QUEENSLAND FRUIT FLY
The Ministry for Primary Industries has placed restrictions on the movement of whole fresh fruit and some vegetables out of a 1.5km exclusion zone which includes Western Springs Park.
It’s estimated the Pasifika Festival would draw a crowd of 40,000 people per day to Western Springs.
It will include more than 230 food and craft stalls, many of which will serve fresh fruit.
The tenth Queensland fruit fly was discovered in Grey Lynn on Monday.
In a statement, the ministry says DNA analysis shows all the fruit flies tested so far are genetically similar.
‘‘This lends weight to the determination we are most likely dealing with a localised population,’’ the ministry says.
The pest would represent a major threat to New Zealand’s $2.6 billion horticultural export trade if it became established here.