Would you like to capture Napier Port on camera?

We ask everyone to begin by filling in a form that outlines exactly what and where you want to shoot. Napier Port is an operational environment and safety is our first focus. We’ll use the information you share to work out how we can help you while prioritising your safety and the safety of everyone else at Napier Port.

It takes a bit of time to coordinate a safe visit, so we ask that you complete and submit this form at least one week before your planned shoot date.

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Before you arrive

Once your application to film at Napier Port has been approved, there are a few things you need to know before your visit:

  • All persons visiting Napier Port must carry valid photo ID (driver’s licence or passport)
  • All visitors are requested to undertake our health and safety induction prior to filming or photography.

When you arrive

It’s important to follow instructions to make sure your visit to Napier Port is safe and productive. Here are some things to remember on the day of your shoot:

  • When you arrive at the Main Office, ‘check in’ using the tablet in the lobby. When asked who you’re here to see, input the name of the Communications Advisor coordinating your shoot. They’ll receive a notification that you’ve arrived and will meet you in the lobby.
  • You must wear appropriate covered footwear and a high visibility vest at all times during the shoot.
  • All instructions from Napier Port personnel must be followed at all times.
  • When you leave the port, make sure to ‘check out’ using the system in the Main Office lobby.

Drone operation in or around Napier Port

It is not permitted to fly drones within Napier Port and/or the surrounding harbour without consent, and doing so could result in prosecution.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), commonly referred to as drones, are not permitted to be land, take off or fly over any property, the harbour or waterways owned or controlled by Napier Port for reasons of security, port user and navigational safety.

Consent to launch, land, or operate a drone from within Napier Port’s boundary for commercial aerial inspections and photography can be obtained by completing the above application at least 5 working days before your planned flight date. The following information and certifications will also be required to approve your application:

(Note: non-commercial flights are not permitted at any time).

Napier Port will endeavour to process your request as soon as practicable. Please note that further information may be required to enable Napier Port to process your application.

An application for consent may be granted or refused by Napier Port and maybe subject to any conditions that Napier Port deem necessary to ensure the safety of port users, property, vessels and wildlife and the prevention of nuisance.

​If you have any questions about the use of a drone within or near Napier Port , please email safetyadvisor@napierport.co.nz or call 06 833 4317.