No Targeted Winter Aerial Operation 18 September
Wednesday 17 September 2003
No Targeted Winter Aerial Operation 18 September 2003
There will be NO targeted winter aerial operation against the painted apple moth tomorrow – Thursday 18 September 2003. The operation planned to start earlier this week has been delayed by unsettled weather conditions and has been called off tomorrow due to forecast high winds.
Aerial operations are weather dependent and the current operation will go ahead as soon as weather permits. The situation will be closely monitored over the next 24 hours and a decision will be made tomorrow regarding the operation starting on Friday 19 September.
During the winter months aerial operations are carried out in 5 small target areas covering a total area of less than 900 hectares. The public can visit www.maf.govt.nz/paintedapplemoth to see a map of the winter target areas and for general information about the programme.
Updates and general information about the eradication programme are also available on free phone 0800 96 96 96. On aerial operation days the public can listen to MoreFM (91.8FM) or Newstalk ZB (1080AM) from 6am for status updates.