No Aerial Operation on Wednesday 12 March Due to Weather Conditions

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 residents.

Media Enquiries: Melissa Wilson 021 599 734 - Communications Manager

  

 

Last Updated: 01 October 2010

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