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 1 March 2024

The next round of land status decisions will be made on 17 March 2024.

Mineral group Permit ID Permit type Relinquish reason Relinquish date Onshore/Offshore Area Minerals Location (Region) Allocation method
Industrial Rock and Building Stone, Metallic Minerals 55222 Mining Expired 22/01/2024 Onshore 20.91 ha Decorative Pebbles, Gold, Rutile. West Coast AWPO
Metallic Minerals 53397 Mining Full Surrender 5/02/2024 Onshore 57.59 ha Gold West Coast AWPO
Metallic Minerals 60361 Mining Full Surrender 1/02/2024 Onshore 82.919 ha Gold West Coast AWPO
Metallic Minerals 41871 Mining Partial Surrender 28/02/2024 Onshore 156.31 ha Gold West Coast AWPO
Non-Metallic Minerals 60743 Prospecting Partial Surrender 28/02/2024 Onshore 24.770 km sq Phosphate, Glauconite Otago AWPO

Current Newly Available Acreage (NAA) rounds

NAA ID Mineral group Prior permit ID Land area Region Open date Close date
NAA1046_40547 Metallic Minerals 40547 1,476.456 ha Otago 22/01/2024 18/03/2024

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]

NAA1046_40547 - Technical reports available for download

Below is a list of the reports available that contain geophysical, geological and other technical information across the Newly Available Acreage (NAA) NAA1046_40547.

These reports can be download via our Geodata Catalogue website:

Geodata Catalogue

For further information or details please contact us at

Reports for permit number EP 40547

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