29 Jun 2017

Myrtle rust operation intensifies in North Taranaki

From Morning Report, 8:23 am on 29 June 2017

The operation to contain the myrtle rust infection has stepped up a notch, with a swathe of North Taranaki now under a ban to control the movement of affected plants. The Ministry for Primary Industries' incident controller, David Yard, says the zone covers 800 square kilometres, and plants cannot be moved from that area.