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 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]