Land available for minerals applications

Land that has recently become available for minerals applications.

The following report provides notification of land available for mineral permit applications. The report is updated fortnightly, to provide timely information on new minerals opportunities across New Zealand.

Find out more about the permit history and exact location of the permit by entering the permit ID and viewing the permit document in the Online Permitting System.

Online Permitting System

See if the relinquished areas are still open ground for permitting with the minerals permit webmap by cross referencing the location of the permit from the online permitting system and webmaps.

Minerals Permit Webmap

Land Status Decisions made on Friday 5 August 2022

The next round of land status decisions will be made on Friday 19 August 2022.

Mineral group Permit ID Permit type Relinquish reason Relinquish date Onshore/Offshore Area Minerals Location (Region) Allocation method
Metallic 40813 Exploration Full Surrender 2/06/2022 Onshore 2,777 ha Gold, Silver Waikato Region NAA
Industrial Rock and Building Stone 41973 Mining Expired 11/07/2022 Onshore 0.41 ha Aggregate Otago Region AWPO
All metallic and non-metallic 60531 Prospecting Partial Surrender 18/07/2022 Onshore 53.268 sq km All metallic and non-metallic Waikato Region AWPO

Current Newly Available Acreage (NAA) rounds

NAA ID Mineral group Prior Permit ID Land area Region Open date Close date
NAA1043_40813 Metallic 40813 2,777 ha Waikato 7:30am, 08/08/2022 4:30pm, 30/09/2022

Applications over Newly Available Acreage (NAA) must be received within the specified 40 working day contest round.

More information about NAA applications and how to apply:

Guidance on making applications for Newly Available Acreage (NAA) [PDF 341KB]

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