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First day of extended spray operation postponed


First day of extended spray operation postponed

Bad weather forecast for the Auckland area tommorrow has forced the postponement of the first day of the extended spray operation to wipe out the painted apple moth.

The extended zone covers around 8,000 hectares and affects nearly 40,000 properties in the following suburbs; Te Atatu South, Massey West, Ranui, Henderson North, Western Heights, Palm Heights, McLaren Park, Oratia, Glen Eden West, Glen Eden, Sunnyvale, Henderson, Henderson North, Lincoln, Glendene, Kelston, Harbour View, Avondale, Waterview; parts of New Lynn, Mt Albert and Point Chevalier. Traherne Island and the north western motorway are also included.

A decision will be made at 4.00 am on Tuesday morning whether spraying will go ahead.

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