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

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…

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

The water source for Milford Sound drinking water aerial poisoned to 100 metres above the intake

Do exercise the precautionary principle folks, even if your authorities are not. And warn any tourists personally that you know. Generally they follow what the glossy clean and green brochures say, or omit to say would be more to the point. See further info on the precautionary principle below. EWR MILFORD SOUND – A REPORT … Continue reading The water source for Milford Sound drinking water aerial poisoned to 100 metres above the intake

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

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