Locals thanked for response support
KVH and other members of the fruit fly response team were in Auckland during the weekend running several thank you events.
The response team had a presence at the Otara markets on Saturday, and the Northcote shopping mall and Devonport ferry terminal on Sunday.
In Otara and Devonport the events were designed to thank those heavily affected by the restrictions in place to limit the movement of fruit during the response, and hand out tote bags that included information about response activities (such as how much fruit was collected, how many bins and signs were put out etc) and the role the public has played in stopping a population establishing.
In Northcote, there was a focus on thanking people for their efforts thus far and reminding them that restrictions are still in place, as well as how to identify flies/larvae and what to do if they spot anything unusual. Tote bags with information leaflets and other giveaways were handed out.
The events were busy and positive, with high levels of awareness and input from the public.