Consultation on tender blocks
NZP&M consulted with 146 iwi and hapū groups and 43 local authorities on proposed release areas for the Block Offer 2017 tender.
NZP&M received 25 submissions, 12 from iwi and hapū and 13 from local authorities. We reviewed the submissions and made recommendations to the Minister of Energy and Resources.
In response, the Minister decided to exclude blocks:
- within 12 nautical miles in the Canterbury-Great South release area;
- within three nautical miles in Hawkes Bay up to the southern point of Gisborne, in the Pegasus-East Coast 2 release area;
- within six nautical miles in the Gisborne region in the Pegasus-East Coast 1 release area; and
- that cover the Takitimu mountain range in the Southland release area.