Aircraft Grounded For Day 12 Noon Thursday 30 Jan
Aircraft Grounded For Day (12 Noon Thursday 30 January)
Today’s aerial operation to wipe out the painted apple moth commenced soon after first light.
The three aircraft completed approximately 50% of the 10,000-hectare eradication zone. The aircraft were grounded around 12 noon by rising winds and temperatures.
The helicopter was able to cover all of the high priority infested areas within the eradication zone this morning.
Weather permitting, aerial
operations will resume early tomorrow morning and are
expected to take up to 4 hours to complete.
The public can freephone 0800 969696 for more information. Regular radio updates will be broadcast on Newstalk ZB, 531 pi, AM 990 BBC and Radio Korea – 1386 AM.