New Zealand drone rules aren’t separated into recreational and commercial rules like some other countries.

You must follow the Part 101 rules when flying your drone.

If you need to fly outside the Part 101 drone rules, you will need to hold a Part 102 unmanned aircraft operator certificate.

Part 101 rules for drones

Part 102 certification for drones

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