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Painted apple moth - Spraying on today

Published: Tue 17 Sep 2002 08:03 AM
Painted apple moth - Spraying on today
With fine weather and light winds forecast, targeted aerial spraying gainst the painted apple moth will start again at first light this morning.
The plan for this morning is for the helicopter to spray the seaward margins of Te Atatu, Glendene and Kelston
After a good start on Sunday high winds forced the postponement of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry’s ninth targeted aerial spray operation against the painted apple moth in west Auckland. Most of the zone was completed on Sunday before the operation was called off due to rising winds.
Areas finished on Sunday include include the Waikumete Cemetery, the seaward margins of the Avondale Peninsula and Waterview ;low lying land alongside the north-western motorway between the Lincoln Road and Point Chevalier/Waterview motorway ramps, including Traherne Island; vegetation along Henderson Creek and across to Central Park Drive, a small area at the bottom of the Te Atatu Peninsula; land on both sides of Huruhuru Creek in Massey West and Henderson, extending south through Swanson Rd and Universal Drive intersection to the railway line in Henderson, a small area between Malam St, Tahi Terrace and Rua Road Reserve in Glen

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