The Great Kaiangaroa Dothistroma Hunt

EVERY year, towards the festive season, a horde of aircraft descend on the forests of the central North Island in the annual battle against the dothistroma blight, the scourge of the country's valuable stands of export earnings. The 1976 season saw nine helicopters and 15 fixed-wing aircraft from five companies take part in the spraying operation, which covered some 61,200 hectares.

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