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.

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.

Land Status Decisions made on 17 January 2020

The next group of decisions will be made on 31 January 2020.

Mineral Group

Permit ID

Permit type

Relinquish reason





Location (Region)

Allocation method

Metallic Minerals 56910 Exploration Expiry 1/12/2019 Onshore 1990.945 ha Gold West Coast AWPO
Metallic Minerals 60545 Exploration Full Surrender 9/12/2019 Onshore 1348.64 ha Gold Southland AWPO

Current Newly Available Acreage (NAA) rounds

There are no current newly available acreage rounds.

Applications over Newly Available Acreage (NAA) must be received within the specified 40 working day contest round. For more information about NAA applications and how to apply, please refer to the Guidance on making applications for Newly Available Acreage (NAA) [PDF 341KB].

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