Minister of Energy and Resources and Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

The Minister of Energy and Resources: 

  • Oversees the management of the Crown mineral estate;
  • Controls allocation and management of petroleum and mineral permits;
  • Manages geoscience data;
  • Ensures well-functioning and competitive energy markets;
    Promotes energy productivity and efficiency improvements; and
  • Supports the transition to a lower carbon economy. 

The Minister is supported by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (previously the Ministry of Economic Development), through New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals. New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals is responsible for which developing Crown minerals programmes, processing prospecting, exploration and mining permits, collecting royalties and enforcing mining regulations

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Last updated at 12:09PM on January 4, 2018