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Technavio report sheds light on growing commercial drone services market
The commercial drone-enabled services market is expected to grow 35.47% and now Technavio has revealed the top seven global vendors.
24 Nov 16
Pizza drone deliveries are a thing now - Kiwi customer gets first taste
In a world first, a Peri-Peri Chicken Pizza and a Chicken and Cranberry Pizza have been dropped off to a customer in Whangaparoa.
23 Nov 16
From fast food to flying food: Domino's showcases NZ pizza delivery by drone
Pizza delivery by drone? In New Zealand? Disbelief aside, Domino's and Flirtey teamed up yesterday to show that it's about to become real - soon.
26 Aug 16
Drones and virtual reality: A match made in heaven?
A new drone has been released that has the capability to record 360 degree footage - ideal for virtual reality.
12 May 16
Kiwi drone start-up takes out innovation award
Dotteral's creative solution to reducing UAV noise earned them a place at the Callaghan Innovation New Zealand pavilion at the NAB Show.
22 Apr 16
Hands-on review: DJI Phantom 4 Drone
I never used to see the need to use a drone, but a week of testing the DJI Phantom 4 Drone has completely and utterly changed my mind.
15 Apr 16
Hands-on review: Splash Drone NZ Plus
The Splash Drone NZ Plus is a very high-end, easy-to-use and fully waterproof drone.
06 Apr 16
Grand slam! The Xiro Xplorer drone wins six industry design awards
The iF Design Award is one of the world’s most recognised technology design honours, often known as the ‘Oscar’ of the design industry.
01 Apr 16
Counter-drone vendor heads to local shores with ANZ distie deal
Counter-drone security product vendor Department 13 is winging its way to ANZ after signing up a local distribution partner.
22 Jan 16
Xiro drones a huge hit at the recent Consumer Electronics Show
The annual CES was officially opened in the United States on the 6th of January, with Xiro's Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) stealing the show.
18 Jan 16
Drone users reminded to keep off Santa's naughty list
Drone users are being urged to ‘fly responsibility’ heading into the Christmas period, following a fourfold increase in drone-related incidents.
18 Dec 15
Kiwi surveying firm using drone technology
“We realised that as a company we had to remain competitive within the market and a drone would give us this advantage."
12 Oct 15
Hands-on review: Kaiser Baas Alpha Drone
I really enjoyed the Alpha Drone, it’s definitely not a toy and is really bringing serious drones into a mainstream price point.
21 Sep 15
What do drones mean to us in NZ? Hutt City Libraries hosts lecture series
Experts and local technology leaders will provide insight into the future of drones, and uncover how the technology could be part of NZers lives.
07 Sep 15
In real life: Rise of the machines
Sometimes real life has a habit of mimicking Hollywood. Recent events however, could signal the chilling beginning of a robopocalypse.
02 Sep 15
University of Auckland drones compete for $50,000 prize
The C-Prize involves a competition among drone design teams to come up with a prototype that meets one or more of the challenges set by film makers.
27 Jul 15
Drone parcel delivery a success in Auckland
"This is a significant moment because it is the first commercial drone delivery over a populated area in New Zealand."
16 Jul 15
Fieldays Innovation Accelerator showcases Kiwi tech
The Fieldays Innovation Accelerator is a new initiative sponsored by Callaghan Innovation and aims to help Kiwi innovators rise to the global stage.
27 May 15
Embracing the possibilities but not the risks of new tech
"Consumers are embracing many of the products and services being developed through new technologies, but are clearly concerned about managing risks."
18 May 15
Drones trials for Kiwi forestry management
New Zealand is at the forefront of testing unmanned aerial flights and is set to have the world's first regulatory framework that allows beyond line o
02 Apr 15
NZ could reap $190M/year benefit becoming first nation to allow beyond-line-of-sight drones
Allowing drones to operate beyond the operator's line of sight could provide economic gains of up to $190 million a year to New Zealand's
05 Mar 15