Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




564 posts

Ultimate Geek


# 255842 2-Sep-2019 21:29
Send private message quote this post

Neighbours at war situation, one used a drone to perv on their neighbours and noticed non-compliant structures on their property.

 

They gave the illegally obtained footage to the Council, who were more than happy to act on it and issue notices to those whose privacy had been completely obstructed upon.

 

The DCC should have immediately reported this guy to the CAA for breaching Drone laws, rather than acting on this information?

 

News Article

 

What are your thoughts below.

 

 


Create new topic
1487 posts

Uber Geek


  # 2309700 2-Sep-2019 21:35
6 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

They also did the drone flyer for none consented structures as well .. which at least was a nice thing to do.

 

 




564 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 2309701 2-Sep-2019 21:36
Send private message quote this post

Yeah, I have a laugh at that, typical self righteous hypocrite ay!


 
 
 
 


876 posts

Ultimate Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 2309702 2-Sep-2019 21:40
2 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

The DCC will most likely have high resolution GIS property images anyway.





Gordy


2996 posts

Uber Geek


  # 2309731 2-Sep-2019 22:37
Send private message quote this post

Mark:

They also did the drone flyer for none consented structures as well .. which at least was a nice thing to do.


 



Trouble was Mr Drone then decided that if he was going down he'd spread the misery around the neighbourhood. If the Council had made it clear that the original footage was taken illegally maybe he wouldn't have persisted.

""The way this developed is a complaint between two neighbours. The council was brought in as a weapon, unfortunately."

It was an issue of "pettiness" between neighbours."

It's a bit rich for the Council to be describing application of its rules as pettiness.

Our street is full of woodpiles and small sheds against fences. There is one shed that is a nuisance only because elderly type escapes to the shed and spends a lot of time bashing things in it. No one would care if it was just full of the usual junk.

2297 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  # 2309747 3-Sep-2019 01:20
2 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

Think this was on Fair Go a couple of weeks back, something about a non consented wood cover. Who ever is doing it needs to get a life. Not sure why you would want to make yourself an enemy to your neighbours somewhere as small as Mosgiel. 


3355 posts

Uber Geek


  # 2309772 3-Sep-2019 08:36
Send private message quote this post

lxsw20:

 

Think this was on Fair Go a couple of weeks back, something about a non consented wood cover. Who ever is doing it needs to get a life. Not sure why you would want to make yourself an enemy to your neighbours somewhere as small as Mosgiel. 

 

 

Sure was. And even then they could see over fences a number of additional ones that at the time were not targeted. It's possibly FairGo and the drone op seeing their place that has spurred it.

 

Funny how they know they got footage in a dodgy way. But also got a list of the subjects in the footage separately from it. And since that was a document able to be used for complaint, decided to ignore the dodgy footage/obtain method and pursue.

 

Seems to say, as long as you don't want to give purely video evidence, the world is your oyster.


596 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 2309774 3-Sep-2019 08:56
Send private message quote this post

I have heard from multiple builders that the DCC building services department is one of the worst to deal with in the country so i'm not surprised they used the footage.

 

 

 

 

 

For the original shed issue, the advice for sheds on the website under "Do I need consent" was:

 

  • sheds greater than 10 square metres in floor area 

After the issue with fair go, they added "(For more information please go to advice on back yard sheds page)" which then tells you that you cant be close to a fence/boundary

 

Every property I can think of has a shed on the edge of the boundary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Logitech introduces new Made for Google keyboard and mouse devices
Posted 16-Oct-2019 13:36


MATTR launches to accelerate decentralised identity
Posted 16-Oct-2019 10:28


Vodafone X-Squad powers up for customers
Posted 16-Oct-2019 08:15


D Link ANZ launches EXO Smart Mesh Wi Fi Routers with McAfee protection
Posted 15-Oct-2019 11:31


Major Japanese retailer partners with smart New Zealand technology IMAGR
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:29


Ola pioneers one-time passcode feature to fight rideshare fraud
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:24


Spark Sport new home of NZC matches from 2020
Posted 10-Oct-2019 09:59


Meet Nola, Noel Leeming's new digital employee
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:07


Registrations for Sprout Accelerator open for 2020 season
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:02


Teletrac Navman welcomes AI tech leader Jens Meggers as new President
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:41


Vodafone makes voice of 4G (VoLTE) official
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:36


2degrees Reaches Milestone of 100,000 Broadband Customers
Posted 1-Oct-2019 09:17


Nokia 1 Plus available in New Zealand from 2nd October
Posted 30-Sep-2019 17:46


Ola integrates Apple Pay as payment method in New Zealand
Posted 25-Sep-2019 09:51


Facebook Portal to land in New Zealand
Posted 19-Sep-2019 18:35



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.