New Zealand Energy Appoints Chief Financial Officer

New Zealand Energy Appoints Chief Financial Officer 
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/28/13 -- New
Zealand Energy Corp. ("NZEC" or the "Company") (TSX
VENTURE:NZ)(OTCQX:NZERF) today announced the appointment of Chris
Ferguson as Chief Financial Officer, commencing February 25, 2013.  
Mr. Ferguson will be based in the Company's New Plymouth, New Zealand
office and will oversee finance, accounting, administration and risk
management. Mr. Ferguson is a Chartered Accountant with 18 years of
financial, accounting and operational experience in both the public
and private sectors.  
Mr. Ferguson has extensive oil and gas experience within the Taranaki
Basin, having held senior financial positions over the past 13 years
with both local and international exploration and production
companies. Previously he held the role of Finance and Planning
Manager with Origin Energy New Zealand, overseeing the financial
integration of the TAWN and Rimu/Kauri oil and gas assets acquired
from Swift Energy and the transition to operations of the Kupe Gas
Field.  
Mr. Ferguson's extensive operating knowledge of Taranaki oil and gas
assets is complemented with a strong financial background that
includes New Zealand statutory reporting, SEC reporting requirements,
SOX 404 compliance, systems implementation and execution and
leadership of finance and accounting teams. 
"Chris Ferguson's financial and reporting experience coupled with
extensive knowledge of the New Zealand oil and gas industry brings
the exact skill set that we've been looking for," said John Proust,
NZEC's Chief Executive Officer. "We look forward to having Chris join
the team in February." 
On behalf of the Board of Directors 
John Proust, Chief Executive Officer and Director 
About New Zealand Energy Corp. 
NZEC is an oil and natural gas company engaged in the production,
development and exploration of petroleum and natural gas assets in
New Zealand. NZEC's property portfolio collectively covers
approximately 2.27 million acres (including pending permits) of
conventional and unconventional prospects in the Taranaki Basin and
East Coast Basin of New Zealand's north island. The Company's
management team has extensive experience exploring and developing oil
and natural gas fields in New Zealand and Canada, and takes a
multi-disciplinary approach to value creation with a track record of
successful discoveries. NZEC is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange
under the symbol "NZ" and on the OTCQX International under the symbol
"NZERF". More information is available at www.newzealandenergy.com or
by emailing info@newzealandenergy.com. 
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider
(as such term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange)
accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. 
Contacts:
New Zealand Energy Corp.
John Proust
Chief Executive Officer & Director
North American toll-free: 1-855-630-8997 
New Zealand Energy Corp.
Bruce McIntyre
Executive Director
North American toll-free: 1-855-630-8997 
New Zealand Energy Corp.
Rhylin Bailie
Vice President Communications & Investor Relations
North American toll-free: 1-855-630-8997 
New Zealand Energy Corp.
Chris Bush
New Zealand Country Manager
New Zealand: 64-6-757-4470
info@newzealandenergy.com
www.newzealandenergy.com