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Domino's hails 'world's first' drone pizza

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 16/11/2016

Domino's claims it has completed the world's first pizza delivery by drone - in New Zealand.

Domino's says it shipped two pizzas - one peri-peri chicken and one chicken and cranberry - to a customer in Whangaparaoa, north of Auckland, shortly before Wednesday lunchtime.

The company said the successful use of the unmanned aerial vehicle represented the first commercial delivery of food by drone to a customer anywhere in the world.

"We believe drone delivery will be an essential component of our pizza deliveries, so even more customers can receive the freshest, hottest pizza we can offer," Domino's chief executive Don Meij said in a statement.

The company says the flight was approved by the Civil Aviation Authority.

Domino's is looking conduct drone delivery trials in Australia, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Japan and Germany.

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