Tonnes of 1080 poison from a flooded Sth Westland storage shed was recently disposed of at Marton’s Bonny Glen landfill

  Note: 30 tonnes in total were buried at the landfill consisting of 14 tonnes of prefeed bait, and 16 tonnes of 1080. By Carol Sawyer JJ NOLAN TRANSPORT’S FLOODED 1080 STORAGE SHED, HAAST, SOUTH WESTLAND – POISON WAS DUMPED AT MARTON LANDFILL!! Today we learn that the flood-damaged 1080 poison was trucked and ferried … Continue reading Tonnes of 1080 poison from a flooded Sth Westland storage shed was recently disposed of at Marton’s Bonny Glen landfill

When are NZ authorities going to take toxic 1080 bait storage seriously?

WHEN IS NEW ZEALAND GOING TO TAKE TOXIC 1080 BAIT STORAGE SERIOUSLY? By Carol Sawyer With the recent revelations that a 1080 storage shed at Haast, South Westland, was invaded by floodwaters last month, it is surely well past time to look at this lax situation. LEVIN, HOROWHENUA : In Levin, in January, 2018, a … Continue reading When are NZ authorities going to take toxic 1080 bait storage seriously?

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

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

Unbelievably, the victim of an unprovoked assault (two reliable eye witnesses) who was concerned about 1080 storage in a CBD has been charged with assault!

Folk will recall the recent incident at Whitianga with the unloading of 1080 by DoC in the CBD, totally against the rules of storage of poisons. And Graeme Sturgeon who went to the public location and was assaulted whilst still in his car, with two reliable eye witnesses to the attack. If you visit the … Continue reading Unbelievably, the victim of an unprovoked assault (two reliable eye witnesses) who was concerned about 1080 storage in a CBD has been charged with assault!

Petition For Inquiry into the storage of bulk 1080 in the Whitianga Central Business District – please read & consider signing – it could be your district next

We the undersigned petition the Mayor, Chief Executive, and elected councillors of Thames Coromandel District Council to undertake a full and independent enquiry into the storage of 1080 in the Whitianga CBD at 20 Joan Gaskell Drive, behind Department of Conservation offices. We further petition Council to protect the health and safety of ratepayers by … Continue reading Petition For Inquiry into the storage of bulk 1080 in the Whitianga Central Business District – please read & consider signing – it could be your district next

DoC’s storage of 1080 raised concerns back in 2014 at Port Nelson

In light of the recent incident over storage of 1080 in the Whitianga CBD and associated assault on a senior person, (an author and conservationist) in a public car park, this reflects further on the public safety issues surrounding these scenarios. Educate yourself on 1080 (the independent research) and the very real issues of concern … Continue reading DoC’s storage of 1080 raised concerns back in 2014 at Port Nelson

NSW government dropping 1080 poison baits in Sydney water catchment area

EWR comment: The many who have tracked and even opposed the 1080 operations (moving along in NZ for over 50 years) know there is more to this than meets the eye. Particularly in latter years as increasingly the rules have expanded to allowing dispersion into waterways. How can this not affect human health? Look what … Continue reading NSW government dropping 1080 poison baits in Sydney water catchment area

PCR LTD COURT CASE POSTPONED AGAIN TODAY…. COMPANY NOT TO BE CHARGED WITH MANUFACTURE OF PURE 1080

Are we expected to believe that chemicals were being processed in the Bromley warehouse (this was stated in the original news story) but that despite the chemicals in the warehouse being those used for manufacturing pure 1080, the company was NOT manufacturing pure 1080? By Carol Sawyer (See the Stuff article) Unfortunately Stuff has not … Continue reading PCR LTD COURT CASE POSTPONED AGAIN TODAY…. COMPANY NOT TO BE CHARGED WITH MANUFACTURE OF PURE 1080

More on the disposal of 1080 in our landfills

The Whanganui item in this is the gob smacker. Unlined hole, old wetlands reserve turned landfill, undisclosed to public by all appearances, right dab next to a PRIMARY SCHOOL! How irresponsible is THAT? … EWR. From NO to 1080 use in NZ FB page 1080 poison (Sodium Monofluoroacetate) is a hazardous chemical that is repeatedly dumped … Continue reading More on the disposal of 1080 in our landfills

MANAWATU-WANGANUI LANDFILLS ARE FULL OF 1080 POISON

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

DoC sends 116 TONNES 1080 poison to landfill, 2016-2019 … 66 TONNES to the Manawatu-Whanganui region

By Carol Sawyer This includes 66 tonnes of 1080 baits targeted for the 33,000 ha aerial 1080 drop at Makarora in 2015. The pre-feed was dropped at Makarora but the poison was not. Bad timing, and initial faulty flight charts, (by HeliOtago Ltd presumably), meant the drop was postponed and then foiled by the onset … Continue reading DoC sends 116 TONNES 1080 poison to landfill, 2016-2019 … 66 TONNES to the Manawatu-Whanganui region

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?

Storing a Class 1A Ecotoxin safely: Why was a quantity of 1080 sufficient to kill 540,000 adult humans stored in a South Is flood-prone shed that subsequently flooded?

1080 STORAGE SHED FLOODED – WHY HAVE WE NOT HEARD ABOUT THIS? By Carol Sawyer On 25 and 26 March, 2019, extremely severe rainfall caused extensive flooding on the West Coast of the South Island. The bridge over the Waiho River at Franz Josef was swept away., and the State Highway, the only access road … Continue reading Storing a Class 1A Ecotoxin safely: Why was a quantity of 1080 sufficient to kill 540,000 adult humans stored in a South Is flood-prone shed that subsequently flooded?

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?

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)

A court case for alleged assault is dismissed by the judge yet incurs a cost of $22K+ to the victim – a very clear message here regarding any opposition to 1080

Graeme Sturgeon, a man who was assaulted, then himself charged with assault, and the case subsequently dismissed, is now faced with costs of $22K.  For more background on the story go to this link. EnvirowatchRangitikei STATE CORRUPTION – WHAT WOULD YOU DO IN GRAEME’S PLACE ? MEMORANDUM IN RESPECT OF GRAEME STURGEON AND REMEDIES AGAINST … Continue reading A court case for alleged assault is dismissed by the judge yet incurs a cost of $22K+ to the victim – a very clear message here regarding any opposition to 1080

Further anomalies on the 1080 related Whitianga assault of Graeme Sturgeon

DoC ‘SECURITY GUARDS’ NOT FROM A REGISTERED SECURITY FIRM, IT SEEMS. JUST THUGS ? From Carol Sawyer The security guard who was witnessed assaulting Graeme Sturgeon is the director of a security firm that was registered 8 weeks after the incident. Graeme Sturgeon, as most readers will know by now, was assaulted in the public … Continue reading Further anomalies on the 1080 related Whitianga assault of Graeme Sturgeon

DoC Caught Breaking Their Own Rules – Storing 1080 in Whitianga’s CBD, Adjacent to Food Outlets

COROMANDEL AERIAL 1080 POISON OPERATION – POISON STORED BY DoC IN WHITIANGA CBD By Carol Sawyer The 1080 poison for this operation had apparently been stored in the DoC office in the CENTRE OF TOWN, 20 Joan Gaskell Road, for approximately six weeks, unbeknown to the Mayor of Thames, Coromandel District Council, maybe also unknown … Continue reading DoC Caught Breaking Their Own Rules – Storing 1080 in Whitianga’s CBD, Adjacent to Food Outlets

A general update on current events in Paradise down under

I see that things have been developing on the 1080 front. (As much as I dislike FB & the ever encroaching censorship, it is the main platform for the latest info by the myriad of excellent researchers & environmentalist groups on 1080 developments)  … there has for starters been the event concerning the man who … Continue reading A general update on current events in Paradise down under

Poison just lying around in the bush alarms overseas visitor – in same area the pig that poisoned the Putararu family came from

Thanks to Carol Sawyer & Australian visitor, Mark Slater for this compilation of facts about the apparent carelessness around the spread, storage & care of poison in our bush by NZ’s Department of Conservation. This article is about Pindone being left lying around, however the before & after storage & care of 1080 pellets after … Continue reading Poison just lying around in the bush alarms overseas visitor – in same area the pig that poisoned the Putararu family came from

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

A senior author & conservationist is assaulted by DoC employees in a public car park say two eye witnesses (includes Police Statement)

INCLUDES DR. WENDY POND’S WITNESS STATEMENT TO DoC ASSAULT ON GRAEME STURGEON, COROMANDEL From Carol Sawyer Author and conservationist, Graeme Sturgeon, was assaulted, his clothing ripped, his face left bloodied, and his car doorhandle broken, by DoC employees on 17 October 2017. “…the driver’s door was opened, he was hauled out, and punched in the … Continue reading A senior author & conservationist is assaulted by DoC employees in a public car park say two eye witnesses (includes Police Statement)

Pre election lollipop time – interest free URBAN housing loans courtesy of the Nats & Agenda 2030

So our corporation that parades as a government is handing out election lollipops… predictably, as we steam undeterred towards that ‘choose a different rider for the same (trojan) horse’ time again, and I’ll explain the ‘trojan’ further on in the article. Please excuse my cynicism but it is all just so predictable. As I’ve been … Continue reading Pre election lollipop time – interest free URBAN housing loans courtesy of the Nats & Agenda 2030

Chemicals

“There’s no problem with the ban of DBCP [dibromochloropropane] within the United States. In fact, it was the best thing that could have happened to us. You can’t sell it here anymore but you can still sell it anywhere else. Our big market has always been exports anyway.” (Executive, AMVAC Corporation) A couple of years ago … Continue reading Chemicals