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 March 2023

The next round of land status decisions will be made on Friday 31 March 2023.

Mineral group Permit ID Permit type Relinquish reason Relinquish date Onshore/Offshore Area Minerals Location (Region) Allocation method
Metallic Minerals 54772 Mining Expired 14/02/2023 Onshore 4.2 ha Gold Tasman Region AWPO
Metallic Minerals *57047 Mining Surrendered 14/02/2023 Onshore 25.501 ha Gold Southland Region AWPO
Industrial Rock and Building Stone 41186 Mining Surrendered 20/01/2023 Onshore 173.941 ha Diatomite Otago Region AWPO

*Please note, the area previously covered by MP 57047 is now covered by Te Waewae Bay Marine Mammal Sanctuary. This means it will not be possible for a new mining permit to be granted over this area.

Current Newly Available Acreage (NAA) rounds

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

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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