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 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:

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

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