Drones used to fight pests

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The Department of Conservation is set to use a new drone to help with pest control.

The drones will cost $790,000 and is a key step in making New Zealand predator-free by 2050.

Drones have the potential to remove pests from remote offshore islands, respond to pest numbers and suppress predators on mainland New Zealand.

Drones have not previously been used in New Zealand.

The new drones will be equipped with a new light-weight bait spreader to apply non-toxic cereal baits over areas between 600 to 2000ha.

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  1. before you kill them all leave me some possums so that I can pluck them and get the money

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