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 19 July 2024

The next round of land status decisions will be made on 2 August 2024.

Mineral group Permit ID Permit type Relinquish reason Relinquish date Onshore
Area Minerals Location (Region) Allocation method
Metallic, Industrial Rock and Building Stone 60411 Exploration Expired 17/03/2024 Onshore 445.267 ha Limestone, Silica Sand, Gold, Aggregate West Coast AWPO
Metallic 60331 Exploration Expired 12/04/2024 Onshore 15.934 ha Gold, Silver, Ilmenite, Monazite, Zircon, Titanium West Coast AWPO
Metallic 60720 Prospecting Expired 12/05/2024 Onshore 208.91 SQKM Gold and silver Otago AWPO
Metallic 60727 Prospecting Relinquished 2/05/2024 Onshore 215.25 SQKM All Metallic Minerals (excluding Uranium) Otago AWPO

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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