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


Ninth Spray Date Against Moth Pest Set


4 September 2002 Media Release

Ninth Spray Date Against Moth Pest Set

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has announced a date for its ninth targeted aerial spraying operation against the painted apple moth in west Auckland.

Spraying is scheduled for Friday 13 September - weather permitting. The last operation was delayed for 12 days by bad weather. The spray zone is almost the same as the previous operation, covering 900 hectares and about 4,000 properties.

The only new areas in this round are small extensions to Huruhuru Creek in Henderson and Massey West and near the railway line in Henderson.

The rest of the zone includes the seaward margins of Te Atatu, Glendene, Kelston, Waterview and New Lynn between the Whau River and the general road boundaries of Te Atatu and Great North Roads; the Waikumete Cemetery; parts of the Avondale Peninsula; and low lying land alongside the north-western motorway between the Lincoln Road and the Point Chevalier/Waterview ramps.

Two aircraft will work together but in different areas and if conditions are right could complete the operation in a morning. A fixed wing plane will concentrate on the residential blocks and the cemetery, while the helicopter will cover the difficult and smaller areas.

MAF have submitted a paper to Cabinet outlining future options for the painted apple moth project. Cabinet is expected to review the paper next Monday 9 September.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Police Authority: Use Of Taser Was Disproportionate And Unjustified

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer’s second use of a Taser on a mentally unwell Hokitika man was disproportionate and unjustified. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Holidays, Hekia Parata And Badlands

Hekia Parata, adieu. Reportedly, she’s been ‘passionate’ about education. She has “bravely’ led the charge on the government’s education reforms. In the past week , many of the postscripts to Hekia Parata’s career as Education Minister have sounded like a schoolteacher desperately trying to find some reason why a D student can be marked up to C minus. More>>


Minister of Finance: Plan Shows $100 Billion Infrastructure Projects

Finance Minister Bill English has today launched the Government’s Ten Year Capital Intentions Plan (CIP) which shows a pipeline of $100.9 billion worth of infrastructure projects over the next decade. More>>


Werewolf: Safe Landings Gordon Campbell on the safety challenge to the Wellington runway extension.

The safety-related legal challenge revolves around the size of the 90 metre long Runway End Safety Area (RESA) being proposed for the runway extension. More>>


Environment Commissioner: We Need To Work Together On Climate Change And Farming

“The debate around agricultural emissions and the ETS has been polarised for too long,” said the Commissioner. “But the ETS is not the only way forward – there are other things that can be done.” More>>


NZ Super Fund: Seeking To Put A Market Price On Climate Change

Oct. 19 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand Superannuation Fund says it will devise a set of rules to assess investment winners and losers under climate change, a strategy that could rule out fossil fuels or producers such as current portfolio member Exxon ... More>>


Rejuvenation: Parata Will Not Contest 2017 Election

Education Minister and National List MP Hekia Parata has today announced that she will not be contesting the next election. She advised the Prime Minister of her decision earlier this year. More>>

Prisons Grow: Government Approves Plans For Increased Prison Capacity

Despite significant progress in reducing crime the number of prisoners has increased faster than projected. This is because the proportion of offenders charged with serious crimes has risen, meaning more people are being remanded in custody and serving more of their sentences in prison. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news