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Airports 2017-12-01T11:30:19+00:00

Airports

FNHL owns Bay of Islands Airport and manages Kaitaia and Kaikohe Airports on behalf of Far North District Council.

We hold Airport Authority under the Resource Management Act (1991).

We hold MPI (Ministry for Primary Industries) Place of First Arrival Authority for Bay of Islands Airport under the BioSecurity Act (1993), and similar status with New Zealand Customs. This means that flights from overseas, generally of a private or charter nature with up to twelve passengers, are able to undergo MPI quarantine clearance at the airport. This provides a benefit to local businesses such as taxis, buses and accommodation by keeping income within the Far North district.

We also hold Lifeline Utility Authority for Bay of Islands Airport under the Civil Defence and Emergency Management Act (2002). This enables the airport to be kept open during events of civil emergency for fuelling, and as a base for emergency services and evacuation.