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No Targeted Winter Aerial Operation Today 1 Aug

Friday 1 August 2003


No Targeted Winter Aerial Operation Today - Friday 1 August 2003

There will be NO targeted winter aerial operation, against the painted apple moth, today, Friday 1 August 2003. The aerial operation due to take place in the 5 small winter target areas has been postponed due to wet and rainy conditions.

The current winter operation has been on hold since Tuesday due to unsettled conditions and unfavourable weather. The situation is being carefully monitored and a status update will be given later today as to a further day’s postponement or as to a decision before first light in the morning for an operation tomorrow - Saturday 2 August.

The public can listen to More FM (91.8FM) or Newstalk ZB (1080AM) from 6.30am tomorrow for status updates or call the free phone 0800 96 96 96 for information. People can also visit www.maf.govt.nz/painted-apple-moth to view a map of the winter target areas and for general information about the programme.

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