

A new mineral reservation over the Kermadec and Colville Arcs has been declared for three years replacing a reservation that expires on 4 July 2021.

Petroleum Reserves data released

Details of New Zealand’s petroleum reserves as at the beginning of 2021 have been released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment.

The Regulator’s Update — Special edition April 2021

Welcome to the special edition April issue of The Regulator’s Update. In this issue: An update on some policy work our wider Energy and Resource Markets Branch are working on, an update on progress with the Crown Minerals Act review, updates on the resource strategy Responsibly Delivering Value – A Minerals and Petroleum Strategy for Aotearoa New Zealand Strategy, engage on the heat, industry and power emissions reduction plan and stay up-to-date with our work to reduce energy hardship with a new newsletter. ​

The Regulator’s Update — March 2021

Welcome to the March issue of The Regulator’s Update. In this issue: Annual summary reports due, Tier 1 iwi engagement reports due with ASR, royalty return audits, Tui decommissioning update, late change applications for minerals permits, new forms, and give us feedback about our services or systems.