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 Friday 17 September 2021
The next round of land status decisions is expected to be made on Friday 1 October 2021.
|Mineral group||Permit ID||Permit type||Relinquish reason||Relinquish date||Onshore/Offshore||Area||Minerals||Location (Region)||Allocation method|
|Coal||40626||Exploration||Surrender||31/08/2021||Onshore||1028.492 ha||Coal||Otago Region||AWPO|
|Metallic Minerals and Non-Metallic Minerals||60538||Prospecting||Partial Surrender||31/08/2021||Onshore||106.07 sq. km||All Metallic and all Non-Metallic Minerals||West Coast Region||AWPO|
|Industrial Rock and Building Stone||53615||Mining||Partial Surrender||16/06/2021||Onshore||321.81 ha||Aggregate, Limestone||West Coast Region||AWPO|
|Metallic Minerals||51591||Mining||Expiry||7/07/2021||Onshore||49.102 ha||Gold||West Coast Region||AWPO|
|Industrial Rock and Building Stone, Coal, Non-Metallic Minerals||50726||Exploration||Expiry||16/07/2021||Onshore||1312.835 ha||Diatomite, Clay, Coal||Otago Region||AWPO|
Current Newly Available Acreage (NAA) rounds
|NAA ID||Mineral Group||Prior Permit ID||Land Area||Region||Open Date||Close Date|
|NAA1041_40598||Metallic Minerals||40598||1387.25 ha||Waikato||07.30am, 26/07/2021||4.30pm, 17/09/2021|
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: