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Spraying against moth pest delayed again

Published: Tue 15 Oct 2002 05:00 PM
Spraying against moth pest delayed again
Rain forecast for the Auckland area tomorrow has forced the postponement of the extended aerial operation against the painted apple moth.
The extended zone covers around 8,000 hectares and affects nearly 40,000 properties in the following suburbs; Te Atatu South, Massey West, Ranui, Henderson North, Western Heights, Palm Heights, McLaren Park, Oratia, Glen Eden West, Glen Eden, Sunnyvale, Henderson, Henderson North, Lincoln, Glendene, Kelston, Harbour View, Avondale, Waterview; parts of New Lynn, Mt Albert and Point Chevalier. Traherne Island and the north western motorway are also included.
A decision will be made tomorrow whether spraying will go ahead on Thursday.

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