You might consider your drone to be a fun toy, but did you know it’s also an aircraft? Because of this there are rules you need to follow while flying to keep yourself, others and your drone safe. Following them properly can also help you avoid fines or prosecution.
You must follow the Part 101 rules when flying your drone. They are part of the New Zealand Civil Aviation Rules.
If you need to fly outside the Part 101 drone rules, you will need to hold a Part 102 unmanned aircraft operator certificate. The certification process requires you to show how you're going to manage the risks associated with operating your drone outside the Part 101 rules.