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Weather Delays Completion Of Aerial Operation

Weather Delays Completion Of Aerial Operation

Poor weather conditions have grounded the aerial operation to wipe out the painted apple moth for today (Wednesday 8 January).

The latest aerial operation to wipe out the painted apple moth commenced around 5.50am on Tuesday morning (7 January) and was suspended at 2.00pm due to rising wind. The programme had hoped to complete the aerial operation today; however weather conditions were not suitable.

The current operation covers the entire eradication zone and includes the “Hobsonville hotspot” that takes in small parts of Beachaven and Greenhithe. Favourable weather conditions for most of Tuesday allowed nearly 80% of the target zone to be completed yesterday.

The delayed aerial operation will be completed on Thursday 9 January if weather conditions improve.

The public can call the free phone 0800 96 96 96 for general information about the programme. People can also listen to Newstalk ZB, 531 pi, AM 990 BC and Radio Korea 1386AM for updates.

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