This morning the acting Energy and Resources Minister Hekia Parata released the New Zealand Energy Strategy and the New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy. The Minister also released an independent report assessing New Zealand's oil and gas potential. 

The Government also announced today its new "Block Offer Strategy" for oil and gas exploration, under which approximately 30 blocks will be made available annually for competitive tender on the international market.

The energy strategies, the independent report and information on the Block Offer Strategy is available here.