Auction 18

Auction 18, for 1 spectrum licence, was conducted as an online auction via the Trade Me website on 30 October – 6 November 2019.

Sound Broadcasting Auction Catalogue for Auction 18 [DOCX, 473 KB]

Licence Transmit Location Frequency
Reserve Price
(Incl. GST)
Final Price (Incl. GST) Winning Bidder Licence No
21 Racecourse Road, Omakau (Otago) 89.5 MHz (FM) $1,150 $1,150 Adam Rubie 267371(external link)

A public auction for these licences was held over 30 October – 6 November 2019 on the Trade Me website. The auction was managed by Skylark on behalf of Radio Spectrum Management.

View Skylarc online auctions experts(external link)

Terms and conditions for the winning bidder

You must:

  • Set up your broadcasting service within 2 years of getting your licence. You need to be on air within 21 months or you could lose your frequency.
  • Pay an annual fee of $150.00 per year to keep your licence current. Each licence is valid until 2 April 2031.

View a sample Sound Broadcasting Spectrum Licence Agreement [DOCX, 204 KB]

Having a licence doesn’t automatically give you the right to broadcast from a certain site. You'll need to talk to the site owner or landlord to get approval to broadcast from your preferred location.

General information for broadcasters and bidders

You can modify the licence parameters from those currently licensed. You need to get an Approved Radio Engineer to do this for you and pay engineering fees agreed with your ARE. We won’t accept modifications if they substantially decrease service to the public.

Find an Approved Radio Engineer (ARE)

You may need to pay:

  • a one off resource charge when the licence is modified for an increase in population coverage.
  • levies to the Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) under the Broadcasting Act 1989.
  • performing rights and artist copy right or royalty fees to OneMusic NZ.

Broadcasting Standards Authority(external link)

OneMusic NZ(external link)