Sunday, 5 November 2017 - 10:49pm |
Counties Manukau

Warning to drone operators near Auckland Airport

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Police are reminding drone operators of their responsibility to comply with Civil Aviation rules after two reported incidents near Auckland Airport this evening.

Police responded after receiving a report around 9:00pm that a drone, flying at approximately 1000ft, interfered with the approach of an incoming flight.

A second report of a drone being flown in controlled airspace, at around 700ft, was received at 9:40pm.

Anyone using a drone in New Zealand should ensure they are familiar with the Civil Aviation rules. More information on this can be found at


Issued by Police Media Centre