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Views from Airport

connecting our communities

Regionwide aviation assets

Keeping our region connected with regular, regional flights is crucial to support the growth and prosperity of our community.


We own the Bay of Islands Airport and manage Kaitaia Airport on behalf of Far North District Council. 


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

Bay-Of-Islands-Airport entrance
Kerikeri Airport runway

Supporting & protecting our community 

We are the designated MPI (Ministry for Primary Industries) Place of First Arrival Authority at Bay of Islands Airport under the BioSecurity Act (1993), we also hold a comparable status with New Zealand Customs.

This unique position allows us to facilitate quarantine clearance right at the airport for flights arriving from overseas, typically private or charter flights carrying up to twelve passengers.


By offering this service, we further support the local economy across the district, benefiting businesses like taxis, buses, and accommodation providers by ensuring that income stays within the community.

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.

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