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 25 November 2022

The next round of land status decisions will be made on Friday 9 December 2022.

Mineral group Permit ID Permit type Relinquish reason Relinquish date Onshore/Offshore Area Minerals Location (Region) Allocation method
Metallic Minerals 60148 Exploration Partial Surrender 23/09/2022 Onshore 5,021.1 ha All metallic minerals Waikato Region AWPO
Metallic Minerals 60149 Exploration Partial Surrender 23/09/2022 Onshore 3,646.6 ha All metallic minerals Waikato Region AWPO
Metallic Minerals, Industrial Rock and Building Stone 50969 Mining Partial Surrender 4/11/2022 Onshore 32.286 ha Gold and aggregate West Coast Region AWPO
Industrial Rock and Building Stone 41740 Mining Surrendered 19/10/2022 Onshore 4.902 ha Sand Otago Region AWPO
Industrial Rock and Building Stone 54002 Mining Expired 7/10/2022 Onshore 2.2 ha All Industrial Rock and Building Stone Southland Region AWPO

Current Newly Available Acreage (NAA) rounds

NAA ID Mineral group Prior Permit ID Land area Region Open date Close date
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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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