Who does what in New Zealand's offshore waters?
In this section you can learn about the roles and responsibilities of central and local government agencies in managing oil, gas and mineral exploration and production in the waters around New Zealand.
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Learn about the different areas in NZ's offshore waters - the EEZ, Continental Shelf and territorial waters.
See an overview of the responsibilities of central and local government agencies during the various stages.
Find out more about the roles and responsibilities of each agency in managing petroleum and mineral exploration and production.
Learn about the stages and approval processes for operators wanting to carry out exploration and production activities.
Read a summary of the application process for offshore petroleum drilling.
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