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Call for Expressions of Interest in commercial FM sound broadcasting licences

Submissions closed at
5pm on Monday, 31 July 2017


RSM is seeking Expressions of Interest in commercial FM broadcasting spectrum licences, closing 5pm 31 July 2017.

The licences will be current for the period from 1 October 2017 to 2 April 2031 and are:

  • Centennial Drive (Whitianga) 95.1 MHz, licence number 258295, reserve price: $4,761.60 incl gst.
  • Lower Rataroa (near Thames) 106.0 MHz, licence number 258269, reserve price: $10,579.24 incl gst.
  • Croisilles Ridge (near Okiwi Bay – Marlborough Sounds) 105.9 MHz, licence number 258271, reserve price: $1,150.00 incl gst.
  • Takorika (near Havelock) 106.5 MHz, licence number 258413, reserve price: $1,150.00 incl gst.
  • Grampians (at Nelson) 105.6 MHz, licence number 258268, reserve price: $74,602.79 incl gst.
  • Hollow Top (near Ward) 105.9 MHz, Licence number 258270, reserve price: $1,150.00 incl gst.
  • Wallace Peak (near Hanmer Springs) 106.1 MHz, licence number 258414, reserve price: $1,615.76 incl gst.


How to make an expression of interest

If you wish to express interest in purchasing any of these licences please email radio.spectrum@mbie.govt.nz 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 which licence(s) from the list above that you specifically wish to purchase.

The email must be received prior to the close of expressions of interest at 5pm on Monday 31 July 2017.

Following the assessment of expressions of interest, a decision will be made regarding which licences can be allocated by direct sale and which by a competitive allocation process.

Full licence data for these licences can be viewed via the Register of Radio Frequencies.

The potential purchase of a licence will be subject to the execution of a licence agreement with the Crown and is likely to include implementation requirements.

If you have questions, email these to radio.spectrum@mbie.govt.nz. If RSM considers the answers to questions are of interest to other potential purchasers, then they will be published on this webpage.

RSM reserves the right to amend or cancel the Expression of Interest process at any time.


Last updated 30 June 2017