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Giant Kiwi from a drone

We recently bought a drone for our business so I took advantage of a “training” session to get some photos of the kiwi. I’ll mow it again soon and get some better phtos, but here’s the first photo…

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Giant Kiwi on Google Earth

Google has finally updated their satellite imagery. It shows the kiwi (and my TARDIS). I need to work on the contrast as its not super visible.

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Giant Kiwi Finished

I’ve finished mowing my kiwi in the paddock. It was marked out with survey grade GPS precision. It’s now just a matter of waiting for google earth to update their imagery.

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Giant Kiwi – Doing it with GPS

Many, many years ago I marked out a giant Kiwi using tape measures and grids. Now, thanks to my newly built RTK GPS base station, I decided to try it with GPS. I first had to get my…

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Giant Kiwi – No News is not Good News

I’m trying to find out the status of the markings on the land at the moment. Hopefully they are still visible and my work wasn’t in vain. For now though, you’ll have to make do with a view…

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Giant Kiwi – Not Happening this Trip

It’s all gone a bit to custard. The weather is still too wet for me to finish the kiwi and on top of that, I went into hospital last week and had my Appendix removed. ┬áThe net result…

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Giant Kiwi – Weather Problems

The winter this year in New Zealand must be one of the wettest for a couple of years. I’ve been unable so far to go back and finish the wide line or to fly over and take photos…

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Giant Kiwi – Widening the Line

After the successful flight overhead to check the draft of the kiwi, it was time to widen the line up a bit. I had planned to use a high pressure paint sprayer, but due to lack of electricity…

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Giant Kiwi – First Impressions from Above

I finally had a day where the weather wasn’t too bad so I took the opportunity to hire a plane (I have my pilots license) and fly over the kiwi. ┬áThis wasn’t the official photography run, just a…

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Giant Giwi – Marking it out

Today had to be one of the wettest days in Mangawhai for a few weeks, but the rain managed to stop for most of the day while we marked out the kiwi. We marked it out using cans…

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