It's thought to be a hoax, and I certainly hope so. If not, it would throw our economy into absolute turmoil - even though tourism is now our biggest export earner.
I agree it's a hoax. If you're going to blackmail a country such as New Zealand with a threat of foot and mouth, why would you start by putting it on an easily-isolated area like Waiheke Island?
The next ''deadline'' is Friday - the letter writer claims it the next lot of infected hay could be anywhere in the country