Aerial Operation Completed At 12.02pm
Aerial Operation Completed At 12.02pm On Friday 31 JANUARY
The current aerial operation to wipe out the painted apple moth was completed at 12.02pm this afternoon.
The aircraft resumed flying at 6.15 this morning. The operation was called off yesterday at 12 noon due to rising winds and hot temperatures.
Today’s operation completed the 5,000 hectares of the 10,000-hectare eradication zone that were not covered yesterday.
The next target date for a general
10,000-hectare aerial operation is Sunday 16 February –
The public can call the free phone 0800 96 96 96 for general information about the programme.
A public notice announcing the next intended general
aerial operation will be published in The New Zealand Herald
on Saturday 1 February.