Job well done

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

The Min­istry of Pri­mary In­dus­tries staff are all to be highly praised in their ac­tive ef­forts to find, con­tain and re­strict any ac­tive re­pro­duc­tion with this pesky, nasty lit­tle Aussie fruit fly – here in hope­fully just a few num­bers.

The hasty speed of signs, leaflets and let­ter drops, along with the polic­ing of the con­trolled area, are a rapid resonse to what could be a real dan­ger to our ever-grow­ing fruit crop ex­ports – iron­i­cally in­creas­ing ev­ery year into nearby Australia.

Ty­ing in the ad­ver­tis­ing with the cricket matches at Eden Park is clear, clever and timely.

Hav­ing lived through an agri­cul­tural ‘‘foot and mouth’’ sheep dis­ease scare, you re­alise just how im­por­tant th­ese in­va­sions re­ally are for this coun­try.

Our biose­cu­rity de­fences may never be the same again if this pesky pest ever takes hold.

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