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Independent review of health impacts for painted apple moth spray zone

“A much needed opportunity for spray zone residents to register any health concerns” is how West Auckland Labour MPs welcomed news of a new public health survey of the painted apple moth spray zone.

Director General of Health, Dr Karen Poutasi announced today a new, comprehensive public health survey for West Auckland residents who feel they have been affected by the campaign against painted apple moth.

The review will be conducted by an independent researcher or researchers who will consult widely with the community, do extensive analysis and present a report to the Director-General of Health.

“We are glad our people will be able to have their say – both verbally and in writing” said Labour’s West Auckland MPs.

“The process will be open, transparent and objective.”

“We encourage all West Aucklanders to have their say.”

“We are delighted at today’s announcement. As local MPs we have lobbied hard for this survey and the expanded role for the Ministry of Health.”

“It is good to see the Ministry of Health taking an expanded role in the painted apple moth programme.”

“The Government is listening to the needs and concerns of local residents. We are working hard to ensure local voices are heard. We remain committed to safe eradication of the Painted Apple Moth.”

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