TAG Oil Provides Corporate and Drilling Update

    VANCOUVER, June 11 /CNW/ - TAG Oil Ltd. (TSX-V: TAO/ OTCBB: TAGOF), a
producing oil and gas company operating in New Zealand, announced today that
the Cheal A6 well has commenced drilling today from the Cheal "A" site where
the Cheal Production Station resides. The A6 well is targeting the same oil
producing Mt. Messenger sands that are currently generating revenue for TAG.
Drilling is expected to take approximately 14 days, followed with the drilling
of the Cheal A7 well.
    Garth Johnson, TAG Oil Chief Executive Officer said, "We are pleased to
be drilling at a time of record high oil prices. Successful drilling and
completion of these A6 and A7 wells would capture additional reserves and
provide an immediate increase in cash flow. Together with this cash flow and
existing working capital, TAG can progress further development at Cheal and in
TAG's other high-graded Taranaki exploration acreage."
    TAG Oil also reports that, Mr. John Vaccaro has consented to act as a
director of the Company effective immediately.
    Mr. Vaccaro has over 20 years of experience in the financial services
industry and until 2006 he was a senior investment executive with major
international brokerage firms where he directed and provided investment
consulting to high net worth individuals as well as corporate and
institutional clients. Since 2006, Mr. Vaccaro has established a private
client consulting practice in the financial services sector.
    Mr. Vaccaro is a member of the Fellowship Canadian Securities Institute
and holds a diploma from the University of British Columbia in Urban Land
Economics with double Majors.

    About TAG Oil

    TAG Oil Ltd. is a new oil and gas producer in the Taranaki Basin, New
Zealand. TAG, is well funded, debt free and is poised to grow through
production, development and exploration drilling on the Company's high-graded
Taranaki exploration acreage.

    Forward Looking Statements: Statements contained in this news release
that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that involve
various risks and uncertainty affecting the business of TAG Oil. Actual
results may vary materially from the information provided in this release. As
a result there is no representation by TAG Oil that the actual results
realized in the future will be the same in whole or in part as those presented
herein. Actual results may differ materially from the results predicted, and
reported results should not be considered as an indication of future
performance. Factors that could cause actual results to differ from those
contained in the forward-looking statements, are set forth in, but are not
limited to, filings that the Company and its independent evaluator have made,
including the Company's most recent reports in Canada under National
Instrument 51-102 and in the United States under Forms 20-F and 6K.

    The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

For further information:

For further information: Garth Johnson, CEO, (604) 609-3350, Website:

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