Roles and responsibilities

Find out who does what in New Zealand's offshore waters and the responsibilities of various national and local government agencies.

Who does what in the EEZ

See which local and central government agencies are involved at each stage of your work.

Role of the EPA and other agencies

The roles of the government agencies and regional councils that manage mining, discharge and dumping activities in New Zealand waters.

Steps to operating in NZ's offshore waters

Exploration and production activities for petroleum and minerals in New Zealand's offshore waters have been divided into six stages.

Approval process for offshore drilling

Find out what approvals are needed before drilling for oil and gas in the EEZ.