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Aerial attack against moth pest postponed

12 September 2002

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Aerial attack against moth pest postponed

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry's scheduled targeted aerial spray operation for tomorrow (Friday 13 September) has been postponed because rain is forecast.

The current zone is almost the same as the previous operation, covering 900 hectares and about 4,000 properties.

It 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.

A decision will be made Friday afternoon on whether conditions are right for Saturday.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry's scheduled targeted aerial spray operation for tomorrow (Friday 13 September) has been postponed because rain is forecast.

The current zone is almost the same as the previous operation, covering 900 hectares and about 4,000 properties.

It 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.

A decision will be made Friday afternoon on whether conditions are right for Saturday.

ENDS

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