New Zealand Stories June 7

The insect world, consisting of up to 10 million species, is vital for the survival of most life on Earth. Worryingly, though, these invertebrates are vanishing from the planet at an alarming yet. This is why researchers are now developing drones that will track and follow insects in real-time to fuel conservation efforts.

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New Zealand Stories June 1

In February 2021, a drone pilot in Auckland was slapped with a $1,000 fine after he crashed his drone into a trainee paraglider. The conviction was the first of its kind in New Zealand. Now, that pilot is appealing the sentence, saying the conviction would gravely affect his future career prospects.

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New Zealand Stories February 3

Drone racing has taken off over the years in New Zealand’s earthquake red zone, allowing the land to be used once again as it can no longer support a building. The drone racing course is just one of over 2,800 uses of this once forgotten piece of land.

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New Zealand Stories January 20

A missing kayaker’s friends have joined together to raise money to get a thermal drone in the air to aid in the search and rescue mission. The kayaker never returned home at lunchtime after going out off Moa Point, New Zealand.

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New Zealand Stories September 23, 2020

Kiwi drone enthusiast Bruce Simpson has come up with a new device capable of scanning for ADS-B signals from manned aircraft allowing for safer drone flights. Simpson showed off the device on his YouTube channel with many viewers showing interest in it.

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New Zealand Stories August 14, 2020

A recent study done over in New Zealand has found DJI drones to be the popular choice for the fliers of New Zealand — to no one’s surprise. The top picked drones included the DJI Mavic line, Phantom line, and the Inspire line.

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