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Health Of People In Apple Moth Spray Zones

Media Release
17 June 2004

Health Of People In Apple Moth Spray Zones

“The Government neither knows, nor cares about the health effects of people who live in the parts of Auckland which had $90m worth of Apple Moth Spraying heaped upon them,” said Brent Catchpole, New Zealand First spokesman for Biosecurity today.

Mr Catchpole was following up comments he made on the Apple Moth Spraying issue to Parliament on Wednesday.

Mr Catchpole, told the House, “the programme and the allocation of funds to monitor the health effects on the people residing in the spray zones was woeful, inadequate, and even non-existent for most of the spray period”.

He told the House that “money needed to be spent towards the ongoing checks and impact of the health of people in spray zones”.

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