Police have issued a warning to drone operators after attending two incidents of drones interfering with flights near Auckland Airport on Sunday night.
Police received a report around 9pm that a drone, flying at approximately 1000 feet (300m), interfered with the approach of an incoming flight.
A second report of a drone being flown in controlled airspace, at around 700 feet (213m), was received at 9:40pm.
They said anyone using a drone in New Zealand should ensure they are familiar with the Civil Aviation rules.
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According to the Auckland Council website, in the area around Auckland Airport, drones cannot be flown above the height of nearby trees and structures.