A warning for those that are walking to the Kahurangi Light House (West of Golden Bay) Last week people we know who live in the region picked up a “very gutted” walker (during the uninformed 1080 predrop) who said 5 choppers were dumping pellets on him along the coast line as he took his annual … Continue reading Kahurangi Natl Park Battle for the Birds 1080 Pre drops completed & real drop has begun – Tourists Beware
EWR comment: the 1080 issue is still as present as ever. It has been overshadowed more urgently at this blog by the CV VX rollout. The 1080 poisoning however continues, business as usual with currently the East Cape to be slathered with this deadly poison. Sixty years on and we still have the pests? How … Continue reading Read Dr Fiona McQueen’s letter on 1080 poisoning & NZ’s native birds that the Wanaka Sun declines to publish
Originally posted on Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch:
If you read the mainstream news you will no doubt be aware of the recent news from the South that’s gaining more momentum by the day … the 600 (possibly 1080-poisoned) rats washed up on South Island Westport beach. I’ve not reported on any of it yet so…
Originally posted on Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch:
NOTE: This is a burning issue in NZ currently, a nation advertised as clean and green is anything but. They are poisoning our environment with greater intensity under the guise of saving birds. Folk visiting here should be warned & not drink water from the streams as many tourists…
If you read the mainstream news you will no doubt be aware of the recent news from the South that’s gaining more momentum by the day … the 600 (possibly 1080-poisoned) rats washed up on South Island Westport beach. I’ve not reported on any of it yet so am featuring more than one of the … Continue reading More than 600 rats, birds, a goat & several varieties of marine life, possibly 1080-poisoned, washed up recently on Westport’s North Beach NZ
This is truly disturbing, especially on the heels of a recent post on topic and the revelations from the Taupo area where a hunter reports the same after SIXTY PLUS YEARS of 1080 treatment. The poison simply is not working, and worse it is decimating our native birds. Kea are nearing extinction (here also) and … Continue reading Workers report that nothing is alive now … no birds, no insects, nothing! … at recently 1080’d Wilkin River Vlly, Mt Aspiring Ntl Park
VIDEO: “Once the rats have gone down to negligible numbers” says Maggie Barrie, (former Min of Conservation) “then we’ll use traps” … ? Um…. 60 years on and still we have rats? It isn’t working Maggie. A blind person could see that. We still have rats and our native Kea are nearly extinct. Perhaps the … Continue reading A NZ pig hunter from the ’50s says that after 60+ years of dropping 1080 in the Wainui Bush near Taupo he can no longer hear the birds…”they’re all gone”
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ma7g3Zc1xHw TheGrafBoys Published on Oct 5, 2014 SUBSCRIBE 15K The Department of Conservation says it needs to use 1080 poison to kill rats and stop rat plagues. Rats have been present in New Zealand forests for over 700 years. This clip looks at various areas where 1080 poison has…
More evidence on the apparent wanton decimation of NZ’s bird population by the deadly class 1A ecotoxin 1080, banned in most countries, with no antidote, dispensed by helicopters into the bush like a ‘veritable lollie scramble’ as I recently read it described by a person who for a long time worked with both 1080 poison … Continue reading A NZ Landcare scientist estimates the likely death toll from an Otago 1080 drop in 2002 to be around 10,000 birds
TheGrafBoys Published on Oct 5, 2014 SUBSCRIBE 15K The Department of Conservation says it needs to use 1080 poison to kill rats and stop rat plagues. Rats have been present in New Zealand forests for over 700 years. This clip looks at various areas where 1080 poison has never been used, and one example of where … Continue reading Hear the birdsong in the Ureweras, they’ve hosted rats, stoats, possums & deer for over 100 years & no 1080 drops (the GrafBoys)
NOTE: This is a burning issue in NZ currently, a nation advertised as clean and green is anything but. They are poisoning our environment with greater intensity under the guise of saving birds. Folk visiting here should be warned & not drink water from the streams as many tourists do. One tourist here died & her … Continue reading Go into a 1080-poisoned forest, see for yourself says a NZ bushman of 35 years – non target birds are dying
Here is recent communication from Dr Charlie Baycroft posted by Carol Sawyer. He has been threatened with prosecution by the Ministry of Health for suggesting folk have before and after 1080 tests if they are worried about being affected by a 1080 poison drop. FYI if you are unfamiliar with the non-mainstream science & dialogue … Continue reading The NZ Doctor threatened by the Ministry of Health says NZ’s 1080 ‘Battle for the Birds’ seems more like a mad scientist experiment to kill off every living thing
From Carol Sawyer HOLLYFORD AERIAL 1080 DROP, OCTOBER 2017 – DISASTROUS RESULTS ! (These results come from inside the Dept of Conservation itself, but I doubt that they would have seen the light of day if they were not exposed here! DoC need to understand that not all their employees agree with their poisoning ways.) … Continue reading Since a 1080 drop in Fiordland’s Hollyford Valleys in late 2017 the rat population has INCREASED & native birds, deer & trout are in severe decline
1080 GREEN WASH By Carol Sawyer Citing a Southland Times letter to the Editor “Originally it  was developed as an insecticide by Monsanto. But its lack of selectivity of what it kills meant it was too dangerous.” “Declaring war on behalf of nature is not possible. Nature works in unpredictable ways and will adjust … Continue reading Tell me again how 1080 is saving our birds?
The killing of natives continues sadly. Poison 1080 doesn’t target pests, it kills everything that breathes oxygen. EWR From stuff.co.nz Three takahē have died after aerial 1080 predator control in Kahurangi National Park at the top of the South Island, one likely due to 1080 poisoning. The Department of Conservation (DOC) said the cause of … Continue reading Three takahē died following 1080 drop in Kahurangi National Park
I was sent recently a NZ Herald article about NZ’s Dept of Conservation (DoC) teaming up with Ngāti Porou to protect the Raukumara Forest Park: “Iwi including Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, Te Ehutu, Ngāi Tai, Whakatōhea and Te Aitanga-ā-Mahaki, and affiliated hapū, have occupied and continued to maintain mana whenua on all flanks of the … Continue reading In 2013 DoC’s helicopter tours and catered lunches failed to quell Māori opposition to aerial 1080 so they dropped it anyway … will this happen to Iwi that protect the Raukumara Reserve?
From the Otago Daily Times A Massey University post mortem has found six kea in the Matukituki Valley of the Aspiring National Park ”are likely” to have died from 1080 toxin. The birds were among the 12 kea monitored by the Kea Conservation Trust after the Department of Conservation’s aerial 1080 predator control operation on … Continue reading Kea likely killed by 1080 – DoC
Further update on this as at March 3rd: Probably more than 6 kea have died The said kea will be undergoing post mortems. We wait with baited breath for the outcome, and can likely be sure that they, like the Sth Is North Beach rats, weren’t poisoned by 1080 it being mere coincidence their demise … Continue reading Six kea, half of a Conservation Trust study, have died following an aerial 1080 drop in Otago
By Carol Sawyer On 11th and 12th February, 2020, 1080 poison was dropped by helicopter in the Matukituki Valley, Mt Aspiring National Park. The loading zone was on Mt Aspiring Station, in a paddock beside a public road. Three helicopters belonging to Way to Go Heliservices Ltd, and two JJ Nolan Transport Ltd trucks were … Continue reading 1080: UNSAFE PRACTICES OBSERVED at THE MATUKITUKI AERIAL 1080 POISON DROP!
Thanks to the Graf brothers for this video. It is fact not fiction note. For all those who deny the by kill and particularly the endangered birds. Go figure. Scatter a Class 1A Ecotoxin around like lollies and what do you expect? It kills everything that breathes & cannot target specific pests as we’re told. … Continue reading Cows & Endangered Birds Poisoned in Taranaki Aerial Drop
An article here from psychologytoday.com, Mark Bekoff PhD, on the use of 1080 in NZ. Use would be a polite word given NZ has been literally slathered with this deadly poison for over 50 years. It’s killing everything and not just pests. EWR “New Zealand’s former Commissioner of the Environment—1080 is moderately humane.” “There are … Continue reading Jane Goodall Says Don’t Use 1080, Jan Wright Says Use More
Note: 1. “The full results of these independent tests are on Flora and Fauna of Aotearoa’s website and copies will be sent to relevant government agencies and MPs.” 2. The link to the results has disappeared once already (showing an error sign). Please alert me in the comments or the contact page if this happens … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: Independent Testing Shows North Beach Wildlife Poisoned by 1080 (Sodium Monofluoroacetate)
“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?
TIMELINE : DoC’s ‘RATGATE’ AT NORTH BEACH, WESTPORT – INDEPENDENT LAB TEST RESULTS TODAY CONFIRM DEATHS “ALMOST CERTAINLY” 1080 POISON by Carol Sawyer 1 – 3 November, 2019 – The Dept of Conservation aerially drops 104 tonnes of 1080 poison baits into the Maruia River catchment, to kill rats. This catchment feeds into the Buller … Continue reading Although DoC said it’s ‘UNLIKELY’ the deaths of 600+ rats found at a Westport beach were caused by 1080, independent lab testing confirms they “ALMOST CERTAINLY” were (See timeline)
“1080 FISH WARNING – “EXTREME CAUTION” URGED” Greymouth Star, 12 November, 2019. By Laura MillsAn angling group today warned people not to eat any trout caught downstream of the Maruia 1080 poison drop, after 680 rat carcases were washed up on North Beach at Westport at the weekend. The Department of Conservation is currently awaiting … Continue reading Greymouth Star reports a 1080 fish warning – “EXTREME CAUTION” urged
Westport Beach Carcasses Tested Positive for 1080 Poison (Posted at the Ban 1080 South Island Facebook group) “Flora and Fauna Aotearoa and Clean Green New Zealand Trust believe a precautionary approach should have been adopted whilst testing was underway. The beach should immediately have been closed to the public as there is – and continues … Continue reading Two NZ environmental groups reveal Westport Beach Rat Carcasses Tested Positive for 1080 Poison … they believe a precautionary approach should have been used by the authorities
We’ve all seen these towers around the countryside in NZ. They too are killing birds. Add to that the emfs from the phone masts, then 1080 in our environment is it any wonder some of our birds face extinction? EWR USC 24.4K subscribers Visit USC on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/USC/ Learn more about the University of Southern … Continue reading Communication towers kill about 6.8 million birds every year (University Sthn California)
International Tribunal for Natural Justice Uploaded on Sep 5, 2019 Lawyer, Sue Grey testifies to a number of unlawful acts of the crown and its contractors who have been aerially spreading deadly poison, called 1080, on DOC land, Maori Land and private land. Sue and her team has identified over 10 possible legal challenges involving … Continue reading Re unlawful acts of the Crown regarding 1080 poison: A NZ lawyer with multiple science degrees is expert witness at the Intl Tribunal for Natural Justice
By Carol Sawyer “I USED TO HAVE A HUGE FLOCK OF KEA AROUND MY FARM DOWN THE WEST COAST… ..and when they did a big 1080 drop, maybe 12 or 15 years ago, they completely wiped this flock of several hundred, possibly as many as a thousand, Kea out in one fell swoop. They were … Continue reading A whole flock numbering hundreds of Kea wiped out in one 1080 drop – a farmer speaks out
By Carol Sawyer Horizons Regional Council have a long history of being lax about 1080 poison going into their region’s landfills it seems. I wrote the following in January 2017: “George Robinson has worked in the pest control industry all his life. When he left the Manawatu/Wanganui (Horizons) Regional Council he had a gagging order … Continue reading MANAWATU-WANGANUI LANDFILLS ARE FULL OF 1080 POISON