Previous expressions of interest

This page lists previous expressions of interest that have been advertised, and the outcomes.

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March 2020

Commercial FM licence

We sought expressions of interest in the following commercial FM licence that closed on 27 March 2020:

  • Pukeuri (Waitaki District) 91.2 MHz, licence ID 210533, reserve price: $1,150 incl. GST.

This licence was contested and will be auctioned in Auction 21.

December 2019

Commercial FM licence

We sought expressions of interest in the following commercial FM licence that closed on 6 January 2020:

  • Main Street Methven (Ashburton District) 100.5 MHz, licence ID 209623, reserve price: $1,510 incl. GST.

This licence was contested and was auctioned in Auction 19.

November 2019

Commercial FM licence

We sought expressions of interest in the following commercial FM licence that closed on 29 November 2019:

  • Putaruru Reservoir (South Waikato District) 104.2 MHz, licence ID 208006, reserve price: $2,699.62 incl. GST

This licence was contested and was auctioned in Auction 19.

October 2019

Commercial FM licence

We sought expressions of interest in the following commercial FM licence that closed on 29 October 2019:

  • Main Street, Methven (Ashburton District) 104.5 MHz, licence ID 207852, reserve price: $1,479 incl. GST.

This licence was contested and was auctioned in Auction 19.

Short-term allocation of spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band

We sought expressions of interest for a proposed short-term allocation of spectrum in the upper portion of the 3.5 GHz band (3590 MHz – 3800 MHz).

July 2019

Commercial FM licence

We sought expressions of interest in the following commercial FM licence that closed on 26 July 2019:

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

This licence was contested and auctioned in Auction 18.

March 2019

We sought expressions of interest for commercial AM and FM broadcasting spectrum licences, that closed on 4 March 2019.

The licences were at the following locations:

AM Licence

  • Horokiwi (Wellington) 1566 kHz, licence ID 202543, reserve price: $26,663.75 incl. GST.

FM Licences

  • Lower Ratoroa (Waikato) 104.4 MHz, licence ID, 201772, reserve price: $9,540.98 incl. GST.
  • Ratoroa (Waikato) 94.0 MHz, licence ID, 202540, reserve price: $20,311.64 incl. GST.

These licences were all contested and auctioned in Auction 17.

January 2019

We sought expressions of interest for commercial FM broadcasting spectrum licences that closed on 3 January 2019.

The licences were at the following locations:

  • Mt Hutt (Ashburton) 105.3 MHz, licence ID, 201385, reserve price: $1,451.36 incl. GST.
  • Lyttelton (Christchurch) 104.5 MHz, licence ID 201386, reserve price: $3,251.87 incl. GST.

The Mt Hutt and Lyttleton licences were contested and auctioned in Auction 17.

July 2018

We sought expressions of interest for a commercial FM broadcasting spectrum licence that closed on 30 July 2018.

The licence was at the following location

  • Taumarunui, Kururau Rd, 106.3 MHz, licence ID 198446, reserve price: $4,251.57 incl. GST.

This licence was contested and was auctioned in Auction 16.

May 2018

We sought expressions of interest in a number of commercial FM broadcasting spectrum licences that closed on 28 May 2018.

The licences were at the following locations:

  • Hillend 91.4 MHz, licence ID 197885, reserve price: $8,088.05 incl. GST.
  • Mount Mary 99.0 MHz, licence ID 197886, reserve price: $1,678.54 incl. GST.
  • Mount Rochfort 106.1 MHz, licence ID 197963, reserve price: $5,941.93 incl. GST.

Hill End and Mount Mary were auctioned in Auction 15. Mount Rochford had no competing applications but was not sold, so is still available.

April 2018

We sought expressions of interest for a commercial FM broadcasting spectrum licence that closed on 30 April 2018.

This licence was at the following location:

  • Mt Burnett (near Takaka), licence ID 197491, reserve price: $2,734.02 incl. GST.

Mt Burnett had no competing applications and was allocated by direct sale.