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Remotely Piloted Aircraft System ('Drone') Flying in Auckland Council Parks

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From: Allen Reynolds

Dear Auckland Council,

Auckland Council owns parks and public spaces around the Auckland region.
Auckland Council allows drone* flying in most Council parks and public spaces**.

For the period 01 January 2015 to present –

1. Park Use
Has Auckland Council measured, assessed, surveyed or otherwise gathered and recorded data on RPAS* flying in Council parks and public spaces?

Data including, but not limited to - dates, times, locations, numbers participating, durations, incidents, injuries, damage to property…

Where/how can I gain access to this data?
On-line access to the data is preferred – please provide links, if available.

2. RPAS Events
Has Auckland Council specifically permitted, authorised or in any other way allowed the use of any Council park or public space for RPAS flying events?

And has Auckland Council recorded data for these events including, but not limited to - dates, times, locations, numbers participating, durations, incidents, injuries, damage to property…

Where/how can I gain access to this data?
On-line access to the data is preferred – please provide links, if available.

* - Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), commonly termed ‘drone’, including fixed wing, rotor and multirotor aircraft, per Civil Aviation Rule Parts 101 & 102 - https://www.caa.govt.nz/unmanned-aircraft/

** - “You can fly your drone or UAV in most parks and public spaces around Auckland without a permit” - https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/park...

Thank you,

Allen Reynolds

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Dear Allen,

Thank you for your request for information about Remotely Piloted Aircraft
System ('Drone') Flying in Auckland Council Parks.

I have attached an information sheet on our processes and requirements
under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987
(LGOIMA).

We will respond to your request within 20 working days of receipt of your
request. Please note that the period commencing 25 December and ending 15
January is not counted as working days in accordance with section 2(1) of
LGOIMA.
 
If you have further questions please feel free to contact Jenny Hua
([1][email address]) on 09 301 0101, quoting reference
8140004065.
 
Kind regards
The Privacy & LGOIMA team
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Dear Allen,
 
Further to our acknowledgment on 14 January 2019, we require more time to
respond to your request.
 
I’m sorry that we are unable to provide you the information today. We are
currently still processing and reviewing information for your request.
Therefore, Auckland Council is extending the time limit for responding to
your request under section 14 of the Local Government Official Information
and Meetings Act 1987 (LGOIMA). We will reply to your request by 27
February 2018. Please note this is a maximum response time and we will
endeavour to respond sooner.
 
The reason for this extension is:
- Consultations necessary to make a decision on the request are ongoing
and a proper response to the request cannot reasonably be made within the
original time limit.
 
Please note you have the right to request a review of this extension from
the Ombudsman.
 
If you have any questions please let me know.
 
Kind regards
Jenny Hua
Privacy & LGOIMA Business Partner
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