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No Aerial Operation Today (Tuesday 14 January)

No Aerial Operation Today (Tuesday 14 January)

Rainy weather conditions have once again dampened hopes of completing the current aerial operation to wipe out the painted apple moth today. There will be no aerial operation today (Tuesday 14 January). The latest aerial operation to wipe out the painted apple moth commenced around 5.50am on Tuesday 7 January and was suspended at 2.00pm due to rising wind.

The programme has been unable to complete the aerial operation due to unsuitable weather conditions.

The situation will be reviewed and the aerial operation across the remaining 2,500 hectares will be carried out on the next day that weather permits.

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 last Tuesday allowed nearly 80% of the target zone to be completed. 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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