On 27 June 2019, the Ministry hosted the inaugural Drone Forum, bringing together government and industry to talk and share views on the future of drones and drone integration in New Zealand.
Drones represent an enormous opportunity to improve productivity and efficiency across different parts of New Zealand’s economy. This includes sectors ranging from agriculture and forestry through to package delivery and (eventually) urban air transport. However, drones are also creating new challenges, requiring innovative regulatory solutions.
We wanted to use the Drone Forum to share what we are doing, where we are going, and how you can be involved. The event gave attendees the opportunity to ask questions and have their say on the cross-government drone work programme.
Speakers and presentations
- Kirstie Hewlett, DCE, Regulatory and Data, Ministry of Transport - Overview of our Drone Work Programme [PDF, 902 KB]
- Steve Moore, Deputy Director General Aviation, Civil Aviation Authority - Drone update from the regulator [PDF, 858 KB]
- Kjesten Wiig, Director, Innovative Partnerships, MBIE - Accelerating innovation in New Zealand's Unmanned Aircraft sector [PDF, 1.3 MB]
- Trent Fulcher, Head of Strategy, Airways - Drone Traffic Management [PDF, 2.3 MB]
- Linda Bulk, Aeronavics and Committee member of UAVNZ - UAVNZ background and view on Drones [PDF, 292 KB]
Our ongoing commitment to facilitating the efficient integration of drones into the wider transport system relies on constructive conversations with stakeholders across the industry. To help us improve future forums, you can fill out our survey(external link).
If you are interested in hearing more about future forums and how you can participate, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org