We share responsibility for managing petroleum and mineral activities in New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf with five other government agencies and 16 regional councils.
This maps shows New Zealand's oceans demarcated into three areas: the territorial sea (0 to 12 nautical miles), the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) (12 to 200 nautical miles), and the Continental Shelf which is New Zealand's submerged landmass extending beyond the EEZ. It also shows our defined Continental Shelf boundary, and the proposed boundaries for Fiji and Tonga EEZs. Image credit: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)
Roles of local and central government
Infographic showing the responsibilities of local and central government during stages of exploration and mining activities