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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
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
Media Enquiries: Melissa Wilson 021 599 734 - Communication Manager