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FLY FEAR: Fruit pest will enjoy warming climate

Wednesday 27 Feb 19 10:00am

Queensland fruit fly

THE RISK†of Queensland fruit flies establishing in New Zealand is expecting to increase as the climate warms, threatening the countryís horticultural industry.

Three of the flies have been found in Aucklandís North Shore over the past two weeks, leading to a ban on the movement of fruit and vegetables out of some suburbs and an intensive hunt for more of the insects.

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