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No spraying of painted apple moth tomorrow


Painted apple moth

Media release

18 August 2002


No spraying of painted apple moth tomorrow

For the eighth day running, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has called off targeted aerial spraying against the painted apple moth in west Auckland. Forecasted high winds mean there will not be spraying on Monday, 19 August.


A decision will be made tomorrow as to whether spraying will go ahead on Tuesday, 20 August. Spraying will start as soon as weather conditions are favourable.

The aerial spray zone covers some 800 hectares and affects 3,400 residential and business properties. There are a few minor changes to the spray zone from last spray. These include extending the area around Huruhuru Creek in Henderson and Massey West, and near the railway line in Henderson and the area at the bottom of the Te Atatu Peninsula.

As in previous sprays the seaward margins of Te Atatu, Glendene, Kelston, and New Lynn; the Waikumete Cemetery; parts of the Avondale Peninsula and Waterview and low lying land alongside the north-western will also be sprayed.

ENDS

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