Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Council wants to know of spray health effects

Residents encouraged to notify council of spraying health effects

North Shore City Council is monitoring the painted apple moth spray programme recently extended into parts of Beach Haven and Greenhithe, and is encouraging residents to inform the council of any health effects that may have been caused by the spray.

At the council's recent works and environment committee meeting, committee chairperson, Joel Cayford, said that while there is an obvious need to eradicate the pest, the concerns of residents must also be heard.

"First and foremost, residents should call MAF's hotline on 0800 96 96 96 for health advice, but they can now also write to us so that we can monitor the situation," says Councillor Cayford.

"We need to be informed so that if the public health nuisance becomes excessive, we can effectively represent residents' views," he says.

Joel Cayford says one of the other concerns residents in the spray zone or adjacent to it have is what effect aerial spraying has on the collection of rainwater.

"I have requested more detailed information from the Auckland Medical Officer of Health about the possible effect of spray residue entering water storage tanks from roofs," he says.

"We will then work with MAF's agent, Agriquality, to make sure this information is available as part of its communications programme."

The public can call MAF's free phone 0800 96 96 96 for general information about the programme, visit www.maf.govt.nz/biosecurity, or listen to Newstalk ZB, 531 pi, AM 990 BC and Radio Korea 1386AM for updates.

People can send their letters of concern to: Painted Apple Moth Health Concerns, North Shore City Council, Private Bag 93500, Takapuna, North Shore City.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>

ALSO:

Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news