Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Spraying On Today

20 March 2002

With fine weather and light winds forecast, targeted aerial spraying against the painted apple moth will start at first light this morning.

A seaward strip in the suburbs of Te Atatu South and Glendene, and Traherne Island alongside the north-western motorway were sprayed last Saturday.

The plan for this morning is to finish the same residential block which includes a second spray of two gully areas which are heavily infested with caterpillars, then move to the Waikumete Cemetery. The Avondale Peninsula will be next on the list if time permits before the winds get up.

MAF had hoped to spray most of the areas with schools in them on weekends but the weather has made this impossible. MAF also wants to make sure there's a minimum time gap between starting and completing areas within the target zone so that residents are not inconvenienced more than necessary.

It's likely that the other residential suburbs (the lower half of Glendene and Kelston) will be sprayed on the next suitable morning.

This is third operation of targeted aerial spraying against the painted apple moth.

The aerial spraying target zone includes about 3,000 west Auckland residential and industrial properties along the Whau River and its tributaries and the Avondale Peninsula. The Waikumete Cemetery and Traherne Island, which runs alongside the northwestern motorway, is also in the target zone.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Peters/Ardern Triumph

There are a lot of good reasons to feel joyful about this outcome. It is what so many young voters – the best hope for the country’s future – wanted.

Far more important than the implications for the Economy Gods ( is the dollar up or down? ) last night’s outcome will also mean many, many vulnerable New Zealanders will have a better life over the next three years at least.

Yet the desire for change was in the majority, across the country..>>>More


Labour on its agreement |Peters: Post-Election Announcement Speech | Greenpeace “cautiously hopeful” about new Government | ACT - Madman on the loose | E tū ecstatic | Chamber welcomes the outcome | Greens on their joining Govt | EDS welcomes new govt | Immigrant groups worry | Feds ready to engage new coalition government | Labour Ministers of the Crown announced


Climate: Increasing Greenhouse Emissions Hit NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate…More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>


Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>


Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>


Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>


Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>




Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election