The peaceful hikoi against 1080 is met with a 40-50 strong Police presence & a lawyer giving legal advice says she was assaulted

“A large group of anti-1080 protesters were partaking in a hikoi to Parliament when they were met with an “enormous police presence”, according to lawyer Sue Grey who was among those protesting.” Sue said she was later assaulted whilst giving legal advice to arrestees. “Ms Grey estimated there were between 40 and 50 police officers … Continue reading The peaceful hikoi against 1080 is met with a 40-50 strong Police presence & a lawyer giving legal advice says she was assaulted

1080 Hikoi

‘Hikoi of a Poisoned Nation’ – A peaceful hikoi protesting the widespread use of 1080 in NZ is happening now (UPDATING DAILY) This peaceful hikoi protesting the widespread use of 1080 in NZ started out on 14th & 15th June from the far North and the far South of NZ. From the organizers: What is … Continue reading 1080 Hikoi

‘Hikoi of a Poisoned Nation’ – A peaceful hikoi protesting the widespread use of 1080 in NZ is happening now

This peaceful hikoi protesting the widespread use of 1080 in NZ started out on 14th & 15th June from the far North and the far South of NZ. From the organizers: What is the PLAN for this PEACEFUL PROTEST? How is this “Hikoi of a Poisoned Nation” going to work? Start date, 14th & 15th … Continue reading ‘Hikoi of a Poisoned Nation’ – A peaceful hikoi protesting the widespread use of 1080 in NZ is happening now

Planned Hikoi to Parliament from far North & far South in peaceful protest at NZ’s use of 1080 – begins 14th June

There are three significant government agencies that aerially spread 1080 poison bait across land and water in New Zealand – The Department of Conservation, TB Free & OSPRI, and regional councils.  Up until 2017, regional councils issued resource consent certificates to government agencies and contractors that permitted 1080 poison bait to be spread across land and directly into water. However, in 2017, the New … Continue reading Planned Hikoi to Parliament from far North & far South in peaceful protest at NZ’s use of 1080 – begins 14th June

In spite of independent testing revealing 1080 poisoning in the North Beach rats, DoC’s testing reveals none

Remember folk, this is from the same establishment that in 2006 lost a young deceased woman’s heart on its way for 1080 testing. The same establishment that failed to test the poisoned Waikato family for 1080 in the required time frame as an initially responding MD recommended. The same establishment that is still getting around … Continue reading In spite of independent testing revealing 1080 poisoning in the North Beach rats, DoC’s testing reveals none

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

A dog was euthanized in 2018 after suspected 1080 poisoning in Ak’s Hunua Ranges … learn however what mainstream ISN’T telling you about the Hunua aerial 1080 drops

There is no effective antidote for 1080 poisoning in humans. A retired NZ MD Charles Baycroft has kindly & bravely told us that 1080 poisoning won’t be found because MDs are not allowed to look for it. Neither are you allowed to do an epidemiological study into its effects on humans. So if you die … Continue reading A dog was euthanized in 2018 after suspected 1080 poisoning in Ak’s Hunua Ranges … learn however what mainstream ISN’T telling you about the Hunua aerial 1080 drops

‘Family face long wait over backpacker’s lost heart’ (2006) & mainstream failed to mention suspected 1080 poisoning

And ‘long’ it has been. What the Herald failed to mention is that her Doctor suspected 1080 poisoning which is why he asked for her heart to be tested. Please read our earlier article on this … the Doctor was in effect stone walled which confirms Dr Baycroft’s information (see below). Have you ever heard … Continue reading ‘Family face long wait over backpacker’s lost heart’ (2006) & mainstream failed to mention suspected 1080 poisoning

Nydia Track Trampers hit by falling 1080 pellets

Sadly this is what has happened on more than one occasion in (not) clean green New Zealand. A warning about 1080 poison a Class 1A Ecotoxin that unbelievably NZ authorities claim is not very dangerous: our authorities do not practice the precautionary principle with the spreading of 1080 poison. In fact they are now legally … Continue reading Nydia Track Trampers hit by falling 1080 pellets

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

Rolleston people, are you aware of the risks of toxic dust dispersal from your local 1080 poison factory?

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Since posting this a worker at this factory has been poisoned, is hospitalized & is in a coma. We did not hear about this in the media until two weeks after the event. You can read about that incident at the links below: AN OIA RESPONSE FROM ENVIRONMENT CANTERBURY RC RAISES SERIOUS DOUBTS … Continue reading Rolleston people, are you aware of the risks of toxic dust dispersal from your local 1080 poison factory?

Horowhenua Mayor supports alternatives to 1080 (recent protest in Levin)

Note: if you find this video is not playing for you, please let me know. I’ve had someone say it isn’t already, however it is playing for me. Be keen to hear more feedback. May do an alternative upload, going by the recent hacks of videos. Mayor of the Horowhenua Michael Feyen has expressed these … Continue reading Horowhenua Mayor supports alternatives to 1080 (recent protest in Levin)

1080 & the steely cold face of corporations

We recently posted a story about Joel Lund of Wanaka who while attending a local function, chanced upon Lou Sanson, the CE of NZ’s Department of Conservation (DoC). As anyone would, Joel made the most of that random opportunity to ask him some questions. It’s getting pretty difficult to dialogue with any DoC staff these … Continue reading 1080 & the steely cold face of corporations

Why are people so concerned about 1080?

With the ranks of those who oppose the aerial spreading of 1080 swelling exponentially, you may well be asking, why are folk so concerned about this poison? (Note, If you are new to 1080 poison read here for an overview). I’ve been following this issue for at least three years now & this widespread aerial distribution of … Continue reading Why are people so concerned about 1080?

DoC says the aerial 1080 drop in the Manawatu Gorge has been deferred to 2019

I emailed DoC, Manawatu recently regarding the proposed aerial drop of 1080 in the Manawatu Gorge. The drop will not now happen until 2019 I’m told (see email below) … “… aerial application of cereal baits containing 1080 will not take place in 2018 due to a lack of favourable conditions within the consent timeframe.” … Continue reading DoC says the aerial 1080 drop in the Manawatu Gorge has been deferred to 2019

Since the nationwide protest against NZ’s 1080 use social media numbers have ballooned from 154K to 207K & that’s not including opposition outside of social media

Thanks to Carol Sawyer for this update: AN UPDATE ON NUMBERS! – ANTI-1080 FACEBOOK GROUP MEMBERS/FOLLOWERS SMASH THE 200,000 THRESHOLD!! So… what has happened since the huge, nationwide protest on September 8, 2018? Many thought this was a temporary surge in anti-1080 enthusiasm and that it would drop off. Not so! If you count the … Continue reading Since the nationwide protest against NZ’s 1080 use social media numbers have ballooned from 154K to 207K & that’s not including opposition outside of social media

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

A 1080 poison drop in the Manawatu Gorge is imminent

NOTE re updates: I’m getting updates from people so will add them as I hear. I’ve added info provided via social media about avenues of possible action for Iwi anywhere in NZ who do not want aerial 1080 drops. See below. Re the FB Share button: I’ve twice had to edit & reinstate it. Sometimes … Continue reading A 1080 poison drop in the Manawatu Gorge is imminent

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

Here are 2 NZ Mayors who would like to see alternatives to 1080

Good to hear from prominent people in the community who are concerned about the extensive use of poisons in our environment posing potential risks to our health. Here, just prior to the pro-clean-water anti-1080 hikoi in September, Emile Leaf was welcomed informally on the road (6th Sept) by Horowhenua’s Mayor Michael Feyen. He expressed his … Continue reading Here are 2 NZ Mayors who would like to see alternatives to 1080

The very Govt organization that issues consents for 1080 drops is to conduct the ‘independent’ review of DoC’s recent aerial operation that killed 8 cows

“Waikato Regional Council will undertake the independent review.“ NZ Herald. Related: https://envirowatchrangitikei.wordpress.com/2018/09/29/with-an-estimated-158-stock-deaths-pa-in-nz-docs-proposed-independent-review-of-the-waikato-1080-drop-that-killed-8-cows-is-rare-indeed/ This is all very in-house isn’t it? Not unlike how the Police investigate themselves. Or how Monsanto long ago in the 1970s tested Roundup themselves for safety. Also a bit like asking the second hand car dealer to check over the car you are … Continue reading The very Govt organization that issues consents for 1080 drops is to conduct the ‘independent’ review of DoC’s recent aerial operation that killed 8 cows

Controlling the 1080 dialogue – our journalists are “tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes”

Predictably, after the NZ Govt ignored our two men who walked the entire length of the two Islands with their concerns about environmental pollution & the poisoning of our whenua & kai, the media continues to take from the hand that feeds them & report only what will support a favourable public perception of the … Continue reading Controlling the 1080 dialogue – our journalists are “tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes”

Timaru’s ban 1080 protest

Thanks to Darrell McGrath for this fantastic coverage of the Timaru protest on Saturday 8th September. They had a great turnout. Well done Timaru! Darrell McGrath What can one say, Timaru you did a great job in turning up to a very important cause. 8th of September 2018 will go down in the record books … Continue reading Timaru’s ban 1080 protest

Two of NZ’s iconic brown trout fisheries are being deluged with 1080 pellets just weeks before fly fishing season begins

Remember this people ….  “… in 2017, the New Zealand Government changed legislation, and that legislation now permits poison bait to be aerially spread across land and directly into water, without the requirement for a resource consent certificate – effectively excluding the aerial distribution of poison bait, from the protection of the Resource Management Act.  (tv-wild.com) MASSIVE AERIAL 1080 POISON … Continue reading Two of NZ’s iconic brown trout fisheries are being deluged with 1080 pellets just weeks before fly fishing season begins

The peaceful anti 1080 protest Saturday 8th Sept: find a venue near you

Hikoi of a Poisoned Nation shared a Page.   Updated here when information becomes available: THURSDAY 6 SEPTEMBER 2018. The NORTH ISLAND HIKOI was at FOXTON about 2pm yesterday walking South toward LEVIN and PARAPARAUMU. Dan Lane and Emille’s daughter Te Ora are now with the Hikoi. The SOUTH ISLAND HIKOI departs PICTON today. Alan Gurden will … Continue reading The peaceful anti 1080 protest Saturday 8th Sept: find a venue near you

The ranks of the anti 1080 movement have expanded to over 150K at current count

This was a week or so ago so the numbers are no doubt higher again now. You could go check the pages… ANNOUNCEMENT !! ANTI-1080 FACEBOOK GROUPS JUST PASSED 150,000 MEMBERS/FOLLOWERS TODAY ! AND THIS IS A CONSERVATIVE COUNT! From Carol Sawyer Operation Ban 1080 – 65,466 NO to 1080 Use in NZ – 30,221 … Continue reading The ranks of the anti 1080 movement have expanded to over 150K at current count

How the NZ Govt’s 1080 pesticide company re branded itself and why

Orillion is the new name for the Govt/corporation owned factory in Whanganui that manufactures 1080, the poison that is distributed liberally over our land in an endeavour to make us pest free. Per annum they drop 4,000 kg, enough to kill 20 million people. This is 22,000 times more than the rest of the world … Continue reading How the NZ Govt’s 1080 pesticide company re branded itself and why

The growing momentum of the anti-1080 movement

Carol Sawyer recently posted on the growth stats of the Facebook groups opposed to the use of 1080 in NZ. All this, as the hikoi moves from the North & South of the country. Watch as they approach your area and support as you are able. See details below. “Huge momentum has been gained in the … Continue reading The growing momentum of the anti-1080 movement

On Saturday 21st July the Hikoi of a Poisoned Nation is crossing the Ak Harbour Bridge – join them if you can Kiwis, they are marching for all of us

Hikoi of a Poisoned Nation is Crossing the Harbour Bridge this Weekend 21st July For details on the purpose of the hikoi go to this link. (It was postponed from the original date due to bad weather & consequently, safety concerns).   For further updates our post above is updated from time to time (featured … Continue reading On Saturday 21st July the Hikoi of a Poisoned Nation is crossing the Ak Harbour Bridge – join them if you can Kiwis, they are marching for all of us