5 Apr 2022

Drones to be used to deliver medical supplies on the West Coast

From Afternoons, 1:15 pm on 5 April 2022

The West Coast District Health Board has partnered with Melbourne-based company Swoop Aero to introduce New Zealand's first drone-delivery service for medical supplies.

It will establish flight routes between Greymouth and Westport to allow for safe, fast, two-way transportation of essential supplies.

Swoop Aero CEO Eric Peck talks to Jesse about the technology and its potential!

Swoop Aero drone

Swoop Aero drone Photo: https://swoop.aero/

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