The Greens have launched a campaign to stop deep sea drilling.
Parliament has passed amendments to the Crown Minerals Amendment Act which restrict anti-mining protests.
The Government has unveiled this year's list of where it will allow oil and gas exploration around the country.
Vast offshore areas and new onshore blocks have been opened for oil and gas exploration, with the government saying the industry could be a game changer.
A prominent lawyer and a former Prime minister are condemning plans to criminalise offshore protests against oil exploration.
The Government is cracking down on protesters who are targeting offshore mining operations in New Zealand waters.
The Government's late amendments to oil and gas drilling legislation to crack down on offshore protests have been slammed by the Labour Party.
The Government is planning to crack down on anti-mining protesters with a late amendment to oil and gas legislation.
ASX-listed Raisama Energy has backed out of its 10 percent interest in the Kakapo oil and gas prospect in Taranaki.
Lucy Lawless has escaped having to pay a huge compensation bill over last year's Greenpeace protest on an oil drilling ship.
Todd Energy says fracking is safe when used at great depth and away from freshwater aquifers.
A Canadian oil company has submitted a non-binding expression of interest to New Zealand-owned Greymouth Petroleum.
The Greens says the Govt will make it harder to get a building consent on your own property than to drill for oil out at sea.
The Government's looking at whether it's worth looking for oil on the North Island's East Coast.
More than four years after Royal Dutch Shell paid US$2.8 billion to the US federal government for petroleum leases in the Chukchi Sea, a company vessel on Sunday morning sent a drill bit into the ocean floor.
New Zealand Oil & Gas has handed back the deep-water Barque exploration permit, off the Canterbury coast, to the government after its partners agreed it was too risky.
Greenpeace and a number of environmental groups carried around 30 boxes holding more than 140,000 signatures which, when stacked, spelt out why they were there and what they wanted.
Green groups are attempting to change legislation to protect the New Zealand marine environment from carte blanche offshore oil, gas and mining exploration.
Permission to begin drilling in search of oil on Stewart Island has divided the community.
The Green Party is concerned at the news an oil company will drill an exploratory well on Stewart Island.
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