No flies for Guy’s guy
MPI’s planning manager, Edwin Ainley, says the Ministry is preparing a fresh assault on the pest.
“Now the weather’s warming up, if flies did manage to survive the earlier treatment blitz, they’d be on the wing and we’d trap them in our extensive network of lure traps. Residents in areas of central Auckland can expect to see officials checking the traps twice weekly.”
When a small population of the fly was found in Grey Lynn in February a Controlled Area was established with restrictions on movements of fresh fruit and vegetables.
“We can’t assure trading partners that the population is gone until the empty traps confirm our success,” Mr Ainley says. “At this stage, we hope to declare eradication and end the movement controls on fruit and veggies before Christmas.” Since you’re here… we have a small favour to ask. More and more people want the Post than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. The Post’s independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. With investigative reporting, we often don't know at the beginning how a story will unfold and how long it might take to uncover. This can mean it is costly – particularly as we often face legal threats that attempt to stop our reporting. But we remain committed to raising important questions and exposing wrongdoing. And we do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as NZ$5, you can support the Post – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Post