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Television and radio licences to be auctioned

23 September 2003 Media Statement

Television and radio licences to be auctioned

An auction for additional television, AM & FM broadcasting licences will commence on 18 November 2003, Broadcasting Minister Steve Maharey and Associate Communications Minister David Cunliffe said today.

In May this year the government announced the intention to allocate some additional licences. The auction will consist of long-term licences for all the temporary commercial broadcasting licences issued in recent years and for two new commercial FM licences in Auckland, where strong demand is expected.

Steve Maharey said the auction will enable some new broadcasters to start up, adding further l choices for listeners.

“In particular, the auction will enable more stations to get access to the Auckland radio market.

“Remaining upper FM radio spectrum would be retainedin the meantime. This will ensure the government retains the flexibility to respond to future needs and also enables innovative new ways of licensing the band to be explored, such as closer channel spacing,” Steve Maharey said.

“As with previous radio spectrum auctions, bidding will be completed using an internet auction system”, said David Cunliffe.

An Auction Catalogue will be published by the Ministry of Economic Development in mid-October on the following web site:

http://www.med.govt.nz/rsm/auctions.

Attached is a table outlining the lots to be offered in the auction.
Table of lots to be offered in the auction


Schedule 1 – AM Broadcast

District
Location Frequency (MHz)
PM Kairanga 0.612
DN Palmerston 0.954
IN Invercargill 1.170
PM Dannevirke 1.206
PM New Plymouth 1.359


Schedule 2 - FM Broadcast

District
Location Frequency (MHz)
DN Peninsula Hill 89.6
RO Whakatane 89.7
NA Wharekopae 89.9
AK Waiheke Island 90.6
CH Hokitika 90.7
HN Karangahape 91.1
WN Otahoua 91.1
RO Mitchell Farm 91.3
NN Waikawa Reservior 91.3
WR Kaitaia 92.0
CH Mt Studholme 92.3
IN Richardson Road 92.6
WR Redhill 92.9
TG Te Puke 92.9
DN Mt Maude 93.0
HN Waihi 93.8
CH Timaru 93.9
NA Wheatsone Road 94.1
DN Cape Wanbrow 94.4
RO Putauaki 94.5
CH Timaru 94.7
RO Tihiotonga 95.1
WH Whangarei 95.1
PM Shakespeare Road 95.2
WN Porirua 95.7
WN Paraparaumu Airport 95.8
WR Horokaka 96.0
WR Parahaki 96.0
PM Cardiff 96.4
HN Colsons Hill 96.4
HN Waihi 96.4
PM Bastia Hill 96.8
DN Anderson Heights 97.0
PM Dannevirke 97.0
NN Grampians 97.0
PM Mt Egmont 97.2
PM Pipipi 97.4
TG Tauranga 97.4
CH Hokitika 97.9
DN Obelisk 98.3
DN Mt Maude 98.6
WN Paraparaumu 99.0
DN Cromwell 99.1
WN Porirua 99.2
HN Colsons Hill 99.6
HN Taumarunui 99.9
IN Mid Dome 100.0
WN Forest Heights 91.1
NA Bluff Hill 96.7


Schedule 3 – FM Broadcast in Auckland

District
Location Frequency (MHz)
AK Skytower 100.6
AK Skytower 105.4


Schedule 4 – Analogue Television

District
Location Frequency (MHz)
Channel
HN Matamata 543.250000 TV30
HN Reynolds Farm 543.257800 TV30
CH New Brighton 759.250000 TV57
WN Forest Heights 519.250000 TV27
DN Oamaru 799.250000 TV62
HN Te Weraiti 799.257800 TV62
PM Mt Jowett 711.260400 TV51
GS Wheatstone Rd 175.237000 TV4
GS Parikanapa 189.250000 TV6
DN Wanaka 519.250000 TV27

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