Training flights will be taking place at the Whakatane airport to evaluate the noise impacts from night flying operating from dusk to 1:00am.

The flights are being flown by a Hamilton aviation company to spread its operations in other areas who wish to train in aviation.

If the community are okay and the Whakatane Council agrees to the night flights taking place then a base will be established at the Whakatane Airport to train students interested in flying aeroplanes.

Hei te rua tekau ma tahi me te rua tekau ma rua o tenei marama o Kohitatea kei te tu te akoranga waka rangi ki te papa taunga waka rangi o Whakatane. He whakamatautau kia kite ai i te hoihoitanga o nga waka rangi ka rere a nga pō kua raurangi hei nga tauira. Ko tenei kaupapa kei te whakahaere i te umanga waka rangi no Kirikiriroa kia hora ki nga wahi e hiahia ana nga tangata ki te akoako i te rere waka rangi. Ko o ratau waka rangi me nga tohunga kei te haramai ki Whakatane. Mena ka rata mai nga iwi ā e whakaae ana Te Kaunihera o Whakatane i nga rerenga pō ka whakapumau i tetahi taumata mahinga i te taunga waka rangi o Whakatane kia whakaako i nga tangata e tauira ana ki te rere waka rangi. Otira te titiro tuatahi me aha nga waka rangi no te umanga CTC Aviation Training NZ kei Kirikiriroa.