The Levin 1080 fire: Part 2 (Kapiti Independent)

A follow up-article from Kapiti Independent News on the 1080 fire in Levin. Part 1 is here. We first reported on this event in Levin on Feb 22nd & again on March 8th. At the time it was being discussed on a Facebook 1080 forum, a man reported the health effects he had been experiencing. I … Continue reading The Levin 1080 fire: Part 2 (Kapiti Independent)

The Levin 1080 Fire: Part 1

From kapitiindependentnews.net.nz By Mary Wood and Ann Hunt A series of responses from Official Information Act (OIA) questions to Fire and Emergency NZ, Mid Central District Health Board, WorksafeNZ and Horizons Council have highlighted the shocking dangers that the public are still being subjected to – 34 years after the tragic events at a fire at … Continue reading The Levin 1080 Fire: Part 1

The Levin 1080 storage fire should have been a ‘notifiable incident’ with strict health & safety procedures in place

From NO to 1080 use in NZ Facebook community What exactly happened at the fire at the Horizons Council depot Levin, in January? We know that 1080 and other poisons were kept there. We are not told how much, although it could have been up to 100 tonnes. We know that local residents were not … Continue reading The Levin 1080 storage fire should have been a ‘notifiable incident’ with strict health & safety procedures in place

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 are dragging their feet over OIA requests about the secret storage of 1080 at Whitianga

Thanks to reader manukapath for this link. Have a read of the background info at fyi.org.nz, but do also scroll right down to the last entry on Feb 24th (still unanswered) by S.C. McKee,  a scathing commentary on what DoC should be doing and isn’t. Questions DoC is not answering adequately. For further background on … Continue reading DoC are dragging their feet over OIA requests about the secret storage of 1080 at Whitianga

A Horowhenua fire in January destroyed a Horizons storage depot containing ‘highly toxic’ 1080 pesticide

‘Highly toxic’ according to the manufacturer’s 1080 data sheet which also warns: Do not burn the product as highly toxic hydrogen fluoride gas may be released. The Horowhenua DC didn’t even know there had been a fire until one week later. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES: The pellets have a low flammability risk unless pre-heated, however the … Continue reading A Horowhenua fire in January destroyed a Horizons storage depot containing ‘highly toxic’ 1080 pesticide

Official Information requested by Horizons from NZ Defence Force about an environmental hazard at Ohakea Air Base was not disclosed for more than a year later

Becoming a familiar story isn’t it? (They legally have around 21 days to come up with the requested info). Recently we saw they’d declined to notify the public of the presence of 1080 in storage which they should be doing (remember Whitianga?). Or if it is burnt which they also recently declined to do in … Continue reading Official Information requested by Horizons from NZ Defence Force about an environmental hazard at Ohakea Air Base was not disclosed for more than a year later