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Flying drones and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) is regulated by the Civil Aviation Authority.

Read through the the Civil Aviation Authority's rules before flying your drone so you understand where you can and can't fly, and if you need permission from owners.

Within the New Plymouth District there are three aerodromes at New Plymouth Airport, Taranaki Base Hospital, and Norfolk; and an extensive controlled airspace exists over the wider New Plymouth area extending from around Omata to Urenui. You can find out about controlled airspace and aerodrome maps at AirShare and CAA - Drones.

If you are concerned about the flying of a drone please fill in the Report a drone safety concern on the CAA website.