With the Hunua Ranges 1080 drop about to happen following a brief foray in court to stop it, where the judge deemed it should go ahead anyway in spite of 19 Doctors writing to the government cautioning about health risks. Not to mention DoC’s lawyers asking that their scientist not be cross examined… how dodgy is that? They just plow on regardless & ignore the voice of the people. Getting very fascist isn’t it? Meanwhile, down in the Wairarapa school children have fallen ill from something initially witnessed by a child as dropping from a plane, now not as the story evolves & gets ‘curiouser’ by the minute, a great diversion nevertheless, and mainstream whore media is in full on damage control mode.
The Hunua Ranges were also aerially 1080-poisoned in 1994, and the late Bill (William) Benfield (read more about Bill at the end of the article*) had this to say in his book titled “The Third Wave: Poisoning the Land”:
“For Auckland there was the interesting incident from the Hunua drop. The water treatment station at Papakura operated automatically, but if there was a problem, the system could be overridden by phone in an emergency.
Apparently a series of filters blocked and the phone override control did not shut the system down, so someone had to go out to find the problem.
What they found were filters packed with 1080 poison pellets, their deadly load having dissolved into the city’s water supply.
As the whole business was hushed up, no-one probably knew what was to blame for a dose of Monday morningitis sweeping the city, as well as a possible spike in the number of miscarriages and teratogenic effects (extremely low dose effects such as impaired development that can occur in the very early stages of the foetus) in children.”
“The drop was done for the Auckland Regional Council. A separate entity, Auckland Water, was not happy, and through them, Friends of the Earth managed to get in with the monitoring, hence the information re Hochstetter’s frogs. In the course of it, they learned of the problem at the Papakura filters. Auckland Water was very unhappy, but it was too late by the time they found out.”
* About the late William (Bill) Benfield:
“This is a book about how the destruction of one of the world’s most unique, ancient and unspoiled wilderness areas has led to the growth of an international industry eradicating animals and plants which have been deemed to be “invasive”. That is because they are where pseudo-scientists say they should not be. What New Zealand began as an industrialised extermination has now become island eradications in many parts of the world. To expand and grow, it must either seek more islands, or widen its scope to cover whole nations; that is what it is now doing.
The parasitic riders who drive this conservation gravy train are:-
•Government conservation agencies who seek to increase their bureaucratic power and influence,
•The agri-chemical industry who supply the chemicals and poisons.
•The powerful and wealthy conservation charities who whip up the concept of “threats to nature” as a way generating donations, bequests and corporate sponsorships.
•The academic and science institutions who see in it a rich seam of grant money for supplying junk science in support of the eradication industry.
Eradications are carried out on a scale reminiscent of the US military aerial deforestation of Vietnam with “agent orange”. Here, for all wildlife, the animals, birds and insects, the poisons used are super-toxins such as brodifacoum and 1080. For vegetation, they have devised new wonder chemical cocktails such as “Armageddon”. It is total ecosystem genocide.
To whip up a public fervour to help justify such mass environmental poisoning, the people are fed the concepts of invasive pests and threats. Thus, harmless creatures are demonised and need be shown no mercy. By deliberate and devious propaganda, the public are kept unaware, that in the blinkered rush of zeal to kill “pests” and “predators”, the eradication industry is killing everything else, even the rare and endangered species such as an entire monitored population of rock wrens from an aerial 1080 poisoning at New Zealand’s Kuhurangi National Park.
It is a war against nature.”