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1 February 2016

MPI Update - Tau Fly Detection 2016 - Monday 1 February 2016

Following on from Friday’s update of the Tau Fly Detection, the General Situation remains the same as follows:

  • No further Tau Flies have been detected. The total remains as 1 male Tau Fly detected.
  • Field operational activities are ongoing including checking surveillance traps in Zones A & B, fruit and vegetable monitoring, amnesty bin placement and visiting retailers and other sites of interest.
  • There has been no adverse reaction from trading partners.

The next update will occur on Friday afternoon 5 February 2016.  If the situation changes significantly, we will provide an update sooner.

 

MPI Update - Tau Fly Detection 2016 - Friday 29 January 2016

Following on from Tuesday’s update of the Tau Fly Detection, the General Situation is as follows:
  • No further Tau Flies have been detected. The total remains as 1 male Tau Fly detected.
  • Field operational activities are ongoing including checking surveillance traps in Zone A & B, fruit and vegetable monitoring, amnesty bin placement and visiting retailers and other sites of interest.
  • There has been no adverse reaction from trading partners.
  • Please refer below for today’s media update. 
The next email update will occur on Monday afternoon 1 February 2016.  If the situation changes significantly, we will provide an update sooner.
 
The next stakeholder teleconference is scheduled for 2pm Monday 1 February.
 
 

MPI Media Update - Tau fly update – Thursday 28 January 2016

No further Tau flies have been found.

A single Tau fly was found in a surveillance trap in Manurewa on Thursday 21 January. MPI is now focused on finding if there are any further flies present in the area. A network of lure traps are in place and if any flies are present, the traps will find them.

The Tau fly threatens some horticultural crops so if a population is present, the Ministry will work to eradicate it. 

Restrictions remain in place on the movement of some fruits and vegetables outside of a Controlled Area that extends 1.5km from the location of the fly find. Residents in this Controlled Area are asked to ensure this produce is not moved: pumpkins, melons, cucumbers, capsicum, zucchini, beans, mangoes, eggplant, papaya and passionfruit. Fruit and vegetable waste and green waste can be disposed of in MPI wheelie bins conveniently located throughout the area.

Full information is at: http://www.mpi.govt.nz/protection-and-response/responding/alerts/tau-fly/