Pole-top photography and LiDAR - Summer 2021-22

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
From November 2021 to February 2022, we’re using low-flying helicopters to inspect and take photos of up to 40,000 rural poles on our electricity network across the North Island. See the maps below.

We’re conscious that helicopters might disturb animals or planned events. If you have concerns or would like to find out more about our helicopter flights in your area, please get in touch using the form below. You can also read the FAQs for this project here.

The work will be carried out in stages across the different regions in our network - you'll find information about flight dates and paths at the bottom of this page, below the form.

Please note in the event of bad weather, work will be rescheduled. No flights will take place over the Christmas break from 24 December 2021 to 2 January 2022.


Helicopter flight areas and dates

The work will be carried out in stages across the different regions in our network. The following is a guide to the planned date ranges for flying, with flight areas indicated by the red lines on each map. Work may be rescheduled in the event of bad weather.
Flight dates: 1 November - 6 December 2021
Coromandel, South Waikato
Flight dates: 7 - 23 December 2021 and 2 - 10 January 2022
Bay of Plenty
Flight dates: 10 - 12 January 2022
Flight dates: 12 January 2022 - 16 February 2022
Flight dates: 16 - 19 February 2022

Get in touch

The details you provide in this form will be passed on to our contractor so that they can contact you in regards to this project.