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


Targeted Winter Aerial Operation – Delayed

Targeted Winter Aerial Operation – Delayed

There will be NO targeted winter aerial operation today, Wednesday11 June 2003. The operation is delayed due to unfavourable windy conditions.

The situation will be closely monitored over the next 24 hours and a decision will be made regarding aerial operations on Thursday 12 June, or the next day that weather permits.

Aerial operations during June, July, August and September will take place across five small winter target areas with a combined total area of less than 900 hectares. The areas of Motions/Meola Creek, Waikumete Cemetry, Ranui/Swanson, Riverpark and Hobsonville will be treated on a 20 to 28 day cycle using a small fixed-wing light aircraft.

Given favourable conditions and completion of the operation in a single day, it is expected that, Waikumete Cemetery and Meola Creek will be treated from 7am, followed, after 9am, by Hobsonville, Ranui and Riverpark with spraying completed by 12 noon. There will be no spraying between 8am and 9am as children travel to school.

For general enquiries about the programme the public can call: 0800 96 96 96

To view a map of the Winter Target Areas please visit: http://www.maf.govt.nz/biosecurity/pests-diseases/forests/painted-apple-moth/images/spray-zone-hi.jpg

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Decision Day: Peters Chooses Labour

Winston Peters says he will form a Government in coalition with Labour and the Greens giving confidence and supply.

Peters said he had been offered the position of Deputy Prime Minister and a number of other ministerial posts would go to his colleagues

He said economic and monetary policy changes were needed to face a coming economic downturn.>>>More


Labour on its agreement |Peters: Post-Election Announcement Speech | Greenpeace “cautiously hopeful” about new Government | ACT - Madman on the loose | E tū ecstatic | Chamber welcomes the outcome


Climate: Increasing Greenhouse Emissions Hit NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate…More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>


Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>


Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>


Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>


Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>




Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election