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

 

Painted Apple Moth Spring Aerial Operation Today


Painted Apple Moth Spring Aerial Operation On Today – Wednesday 19 November

The current spring aerial operation against the painted apple moth will resume soon after first light this morning (approximately 5.40am) – Wednesday 19 November.

Over 4,000 hectares of the current spring 6,500-hectare zone were completed last Tuesday (11 November) before high winds prevented further treatment. The remaining 2,400 hectares in the Hobsonville, Greenhithe and Beach Haven area and a loop in the two larger blocks in western Auckland will be treated today and should be finished by mid-morning.

There will be no spraying between 8am and 9am when most children travel to school or, if the operation is not complete, at lunchtime between 12.15 and 1.00pm.

The public can call the free information line 0800 96 96 96 for status updates or listen to MoreFM (91.8FM) or Newstalk ZB (1080AM). People can also visit the residents’ page on-line at www.maf.govt.nz/paintedapplemoth to register for email or text message updates on the status of the aerial operation.

A map of the 6,500-hectare operation area and up-to-date information about the painted apple moth eradication programme is also available on the above website.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Veronika Meduna: The Kaikoura Rebuild

A Scoop Foundation Investigation

Friday will be a big day for people north of Kaikōura – and for hundreds of construction workers who are racing to reopen State Highway 1 in time for the holiday season.

By the afternoon, the South Island’s main transport corridor will be open to traffic again, more than a year after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake mangled bridges and tunnels, twisted rail tracks and buried sections of the road under massive landslides. More>>

 

BPS HYEFU WYSIWYG: Labour's Budget Plans, Families Package

“Today we are announcing the full details of the Government’s Families Package. This is paid for by rejecting National’s tax cuts and instead targeting spending at those who need it most. It will lift 88,000 children out of poverty by 2021." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Defence Spending, Alabama, And Dolly Parton

The spending lavished on Defence projects to meet the risks that could maybe, possibly, theoretically face New Zealand in future is breath-taking, given how successive governments have been reluctant to spend even a fraction of those amounts on the nation’s actual social needs. More>>

ALSO:

Members' Bills: End Of Life Choice Bill Passes First Reading

The End of Life Choice Bill in the name of David Seymour has been sent to a select committee for consideration by 76 votes to 44. It is the third time Parliament has voted on the issue in recent decades and the first time such a Bill has made it over the first hurdle. More>>

ALSO:

State Sector: MPI Survives Defrag Of Portfolios

The Ministry for Primary Industries will not be split under the new government, but will instead serve as an overarching body for four portfolio-based entities focused on fisheries, forestry, biosecurity and food safety. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Vulnerable Kids, RNZ Funding, And Poppy

The decision to remove the word ‘vulnerable’ from the Ministry for Vulnerable Children could well mark a whole shift in approach to the care of children in need... More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages