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Tuesday, 11 March 2003
The general aerial operation to wipe out the painted apple moth, planned for
Monday 10 March, has been delayed until Thursday 13 March at the earliest.
Rainy, windy conditions have grounded aircraft today (Tuesday 11 March) and
tomorrow ((Wednesday 12 March). The situation will be continuously reviewed and
the operation is expected to be carried out on Thursday 13 March or the soonest
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 300 - 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 (1386 AM) for updates. People can
also register for regular email updates by visiting
www.maf.govt.nz/painted-apple-moth and paging down to mailing list for
Media Enquiries: Melissa Wilson 021 599 734 - Communications Manager