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Taieri Aerodrome
Airport type Public
Owner Dunedin City Council
Operator Otago Aero Club
Location Mosgiel, Dunedin, New Zealand
Elevation AMSL 85 ft / 26 m
Coordinates 45°51′36″S 170°21′30″E / 45.86000°S 170.35833°E / -45.86000; 170.35833
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 2,667 813 Grass
11 2,230 680 Grass
29 2,457 749 Grass

Taieri Aerodrome (IATA: NZTI) is an aerodrome 2.7 NM (5 km) west of Dunedin, New Zealand.


Taieri Aerodrome was the most southerly Royal New Zealand Air Force flying station during World War II. No. 1 Elementary Flying School, No. 307 Elementary Ground Training School and a flight which managed stored Lockheed Hudsons were located there.

Present day

Taieri Aerodrome is home to the Otago Aero Club, New Zealand's oldest aero club, being established in 1927. In addition to being a social organisation, the aero club offers flying school. There are also a number of businesses that operate from the airfield, including those that specialise in maintenance and aircraft restoration. These include Southair Aviation (GA aircraft maintenance provider), Custom Aviation (light aircraft maintenance and construction), Heliotago, and Highland Helicopters.

The aerodrome is host to the popular biennial Wings & Wheels day, which sees a variety of aircraft and vintage cars on display.

Operational information

Taieri has four grass runway vectors 05/23 and 11/29.

Avgas is available via Z Energy swipecard, east of northern end RWY 05 and Jet A1 is available from HeliOtago.

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