A Drone’s Show?

Remember this?


That’s going to be more than history soon:  ancient history, as NZ Farmers eye up drones to send the dogs to the retirement home.  

The humble farm dog, an iconic fixture on the Kiwi farm, may soon be made redundant with the development of a special drone.

The country’s top drone designers are currently working on a concept for a machine that can perform many of the jobs that farm dogs do, including herding livestock and even imitating the sound of a dog’s bark.

“You can send the drone out like a dog to do the work to return with the information,” says Drone Business Development Manager Simon Morris.

Government agency Callaghan Innovation is helping promote the new technology and says the economic benefits are substantial.

It says a recent study shows unmanned aircraft technology can boost profit in agriculture and forestry alone by between $125-160 million annually.

I’d like to see a drone eyeball a stubborn Romney.  Not going to be the same.



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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.