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Radio Spectrum

The Ministry is responsible for providing policy advice to Government on the allocation of New Zealand's radio spectrum, and administering the Radiocommunications Act 1989 and the supporting Radiocommunications Regulations 2001.

On the New Zealand Legislation website:

View the Radiocommunications Act 1989  

View the Radiocommunications Regulations 2001.


We are committed to ensuring that our policy and planning processes, as well as our administration of the national Register of Radio Frequencies, licensing, compliance and enforcement, and radio frequency interference (RFI) investigation, are fast, simple and effective, and maximise the use of on-line services wherever possible.


Find out more

Visit the Radio Spectrum Management website

Last updated 4 January 2013

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