Drones, Unmanned Aircraft

The Organisers of the International Rally of Whangārei (ROW) brought to you by Mark Cromie Motor Group advise that all Drone Operators must have approval for the use of drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles as they pose safety and privacy risks.

Applications are to be submitted by 1 May 2020. The Whangārei District Council and event organisers will not be processing applications during the rally week.

Use of Drones – Whangārei District

All applications for use within the Whangārei District are to be made to the Whangārei District Council directly, following receipt of the approved flight plan by the CAA via the Airshare platform. https://www.airshare.co.nz/

Further information from the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand, can be found at https://www.caa.govt.nz/unmanned-aircraft/drones/

For all Whangārei District Council Drone use information and an application form please visit: https://www.wdc.govt.nz/Community/Parks-and-recreation/Drone-flights

Upon approval, the following services are to be notified of your plans: Mike Chubb, Manager Whangārei Airport: north.aviation@xtra.co.nz and Northland Emergency Services Trust safetyofficer@nest.org.nz

Further information about drone use in the Northland Region can be found here: https://www.nrc.govt.nz/transport/drones/

Use of Drones – Far North District

All applications for use within the Far North District over Council land are to be made to the Far North District Council directly, following receipt of the approved flight plan by the CAA via the Airshare platform https://www.airshare.co.nz/

For Far North District Council Drone use over Council land application form: https://www.fndc.govt.nz/Our-Facilities/Drones-over-Council-land

All flights over a Far North District Council park or reserve must be approved by application. For more information, contact the Far North District Council on 0800 920 029 or email: ask.us@fndc.govt.nz

Further information about drone use in the Northland Region can be found here: https://www.nrc.govt.nz/transport/drones/

Further information from the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand, can be found at https://www.caa.govt.nz/unmanned-aircraft/drones/

Drone use is also conditional on:

  • Flight is restricted to daylight hours only,
  • The presence of any manned aircraft requires the drone be brought to the ground immediately,
  • Any other nearby approved operators are to collaborate on flight paths,
  • Any non-approved operators/drones are to be notified and their drone brought to the ground.
       

Rally of Whangarei

 
The FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) is one of the premier regional championships in world rallying and is contested by teams from New Zealand, Australia, China, Czech Republic, Japan, Malaysia, India, and New Caledonia running primarily Super2000, Group N, or production, rally cars.