Helicopter Survey

Through November and December 2023, we have helicopters equipped with laser technology flying the length of New Zealand to survey our transmission network. The laser surveys (known as LiDAR) capture millions of data points which come together to show a highly precise 3D view of the surveyed area and assets. We're carrying out this work so that we can have accurate digital information models, as well as highlighting areas where vegetation is too close (or risks becoming too close) to our assets and poses a fire risk. 

You might notice these helicopters carrying out this work near your area. You can see when and where they're flying below:

Date Area Zone
31 Oct - 8 Nov Northland/Auckland/North Waikato Zone 1
5 Nov - 13 Nov King Country/South Waikato/Taupō/Hawkes Bay Zone 2
9 Nov - 16 Nov Central Waikato/Thames Valley/Bay of Plenty Zone 3
14 Nov - 22 Nov Taranaki/Whanganui/Manawatu/Central Hawkes Bay/Northern Wairarapa Zone 4
18 Nov - 21 Nov Wellington/Horowhenua/Southern Wairarapa Zone 5
18 Nov - 21 Nov Nelson/Tasman/Marlborough and Nelson Lakes Zone 6
19 Nov - 22 Nov Buller, Grey and Westland Districts Zone 7
20 Nov - 23 Nov Kaikoura, Hurunui, Christchurch, Waimakariri, Selwyn Ashburton Timaru Zone 8
22 Nov - 26 Nov Ashburton, Timaru, Mackenzie, Waitaki and Central Otago Zone 9
25 Nov - 27 Nov Dunedin, Northern Clutha Zone 10
24 Nov - 29 Nov Southland including Queenstown Zone 11



For further information with respect to the flights and operations near your property call Dean Scott on 021 657 394