Bloomberg with the headline news, nothing further at this stage

OK …. BRB with more to come

  • Press Release: Ministry For Primary Industries
  • A second type of fruit fly ... has been found in a surveillance trap in the Auckland suburb of Otara.
  • This fly is a different species to the Queensland fruit fly and the detection is not related to the current Devonport situation.


  • solitary male fly was formally identified late yesterday. No further … have been found and at this stage there is no indication there is an incursion
  • It is a tropical fruit fly species so New Zealand's climate may not provide an ideal home for it.
  • "As with the fruit fly in Devonport, we need to determine if it's a lone specimen or if there's a population of these flies in the area."

Via Scoop NZ


To the extent this is a threat to primary industry (hopefully not) its a negative for the NZ dollar