Drone Laws in New Zealand

drone-laws-in-new-zelandNew Zealand Regional Governing Body

Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand (CAA)

Civil Aviation Rules

UAV specifics:

https://www.caa.govt.nz/rpas/index.html

Regulations:

https://www.caa.govt.nz/rpas/index.html#CAR

For vehicles up to 25kg:
https://www.caa.govt.nz/rules/Part_101_Brief.htm

For vehicles over 25kg:
https://www.caa.govt.nz/rules/Part_019_Brief.htm

Model Aircraft

https://www.caa.govt.nz/rpas/index.html#MFNZ

Model Aircraft

https://www.caa.govt.nz/rpas/index.html#MFNZ

Additional Guidelines

For operations outside what is permitted under Part 101, e.g. night flying, an exemption may be granted by applying using CAA Form 24011/02 and emailing it to exemptions@caa.govt.nz:
https://www.caa.govt.nz/Forms/Forms.htm#Misc