No Aerial Operation on Tuesday 11 March due to Weather Conditions

10 March 2003

The general aerial operation to wipe out the painted apple moth, planned for Monday 10 March, has been delayed until Wednesday 12 March at the earliest.

Rainy, windy conditions have grounded aircraft today (Monday 10 March) and tomorrow (Tuesday 11 March). The situation will be continuously reviewed and the operation will be carried out on Wednesday 12 March or the next day that weather permits.

As usual during term-time, when operations resume, there will be no flying between 8.00-9.00am, 12.15-1.00pm and 3.00-4.00pm - lunch and travelling times for many school children.

The public can call the free phone 0800 96 96 96 for general information about the programme. People can also listen to Newstalk ZB (1080 AM), 531 pi (531 AM), Chinese Radio (AM 990) and Radio Korea (1386AM) for updates. People can also register for regular email updates by visiting www.maf.govt.nz/painted-apple-moth.

Media Enquiries: Melissa Wilson 021 599 734 - Communication Manager

  

 

Last Updated: 01 October 2010

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