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We've developed a five year work programme to manage the growing demands that impact on the use of the radio spectrum.
In this section you can find information about projects we've recently completed.
We often consult with the public on the work we're doing. When this happens we will publish a consultation document and ask for feedback.
Expressions of Interest
This section is where you can find calls for expressions of interest in sound broadcasting licences, and notifications of applications for Managed Spectrum Park licences.
The Radiocommunications Act 1989 doesn't specify any particular allocation mechanism for radio spectrum. Initially spectrum was sold using a tender system. The first auction was held in 1996, making New Zealand the first country to sell rights to use spectrum in this way. An internet-based computer system was developed for the second auction, held in 1998.