Dennis had some business down in Gisborne this week and was a bit surprised to see that a railway line crosses one of the runways, and yes it's still used regularly -- by the Palmerston North-Gisborne Line. Pilots must observe the various flashing lights that indicate whether or not the entire runway is available.
I believe that video can take a few minutes to load on this site, but it's probably different for everyone. I hope you'll be able to see it. It would definitely give you pause wouldn't it? And of course, no security whatsoever in the airport. We're getting used to that and it's gonna be a real bummer to return to the 100m lines in the States.
Just another quirky little Kiwi tale... Hoping you're all well and happy, K.