Terms & Conditions for Use of Airport

By Using NZTE you are agreeing to all of our Terms & Conditions of use. These Terms & Conditions are to be read in conjunction with the NZTE AIPNZ Airport Landing Chart found in the AIP Vol 4 and published Fees found on our website. Terms and Conditions are subject to change without notice. These Terms & Conditions supersede previous documents which previously covered operations from Te Kowhai Aerodrome.

For ALL Aircraft using Te Kowhai Airfield (NZTE):

  • You agree to provide adequate public liability and third party insurance for your operations.
  • It is the Pilot(s) responsibility to determine suitability for their intended operations.
  • Landing fees are payable and determined by the rate card available on the NZTE website.
  • Landing fees will be invoiced. Late payments will incur admin charges.
  • The Registered Operator as defined by the active CAA Aircraft Register is liable for all Aerodrome charges, unless prior arrangement has been made with the airfield management.
  • Aircraft, Pilots and Maintenance providers must have CAA approved certification for the type of activity being carried out. It is your responsibility to enforce this.
  • You are responsible for complying with all rules and standards required by the CAA, OSH, local bodies, and other organisations which have authority to set rules.
  • You accept full responsible for your own actions and safety of other people you allow to use your aircraft or who come onto the airport as your guest or at your invitation.
  • You agree to indemnify us against any claims that arise as a consequence of the aircraft being operated from the airfield even if caused by our negligence.
  • If you cause a problem for NZTE Operations Management, the Aerodrome Operator or other Aerodrome users we will bring this to your attention. If you do not remedy the problem and we consider it serious, we retain the right to restrict your use of the Aerodrome without explanation.
  • If NZTE Operations actions have caused you concern then please contact us directly. NZTE Operations is a business and you are a valued customer so we will endeavour to remedy your concerns if we can without affecting our ability to meet the needs of others.
  • Data collected may also be used for Search and Rescue, management and planning functions. NZTE Operations Limited reserves the right to engage 3rd party agents for the collection of aerodrome data and charges.
  • NZTE reserves the right to use any or all of the following methods for data collection and to determine responsibility for aerodrome charges: available documentation; transcriptions or recordings of radio transmissions involving the aircraft; first person accounts of aircraft activity; video or photographic evidence of aircraft activity.

For Aircraft Based at the Te Kowhai Airfield:

  • The Annual Facilities Fee is payable by all resident aircraft
  • Commercial Activity on the Aerodrome is encouraged but requires prior approval.
  • Approval for commercial activity may be withheld or withdrawn by NZTE Operations Limited.
  • Any Flight training originating from the Airport is considered to be commercial use.
  • A list of ‘Named Pilots’ is to be provided to the airport for any private-use aircraft with more than one usual pilot.
  • Syndicate aircraft must also provide a named Pilots List to NZTE Operations. Additional fees may be charged to cover this additional use as defined on the Rate Card.