You don’t need a license to fly a drone in New Zealand, but you do need an approved pilot qualification fly within 4 km of aerodromes.  Please see the Training to fly unmanned aircraft section for list of approved training providers, and the aerodromes section for the other requirements that must be followed.

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

Intro to Part 102 certification for unmanned aircraft

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