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About spectrum auctions
This page describes the history of radio spectrum auctions in New Zealand, following the passing of the Radiocommunications Act in 1989.
Current and upcoming spectrum auctions
Information about current and upcoming spectrum auctions can be found on this page.
Completed spectrum auctions 1996-present
This page lists all completed auctions of sound broadcasting licences for 1996 to the present day, from most recent to oldest.
Before 1996 a tender process was used. These can be found on the Tenders for radio spectrum rights 1989 - 1995 page.
Completed spectrum rights tenders 1989 - 1995
Rights in the radio spectrum were allocated progressively by tender from 1989 to 1995. After this date the process changed to auction.