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Licence for FM sound broadcasting (Auction 16)

When someone applies for a FM sound broadcasting licence, we call for expressions of interest (EOI). The licence for sale is:

Licence Transmit Location


Reserve Price
(gst incl)

Licence ID
(with link to The Register of Radio Frequencies)

Taumarunui Kururau Rd, Ruapehu District


$ 4,251.57



A public auction for this licence will be held on 15 October 2018 on the Trade Me website. Skylark will manage the auction.

The licence is currently in the Crown’s name. We will transfer it to the winning bidder once you've paid Skylarc and signed the Crown's Agreement. Signing the agreement enforces the implementation rules for you to get your licence.

View Skylark online auctions experts

Terms and conditions

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. The licence is valid until 2 April 2031.

View a sample Agreement [PDF 247KB]

View the full auction catalogue for Auction 16 [PDF 558KB]


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

We reserve the right to amend or cancel the auction at any time. A notice will be published on this webpage.

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

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

OneMusic NZ

Last updated 16 October 2018