At its monthly meeting on Tuesday, the council opted to make flying drones over its reserves and roads a permitted activity.

The decision to establish the approval for the recreational activity did not meet any objections from councillors.

The move means drones can now be operated on council-owned land, reserves and roads without needing to apply for permission each time.

Conditions do apply to specific flight situations as laid out in the table below.

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Source: Whakatane Beacon