New Zealand, Transport Incident, Level 3: Richard Pearse Airport closed indefinitely in Timaru – Canterbury, New Zealand

2024-02-07: Richard Pearse Airport in Timaru, Canterbury Region has been closed until further notice on Wednesday (7 February) at around 6:50 am (local time) following an incident where Air New Zealand flight scheduled to fly from Timaru to Wellington aborted its take-off due to concerns over bird activity on the take-off path.
Further air traffic disruptions are possible. Passengers are advised to contact their airline or tour operator about the current flight status in advance to their journey to the airport.