16 Feb 2018

Stalked by a drone

From The Panel, 4:17 pm on 16 February 2018
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A family's day at Abel Tasman was interrupted by a drone, which followed the group as they walked along the beach. The Department of Conservation says concessions must be obtained when flying drones around national parks, and it's unlikely one would be granted for recreational use at Abel Tasman. We ask Steve Moore of the Civil Aviation Authority what the rules actually are and why they're so hard to enforce.