UAP activity in/around NZ

N. S. Hudson made this Official Information request to Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand

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From: N. S. Hudson

Dear Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand,

The All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) in the United States of America has recently listed a website dedicated to the reporting of, and investigating Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena aka. UAP*** (Description below)

Please provide any and all information, including civilian and military reports, reports to any and all government ministers, and any and all information shared between other government agencies and the CAA, including correspondence, relating to:

i) Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena in New Zealand airspace, and in the airspace of our Pacific neighbors prior to 10 September, 2023.
ii) Unidentified aircraft in New Zealand airspace,and in the airspace of our Pacific neighbors prior to 10 September, 2023. (incase part i above returns a negative result)

Also if I was to operate an airborne device at any altitude; at any time I desired within NZ airspace; that did not comply with any New Zealand Law regarding mounted weapons, radar jamming equipment, external lighting, and official communication:

i) Would that be classified as something of concern, a hazard or worse?
ii) What is the process for tracking, identification, apprehension and prevention of further devices being flown such as above?
iv) What is the process further still if I was unable to be identified, but the non-compliance of NZ law continued unhindered as I pleased?
iii) Is there any part of a process that would lead to a report being made to another authority in New Zealand or Overseas?

***"Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP) means (A) airborne objects that are not immediately identifiable; (B) transmedium objects or devices; (C) and submerged objects or devices that are not immediately identifiable and that display behavior or performance characteristics suggesting that the objects or devices may be related to the objects or devices described in subparagraph (A) or (B).

The United States Department of Defense considers Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP) as sources of anomalous detections in one or more domain (i.e., airborne, seaborne, spaceborne, and/or transmedium) that are not yet attributable to known actors and that demonstrate behaviors that are not readily understood by sensors or observers.

“Anomalous detections” include but are not limited to phenomena that demonstrate apparent capabilities or material that exceed known performance envelopes. A UAP may consist of one or more unidentified anomalous objects and may persist over an extended period of time."

Yours faithfully,

N. S. Hudson

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