Joy Reid paid Simon Reeve $200 for his footage of the Pines Beach fire. Photo/Supplied
A TV reporter and cameraman gave evidence this morning on day two of a potentially landmark trial on the use of drones.
Simon Reeve is on trial in the Christchurch District Court and is the first person to be charged under the new Civil Aviation Authority rules.
He denies two charges of operating a remotely operated aircraft in a controlled airspace last year at Pines Beach, near Kaiapoi, during a forest fire, while helicopters were also flying in the area.