DoC raining down 1080 pellets on people and waterways – in spite of safety assurances

Here are two articles by Carol Sawyer reporting on DoC bungles that involved health risks to people, in spite of the Department’s assurances of safety. In spite also of the results reported health-wise, still the Department continues to drop the deadly poison by the tonne, every year, like a ‘veritable lolly scramble’ as one expert … Continue reading DoC raining down 1080 pellets on people and waterways – in spite of safety assurances

All 1080-poisoned carcasses should be buried at least a metre deep, at least half a mile from human habitation & at least half a mile from any waterway – are NZ authorities exempt?

“A hole hastily dug in sand on a tourist beach by the Dept of Conservation last weekend doesn’t cut it! A hole containing 700 dead rats, a goat, seabirds and marine life… a toxic time bomb !” It’s been pointed out in the article here below the 1080 manufacturer’s instructions regarding the disposal of 1080-poisoned … Continue reading All 1080-poisoned carcasses should be buried at least a metre deep, at least half a mile from human habitation & at least half a mile from any waterway – are NZ authorities exempt?

More important info on Milford’s post-aerial 1080 drop water

WHAT’S IN THE WATER? MILFORD SOUND, FIORDLAND NOTE: The NZ authorities do not practice the precautionary principle with the spreading of 1080 poison. In fact they are now legally allowed to drop it into your waterways without the previously required consents, even though the manufacturer’s warning says take care not to drop it into the waterways. Whilst they continue … Continue reading More important info on Milford’s post-aerial 1080 drop water

DoC are not warning tourists of any risk of 1080 in Milford’s drinking water … & they don’t want you to either

Photo Credit: Sacha Stevenson By Carol Sawyer DEPT OF CONSERVATION TELLS TOURISM COMPANY OFF – Skippers are not to warn tourists about the dangers of drinking the water after aerial 1080 drop in Milford Sound area yesterday. Milford Sound (Arthur, Sinbad and Cleddau Valleys) was aerially poisoned on 15 October, 2019. Pam Vernon reports (15 … Continue reading DoC are not warning tourists of any risk of 1080 in Milford’s drinking water … & they don’t want you to either

The NZ government’s new rules are that NO stream or waterway needs to be avoided by helicopters dropping 1080 poison

BUFFER ZONES ROUND LAKES, RIVERS AND STREAMS NO LONGER A REQUIREMENT AT 1080 POISON DROPS By Carol Sawyer Someone has just asked me if having GPS in a helicopter means 1080 poison baits do not need to be dropped into waterways – i.e.that streams and waterways could be avoided. Well, yes, but ag pilots tell … Continue reading The NZ government’s new rules are that NO stream or waterway needs to be avoided by helicopters dropping 1080 poison

DoC tells skippers not to warn tourists about the dangers of drinking the water after aerial 1080 drop in Milford Sound area Tuesday

Originally posted on Waikanae Watch:
Dept of Conservation tells Tourism company off Milford Sound (Arthur, Sinbad and Cleddau Valleys) was aerially poisoned on 15 October 2019. Pam Vernon reports, “A reader at the Envirowatch Rangitikei site today commented about warning the tourists on the dangers of drinking the water: ‘Hi there, my brother works as…

The NZ authorities poison the waterways with 1080 with dubious ‘scientific’ justification … we ALL live downstream & it needs to go

No we are not terrorists we are ENVIRONMENTALISTS who don’t want to be poisoned.  Love this video … says it all. Thanks Benny Rebel. EWR We live together and everybody lives downstream We live together and everybody lives downstream One people One Planet One Circumstance One home One love One second chance And they call … Continue reading The NZ authorities poison the waterways with 1080 with dubious ‘scientific’ justification … we ALL live downstream & it needs to go

“Avoid pollution of water supplies – may damage the unborn child” – 1080 health cover ups

unity1nz Published on Aug 27, 2017 Marcus James talks to Jim Hilton about Health effects of 1080 on the unborn fetus and how pregnant women are not warned by the health boards in areas where there are drops or by DoC not to drink the water or be in the area because of dust residue/particulate … Continue reading “Avoid pollution of water supplies – may damage the unborn child” – 1080 health cover ups

Foreign tourists collecting stream water on a 1080 aerial drop day … no warnings given

Remember, this is what Milford local Sacha Stevenson recently wrote to DoC about. No warning signs for tourists. Turns out they won’t be putting any up about the water, just the usual signs with the skull on to warn them since they haven’t resources to put signs up in every tourist’s language. Signs will only … Continue reading Foreign tourists collecting stream water on a 1080 aerial drop day … no warnings given

Milford Sound 1080 drop: what you need to consider regarding the drinking water – an update

The NZ authorities do not practice the precautionary principle with the spreading of 1080 poison. In fact they are now legally allowed to drop it into your waterways without the previously required consents, even though the manufacturer’s warning says take care not to drop it into the waterways. Whilst they continue to claim it is … Continue reading Milford Sound 1080 drop: what you need to consider regarding the drinking water – an update

Imminent 1080 drop at Milford Sound: a local is concerned at the lack of communication with tourists on the health risks regarding drinking water

Impending Milford Sound 1080 drop (Southland Cleddau area) By Sacha Stevenson 1080 – It’s nothing new to most Kiwis. Opinions are divided. The last aerial drop of 1080 here was only two years ago. Before the last drop (although I wasn’t working in Milford at the time) there was some community consultation, including a Q … Continue reading Imminent 1080 drop at Milford Sound: a local is concerned at the lack of communication with tourists on the health risks regarding drinking water

1080 IN WATER – AN EXPLANATION

By Carol Sawyer “Safe as a cup of tea…salt and vinegar chips…..disappears….dissolves…etc.” These are the words of pro-1080 spin by those with vested interests or those whose money depends on their bureaucratic jobs, and all are unscientific lies. The better words to think of are “soluble, solute, solvent, and solution.” A universal solvent is water, … Continue reading 1080 IN WATER – AN EXPLANATION

Kathy White: 1080 – The Unintended Consequences for Water, Wildlife and Us

Published on May 5, 2019 Kathy White, a Waikato Regional Councillor (in NZ), shares her excellent presentation 1080 – The Unintended Consequences for Water, Wildlife and Us with the FLORA & FAUNA Aotearoa Sustainable Conservation Conference attendees, about the use of 1080 and pest control, health effects and more. The FLORA & FAUNA Aotearoa Sustainable … Continue reading Kathy White: 1080 – The Unintended Consequences for Water, Wildlife and Us

If 1080 breaks down to become ‘harmless’ in water, why was it once dyed to show up in floodwaters or in the case of terror attacks, in public water reservoirs?

By Carol Sawyer BLACK DYE IN THE PURE 1080 POISON – “SO IT WILL SHOW UP IN FLOODWATERS AND IN PUBLIC WATER RESERVOIRS”!!!! “The Nixon administration in 1972 banned the use of 1080 for livestock protection after complaints that it was also killing eagles and other animals” In the 2004 article below, Charles Wigley, owner … Continue reading If 1080 breaks down to become ‘harmless’ in water, why was it once dyed to show up in floodwaters or in the case of terror attacks, in public water reservoirs?

In Sept 2018, 19 Doctors who were neither conspiracy theorists nor violent activists, expressed concern about the depositing of 1080 into Auckland’s water supply

NINETEEN Doctors. If nothing else gets your interest about 1080 poison that certainly should.  These medical professionals who are against excessive use of poisons in our environment are neither violent, extreme activists nor conspiracy theorists as DoC and the media would have you believe. To confirm this you simply must read the independent information. To … Continue reading In Sept 2018, 19 Doctors who were neither conspiracy theorists nor violent activists, expressed concern about the depositing of 1080 into Auckland’s water supply

In 2016 a former DOC ranger expressed concerned with 1080 getting into Taranaki’s waterways

Note: Taranaki is soon to be re 1080’d (2019). See details below the Stuff article on that. I am noticing in discussions around aerial 1080 drops, folk are saying they’ve not heard of any health effects happening. What you need to know however, is when it comes to testing for 1080 there are parameters around … Continue reading In 2016 a former DOC ranger expressed concerned with 1080 getting into Taranaki’s waterways

DOCTORS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT 1080 POISON BEING DEPOSITED IN DRINKING WATER

By J. James infonews.co.nz IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE* THE INCREDIBLE LETTER BELOW HAS BEEN PREPARED BY DOCTORS WHO ARE CONCERNED ABOUT 1080 POISON BEING DEPOSITED IN DRINKING WATER Open letter to the Government, Friday, 21st September 2018. As doctors, we are extremely concerned about the health risk of depositing poisoned bait over 22,500 hectares of the Hunua … Continue reading DOCTORS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT 1080 POISON BEING DEPOSITED IN DRINKING WATER

1080 was added to water supplies by Germany in WW2 as a chemical weapon says a US manufacturer – & the NZ authorities are dropping it aerially into NZ’s waterways

This statement is made within correspondence in 1994 by an Eltham resident (NZ) to a US manufacturer of 1080 (details supplied in the document at the end of the article). The person was trying to ascertain the level of risk to environment and health regarding an imminent drop of 1080 poison into a Taranaki National … Continue reading 1080 was added to water supplies by Germany in WW2 as a chemical weapon says a US manufacturer – & the NZ authorities are dropping it aerially into NZ’s waterways

In NZ 1080 can now be dropped into any sized waterway: the manufacturer’s warning says NOT to drop it into waterways

So NZ seems to be able to just bypass the manufacturer’s instructions. And we the public are supposed to just ignore these guidelines too & trust that all’s good? Where is the scientific data that says it’s now safe? The years long scientific testing of 1080 in water? I haven’t seen any. And what other … Continue reading In NZ 1080 can now be dropped into any sized waterway: the manufacturer’s warning says NOT to drop it into waterways

Prior to its US ban, 1080 was added to water to poison ship rats – yet DoC says it’s safe in our waterways

Remember the NZ Government has changed the rules so that 1080 poison, a Class 1A Ecotoxin, can be dropped directly into our waterways, without a consent from regional councils. They assure us it is perfectly safe and breaks down in water. And yet, here we see historically it was added to water to poison rats. … Continue reading Prior to its US ban, 1080 was added to water to poison ship rats – yet DoC says it’s safe in our waterways

Post 1080-drop water monitoring: a former Greens MP says there is gross misrepresentation around the official figures presented by DoC

Former Greens MP Steffan Browning, interviewed recently by Raglan Community Radio, discusses his preference for exploring alternative methods in culling pests. He also believes the information supplied to Eugenie Sage regarding the frequency of finding 1080 in water samples is at odds with independent testing. Official figures say 1080 is detected only 3% of the … Continue reading Post 1080-drop water monitoring: a former Greens MP says there is gross misrepresentation around the official figures presented by DoC

A Hunua Ranges 1080 drop in 1994 left Auckland’s water treatment filters packed with poison pellets

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 … Continue reading A Hunua Ranges 1080 drop in 1994 left Auckland’s water treatment filters packed with poison pellets

In 2004 the DHS was asked to ban the production of odorless, tasteless 1080 – the most toxic pesticide registered by WHO – because it could be used by terrorists to poison US water supplies

See Also: The controversial Tull Chemical Co in Alabama US, suppliers of pure 1080 to NZ is not closed as claimed By Jay Reeves December 19, 2004 The small factory at the end of Burton Street does not look like much from the outside, but its product is getting attention from Washington to the other side … Continue reading In 2004 the DHS was asked to ban the production of odorless, tasteless 1080 – the most toxic pesticide registered by WHO – because it could be used by terrorists to poison US water supplies

1080 dropped again into the streams that flow into Auckland’s water supply OIA request reveals (the GrafBoys)

This happened also in 2015 as pointed out in the GrafBoys’ video. See also how the authorities testing get around the technicalities. The maps showing the drop area that included the waterways was obtained via the OIA. Watch the video at this link.  TheGrafBoys Published on Sep 2, 2018 WATCH AT THIS LINK For further … Continue reading 1080 dropped again into the streams that flow into Auckland’s water supply OIA request reveals (the GrafBoys)

1080 Poison Dropped Directly into Auckland’s Waterways in 2015 – With Regional Council’s Consent

Originally posted on Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKB1q5JDNvY TheGrafBoys Published on Feb 8, 2016 The Auckland Council stated in its pacifying document that it used “highly accurate GPS application technology to apply bait”. The truth is that GPS technology was used to ensure every stream and watercourse within the drop boundaries were spread with 1080…

1080 poison bait to be dropped directly into water on Tongariro Crossing (GrafBoys)

TheGrafBoys Published on Aug 6, 2018 I have been requested to amend (which means remove) the video clip about the Medical Officer of Health permitting 1080 poison bait to be dropped directly into water around Turangi, and the Tongariro Crossing. It was loaded a couple of days ago, but I have been asked to amend … Continue reading 1080 poison bait to be dropped directly into water on Tongariro Crossing (GrafBoys)

The Startling Truth: “No known epidemiological studies for potential adverse health effects of 1080 on humans” … and yet DOC continues to drop it into our waterways

Originally posted on Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch:
This is a clip from the Graf Boys. They highlight some disturbing data concerning the way the agencies mandated with the task of protecting us are failing to deliver. Badly. No studies done, yet DOC, in contravention of their own product’s recommendations are dropping 1080 into drinking supply…

Should government agencies and councils inform you when they deposit 1080 poison bait directly into your water? Apparently not

From TV-Wild – “To make things worse, the Government now permits the spreading of 1080 poison bait directly into water, and without the requirement for a resource consent certificate. So please make sure you request alternative water when your next poison drop takes place, and avoid ending up in the same boat as this community … Continue reading Should government agencies and councils inform you when they deposit 1080 poison bait directly into your water? Apparently not