Current expressions of interest

We invite interested parties to apply for licences for commercial AM and FM sound broadcasting. This follows a Ministerial directive after Auction 13. To apply for licences, you need to use an Approved Radio Engineer.

Current expressions of interest

We are seeking expressions of interest in the following commercial FM licence, closing 5pm on 26 July 2019:

  • 21 Racecourse Road, Omakau (Otago), 89.5 MHz, Licence ID 204819, reserve price: $1,150 incl. GST

How to make an expression of interest

To express your interest in purchasing a licence, email and provide us with the following information:

  • your name
  • the name of the entity you represent
  • your contact details (phone number, email address and postal address), and
  • an indication of which licence(s) you specifically wish to purchase.

After you apply

We'll assess the expressions of interest and decide how to allocate the licences. Allocation may be by direct sale, or by a competitive allocation process. We reserve the right to amend or cancel the expression of interest process at any time.

The licence purchase:

  • will be subject to the execution of a licence agreement with the Crown
  • is likely to include implementation requirements.

Questions about expressions of interest

If you have questions, email If we think the answers will be of interest to other potential purchasers, they will be published on this page.