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29 April 2002
A recently completed resident survey of 800 people in west Auckland shows an increase
in support for the painted apple moth eradication programme and for aerial spraying since
the last survey, held late last year.
Most people questioned did not have any concerns about aerial spraying although more
wanted assurances about the health affects of the spray.
The survey has a margin of error plus or minus 3.5%. The last survey was carried out in
The survey of 800 residents is MAF's third to gauge public awareness of the programme
and attitudes to aerial spraying.
Conducted in late March/early April surveyors asked 100 residents in each of the west
Auckland suburbs of Glendene, Kelston, Avondale, Mt Wellington, Titirangi, Glen Eden and
in Waterview and Pt Chevalier which were included for first time.
The main findings were:
For more information please contact:
Mary-Ann Crawford - Ph: 021 648 117 Painted apple moth project communications