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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?

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A hikoi against 1080 use in NZ culminated in thousands protesting nationwide on 8 September … folk continue to protest nationwide
Many thought this was a temporary surge in anti-1080 enthusiasm and that it would drop off. Not so! If you count the nine groups listed in my original posts on membership, the figures are :

27 August, 2018 – 154,575
6 September, 2018 – 175,627
4 December, 2018 – 184,421

So, since 27 August, 2018, numbers of the nine main groups have grown by 29,846 people…..or THREE HUNDRED PEOPLE PER DAY!

The total for anti-1080 membership/followers on Facebook groups is now well over 200,000. See below. (All groups listed here are current, and active up to today!)

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There are of course many groups that are not listed here. I have only listed those groups with 1,000 or more followers or members.

Here they are again with the latest figures and now three new groups have reached the 1,000 member target – “America Against 1080 – Stop Poison Drops in New Zealand”, “Operation Ban 1080 Open”, and “ABC’s of 1080”.

PLUS there are three groups of over 1,000 members that I realized I didn’t count before – “Stop 1080 Poison “, “Anti 1080 Action Ruapehu”, and “Ban 1080 Poison in New Zealand”.

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Groups with more than 1,000 members /followers :

Operation Ban 1080 – 84,670
NO to 1080 Use in NZ – 31,821
1080 Eyewitness – 22,065
Ban 1080 Party – 13,888
Hikoi of a Poisoned Nation – 9.389
New Zealand’s Not Clean Green – 8,688
The Graf Boys – 6,211
Ban 1080 – South Island – 4,331
Ban 1080 Poison in New Zealand – 4,224
Stop 1080 Poison – 3,944
Operation Ban 1080 Open – 3,875
Stop 1080 NOW – 3,408
Anti 1080 Action Ruapehu – 1,776
ABC’s of 1080 – 1,118
America Against 1080 – Stop the Poison Drops in New Zealand – 1,003

TOTAL = 200,411

PS : There will be some overlap, particularly between “Operation Ban 1080” and “Operation Ban 1080 Open” members, but counteracting that there are many CURRENT groups just under the 1,000 member threshold.

For example –

Groups with under 1000 members/ followers :

Stop Poisoning Coromandel Peninsula – 987
1080 in Fiordland – 819
Church of Poison Free New Zealand – 775
1080 Poison Protest Action TPPA – 743
Save Raukumara From 1080 – 722
1080 Alternatives NZ – 721
Stop 1080 Poison Fox Baits in Tasmania – 453
1080 Free Rolleston – 438
NZ Farmers Against 1080 Poison – 417
Whangarei Ban 1080 – 266
Northland 1080 – 238
Dunedin Against 1080 – 146

TOTAL = 6,725

…and many more smaller groups.

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OVERALL TOTAL MEMBERSHIP/FOLLOWING OF ABOVE GROUPS = 207,136!!!!!!

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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 personal preference for alternatives to 1080 being used. There is another also in this camp, the Mayor of Queenstown … we posted an article on that  a month or so back.

It would be a good idea to contact the Mayor & Councilors of your own particular region & see if any others are pro alternatives.

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Pictured near Ohau (left to right) are Emile Leaf, Mayor of Horowhenua, Michael Feyen & Dan Lane

1080 propaganda exposed by Alan Gurden & Emille Leaf

Streamed live 25 Sept 2018

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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 deadly poison 1080. I stopped following mainstream long ago. It is owned by around six corporations now & no prizes for guessing the ownership of those.

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Our growing fascist corporatocracy is well armed with willing participants ie sold out journos. You can swap out NY Times in the image below for NZ Herald, Stuff and so on, they’re all pretty much the same. Whore media basically.

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Journos don’t bite the hand that feeds them. Don’t believe me? My opinion is not new.

John Swinton (1830-1901) was the chief editorial journalist at the New York Times from 1860 to 1870 and for the New York Sun from 1875-1897. In 1880 while as a guest of honour at a banquet of leading journalists , he was offered a ‘toast to the independent press’ and he outraged his colleagues by replying:

“There is no such thing, at this state of the world’s history, in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours, my occupation would be gone. The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to  sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent press? We are tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes”.   READ MORE

MSM control is as much (or more) about what they don’t say as what they do.

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Note what they’re not mentioning about 1080:

  • the dodgy goings on following the poisoning of the Putaruru family (failure to heed the opinion of the Doctors early in the piece & test for 1080)
  • the NZ Govt lab’s loss of the young woman’s heart whose Doctor suspected 1080 poisoning
  • that there is no antidote to 1080
  • that most other countries have banned 1080
  • that farmers are asked to hide in the paperwork that their stock died of 1080 poisoning
  • that DoC didn’t test 89 dead kiwi for 1080 poisoning (why wouldn’t you?)
  • that 1080 kills every oxygen breathing organism & does not (cannot) target pests only
  • that the NZ Govt changed the law recently so as they could drop 1080 into the waterways without a consent from Councils
  • that in the recent environmental court hearing to stop the Hunua Ranges drop, DoC’s lawyers asked the judge for their scientist to not be cross examined
  • that DoC’s science of justification of 1080 use doesn’t match the independent reviews
  • that there are inconsistencies in the information they present us with

I could go on.
It is as much about what is omitted as what is told to you. Try and comment on those news items and see the control go into action.

The image below I found online (please advise if it’s yours*) …. it so graphically describes what words never could. Quite appropriately also is the colour of the feed trough contents. The same as that of 1080 & the illusory clean green NZ. Your Govt has done a great job of rebranding the deadly poison that is odourless & colourless & has no antidote. As NZ’s Dr Charlie Baycroft warned us recently, if you die from 1080 poisoning no one will know.

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On the brighter side, the hikoi and protests on the 8th September have made an impact for sure. This is evidenced by the subsequent ramping up by mainstream of pro 1080 damage control.

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* Re the image,  please let me know if you decline permission to use it.

 

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!

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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 for the amount of people who came together, to stand together and to voice their concern over the use of a poison, 1080.
Throughout New Zealand, from the Cape to Bluff, over the last 5-6 months, two blokes set about creating awareness on both islands. Alan and Emile began the HIKOI OF A POISONED NATION.
Incredibly brave move as it was the cold winter months and the 8th Sept was the day they would congregate in Wellington outside the Beehive.
Not sure on the actual number, but with Wellington holding the main event, many, many towns throughout both islands, came together in full support for the banning of 1080.
I was born and bred here in Timaru, I went away for a few years but returned. Only the day before (the 7th) I saw some post that was looking like a typical Timaru response, ONLY 6 were showing as going. I thought that was just typical of Timaru, so many voice their own opinion, so many not having much knowledge on many topics, but when action takes place, you don’t see them.
I was absolutely wrapped in what i saw outside the Timaru City Council building. One by one, the people gathered and in the matter of 4–50minutes, an incredibly great turn out.
Well done to ALL who showed, well done to the ones who organized the Timaru 1080 Gathering and as we all get together, country wide, lets hope that common sense takes place and this government actually KILLS 1080 ONCE AND FOR ALL.
I see many posts where the blame points to the immediate government, it can’t just be blamed on this one, as over the last 30 years, this criminal element has been going on through many puppets, of different parties.
If this Government now, run my Jacinda Adern wants to put herself and party on the map of good, NOW IS THE TIME. KILL KILL KILL 1080!!!

Timaru, this video is for you, all those that supported a worthy cause in exposing and bringing an end to this democidal ingredient.
#hikoiofapoisonednation

“If you die from 1080 poisoning nobody will know” … bullied Doctors are not doing the tests said Dr Charlie Baycroft at Saturday’s protest in Wellington

No one will know Dr Baycroft says, because Doctors are bullied into not doing the tests!

“In case you have any doubt, the MOH and their clerical employees have a great deal of control over our medical professions and they do not take kindly to anyone expressing an opinion that they disagree with. Working Doctors with current practicing certificates have to tread lightly where the MOH and their agendas are concerned.”


NZ wide yesterday, thousands protested from one end of the country to the other (you can see all the wonderful photos and videos at Facebook). In usual mainstream style nary a mention of the protest, except in an extremely skewed & negative way which is typical of MSM anyway. MSM is the long arm of the new corporatocracy that is looking more police statish than ever going by recent events. It is time they woke up & started listening to the people.

What particularly caught my ear among the speeches was that given by retired NZ GP Dr Charlie Baycroft (there was more caught my ear which I’ll cover in later posts). We published info on his recent suggestion to the public that they get tested before & after a 1080 drop if they were at all concerned about being poisoned. He was then threatened by the MOH with prosecution for doing that. Something is seriously wrong with that picture isn’t it?  Why do you not encourage any activity with a safety focus?

Anyway, he made the statement at the protest that if you die of 1080 poisoning, nobody will know why you did because nobody will do the tests to show if there are residues of the poison in your body (neither, bear in mind, is there an antidote to 1080 poison!). You can hear him speak in the video, he is speaking already as the video begins.

“You will not know if 1080 made you sick. If you go to the Doctor, what reception will you get? I’ve heard from the people. You’ll get told ‘don’t worry about it, go home, don’t worry about it’. You know, will you have some blood tests to see if your cells have been damaged & have started releasing enzymes (omitted sentences here as sound is unclear) …. no you will not, why? because the Doctors are being bullied into not doing the tests. If you die from 1080, how will your family know? They will not know because nobody will do the tests to find the residues of the poison in your body, so the truth of the matter is, this is really dangerous”.

Dr Baycroft responded recently to the article about threatened prosecution:

“Hello.
This threat is old news. I replied and then no more correspondence or answers to the relevant questions that I asked. Perhaps they forgot that old retired doctors without practicing certificates are not afraid of them?
In a recent facebook post, someone reported asking their doctor about investigations of exposure to 1080 and was told to “Google it”. I would have expected a more polite and maybe even concerned response.
This is especially odd because the medical officer of health for that area alleges that local doctors have been sent “up to date information” about investigating exposure to 1080. This includes advice that the specific test for 1080 can be funded and free, which the same person previously denied.
Did the Doctors receive this information?
Did they bother to read it?
Is the information really “up to date” and accurate? Maybe not?
What about the patients? Should they not receive this information as well?
Apparently not because I asked and was told it is only available if requested in reference to the Official Information Act. I applied but still did not receive it but did find that someone had put it on Facebook.
Good news seems to be that Medical Officers of Health (some, perhaps) are starting to understand what the word “poison” means and that 1080 KILLS PEOPLE.
The bad news seems to be that they are being all “secret squirrel” about letting people who might become ill from 1080 know what to do about it.
In case you have any doubt, the MOH and their clerical employees have a great deal of control over our medical professions and they do not take kindly to anyone expressing an opinion that they disagree with.
Working Doctors with current practicing certificates have to tread lightly where the MOH and their agendas are concerned.

Old retired ones without practicing certificates still have the freedom to say what they think when they are sincerely concerned that people might be exposed to chemical weapons that could harm or kill them and never be detected.

Dr. Charlie Baycroft
BSc; MD, FRNZCGP, Dip. MSM, QBE

(No longer having to pay for an annual practicing certificate or deal with our deteriorating medical system)

Are you feeling a little unsafe with all of this information that we haven’t hitherto been privy to?

Remember the young woman whose Doctor suspected 1080 poisoning, urged the authorities to test, only to have the lab lose her heart?! That good Doctor was basically told to leave the story alone. Then there was the recent poisoned Putaruru family and the cover up that accompanied their illness.

Have a listen for yourself to Dr Baycroft and others speak, and see the crowd present at Parliament on Saturday. Check out the FB coverage also, many wonderful photos & videos NZ wide from tiny towns to big. You are not going to find that info on mainstream.

And a big thanks to Merrissa Woolston for her livestream videos.
Photo: (header image) Thanks to Ange Murtha on FB

 

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

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 be having a rest day with his family in Wellington.
Meet Alan again at the INTERISLAND FERRY TERMINAL at 10 am on Saturday for his final walk to Parliament.

“Hikoi of a Poisoned Nation” is a PEACEFUL PUBLIC PROTEST march from Bluff and Cape Rienga.
It FINISHES at PARLIAMENT, Wellington on SATURDAY 8 SEPT. (See simultaneous events around country below)

In WELLINGTON the SOUTH ISLAND HIKOI will start from the INTERISLANDER FERRY TERMINAL at 10am, walk silently along the footpath and meet the NORTH ISLAND HIKOI at the RAILWAY STATION. They will then walk to PARLIAMENT for the main Peaceful Public Protest 12.30pm – 3pm (with speakers). Afterwards people may gather on the Wellington WATERFRONT near TE PAPA Museum.
Some people may choose to stay in Wellington until Tuesday 11 September when MP’s will be present to hear the outcome of negotiations IF we do not get the answer we want from from Government on Saturday.

BRING YOUR WHANAU – it is the kids we are doing this for!
You could WEAR BLACK to show your grief for the victims of this poison.
You could bring A WHITE CROSS in memory of the wildlife, farm animals, pets and people killed or maimed by1080 poison.
You could wear a CHEMICAL HAZARD SUIT AND MASK to show the danger of this poison (good for anonymity too, if you are shy to protest).
You could bring PLACARDS and BANNERS. No swear words please –
Have respect for our children.
Some placards will be available for people who can’t bring one.
You could wear a NAME TAG. There will be people you will never get a chance to meet again.
You could bring laptops/tablets to show pictures of death caused by 1080 to unbelievers.
Please THINK AHEAD. WARM CLOTHES, RAINCOATS, UMBRELLAS, WATER , FOOD, PHONE, CAMERA.
We are expecting a big crowd.

SUPPORTING EVENTS AROUND THE COUNTRY:
SATURDAY 8 SEPTEMBER 2018 In alphabetical order.

AUCKLAND, (AOTEA SQUARE) 1pm- 3pm (Wear Black)

AUCKLAND (MANUREWA), Montford Park, Weymouth 2pm

BLENHEIM SEYMOUR SQUARE at 11.45 am.

CHRISTCHURCH (CNR COLUMBO AND MILTON STREETS) 12-3pm
Route provided at location. Silent Protest, hazard suits and anonymous masks provided if you do not have them).

CHRISTCHURCH, (EASTSIDE), 250 Pages Rd 10-11am.

CHRISTCHURCH (RANGIORA) 32 River Rd, 10-11am

CHRISTCHURCH (ROLLESTON) at Pest Control Research (PCR) 1080 poison factory 8 Centrum Lane 9am-11am then move to SH1 and to city for the main event. (bring your own disposable white chemical hazard suit and mask if you can, some provided)

EKETAHUNA, Meet at the Big Kiwi, 12.30pm

DUNEDIN, John Wickliffe House, 265 Princess St,1-3pm

FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER, outside DOC Office, 12pm

HAMILTON, Norris Ward Park 12pm

INVERCARGILL, Wachner Pl, 12pm

KATIKATI, Memorial Hall, 2pm

KAWAKAWA, War Memorial Park on HW entrance to Kawakawa. Family friendly peaceful bbq protest 12.30-3.30pm

KERI KERI, Domain 10am-2pm for chat, speakers, sharing ideas and march. Shared bbq lunch.

MOTUEKA, Starting from Memorial Park, Pah St along Main St to DOC office, High St, 2-3pm

MOSSBURN Outside the Stag, 11.00 am – 2.00 pm.

NEW PLYMOUTH, Taranaki District Council, 12-3pm

OPOTIKI, 10-11am Outside DOC office on Bridge St.

QUEENSTOWN, Memorial Gates,corner of Marine Parade and Church St, 12.30

ROTORUA, Lakefront, 12.30 – 3pm

STRATFORD, Memorial Hall carpark, 11am

TAIRUA, outside Community Hall, 10.30am-12pm

TAUMARUNUI, Hakiaha St by Police Station near Morero Marae, 10am

TAURANGA, Mount Maunganui, Mt Drury, 2pm

TAUPO, Lake 12.30

TIMARU, District Council Building, 2 King George Pl, 2pm

TOKOROA, outside info Centre on Main Rd, 12.30-3pm

TURANGI, Bridgelodge carpark by coffee cart to farewell convoy, 7.30am

WAIHI, ? ,2pm

WELLINGTON, 10 am from Interislander ferry terminal – walking the footpath silently to Parliament. Start time there at 12.30pm for guest speakers etc

WELLSFORD Community Centre 10am

WHAKATANE, Walking from info centre, along Strand to Council, Boon St etc back to Gap then driving to HUB Shopping Centre grassy area. 10.30am-12.30pm

WHANGANUI, River Markets, 11am

WHANGAREI, Mander Park, Western Hills Dr, 12-2pm

SUPPORTING EVENTS after 8 SEPTEMBER

HAMILTON SUNDAY 23 September 2018 1.30 pm.
Bikers against 1080 Protest Ride. Gate 1 Carpark at Hamilton Gardens.
Supported by the Bush Bashers

EVENTS ALREADY HELD: in alphabetical order.

CHRISTCHURCH SQUARE SUNDAY 2 SEPTEMBER. 2PM TILL 4PM
D-beAtmAstAblAstA’s #BAN1080 BUSK-A-THON!
This is a musical event to draw attention and inform the chch public of the detrimental affect 63years of govt, doc poisoning our wildfood and waterways with 1080 poisons and it’s torturous affect on our ecosystem that is being turned into a toxic wasteland for our future generations!
We must stop these Terrorists!!! Please come and be informed of the truth.! Raising funds for travel to Wellington Sept8 #Ban1080 Rahui Hikoi!Private · Hosted by Gary Gurden and Sharn Nu’u

MOTUEKA About 30 people marched up the main street from 12- 2pm.

NAPIER A protest was held outside the DoC office Friday 24 August.

NELSON CITY SATURDAY 25 AUGUST A SILENT PROTEST of 120 people dressed in White greeted the Hikoi on the CATHEDERAL STEPS.
Support meetings were held on Monday 6 August and Friday 17 August.

RICHMOND (Nelson) About 30 people marched from Three Brothers Corner to the Tasman District Council office on Friday 24 August.

PICTON The Hikoi greeted Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage at the ENDEAVOUR CENTRE on Thursday 30 August 2pm.

TE PUKE protest

TOKAANU/TURANGI protest

ROTORUA SATURDAY 1st SEPTEMBER 11am till 2 pm.
Starts at the Lake front, then march down Tutanekai St to the corner of Fenton/Amohau Sts, then back to the Lake Front.

WAITOMO, 31 August, Brown Town, Stop the Drop Fundraiser at Riverside Lodge.

WANGANUI hosted a well supported two day event held in on the 10 -11 th of August including a Peaceful Public Protest (PPP) at the Wanganui Poison Factory now called Orillion.
Orillion was until recently called Animal Control Products (ACP) a New Zealand State Owned Enterprise (SOE) and before that simply “The Wanganui Poison Factory” set up by the NZ Government in the 1950’s.

A Hikoi is a protest WALK, a long journey taking days, weeks or months.
This Hikoi started on 15 June so it is now in it’s 11th week.
North Island leader Emile Leaf started at Cape Reinga
South Island leader Alan Gurden started at Bluff.
This Hikoi is ORGANIC. IT WILL GROW naturally.
START TIME 9.30 – 10 am AM DAILY.
Average 30 kilometres per day, Daily distances decided by weather, camping spots, health & safety, etc
Join it wherever you can, for as long as you can.
Feel free to organise a satellite hikoi or support network in your area to support the main Hikoi.
Follow ” Hikoi of a Poisoned Nation” or “Kaitiaki of Aoteoroa” facebook pages and you will get an idea of when the walkers are close to you.
IT WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE TO PREDICT EXACT TIMES AND PLACES.

Take photos and videos and SHARE them on Facebook pages, Facebook Community Groups and your local newspapers, TV stations, etc.
When you make posts on Facebook, Instagram etc be sure to hashtag#hikoiofapoisonednation #ban1080 #KaitiakiOfAoteoroa. (get someone to show you how) and SHARE SHARE SHARE with your friends.

If you want to DONATE online. BNZ acc.no 02-0844-0118658-000
Acc name A. Gurden & Mr E . Leaf There are always expenses.
Please text only to leaders Emille Leaf 021 0237 7287 or Alan Gurden 022 4971 825.
Please respect other road users.
This is a PEACEFUL PUBLIC PROTEST to STOP the use of DEADLY POISONS in New Zealand.

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
1080 Eyewitness – 21,187
Ban 1080 Party – 12,716
Hikoi of a Poisoned Nation – 7,075
New Zealand’s Not Clean Green – 6,667
Clyde Graf – 5,000
Stop 1080 NOW – 3,048
Ban 1080 South Island – 3,195

TOTAL = 154,575

I have only listed groups of 1,000 or more. There are quite a number of other groups, totalling at least 5,000 more people.

I have listed Clyde Graf, because obviously his FB page is pure anti-1080, and he has reached the allowable limit of Facebook friends for a personal page, or I am sure the figure would be higher.

the great thing about rising numbers is that they get to a point where they can’t be ignored and it doesn’t matter how many unfounded accusations DoC make about loose wheel nuts, or slips of paper with threats to shoot helicopters down ( amazingly they have only ever been able to produce one of those ), or how many perfectly civilised meetings they run away from pretending they feel their safety is threatened ( as in Wanaka recently ). In the end it just doesn’t wash !

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.

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The South Island Hikoi, moving North to Parliament

“Huge momentum has been gained in the anti-1080 movement over the last couple of months and I am finding it hard to keep up with emails and messages and responses to comments. There are only so many hours in a day.

I will get to most messages and emails eventually.

Example of growth :

The ‘Ban 1080 Party’ page now stands at 11,759 followers, (up from 10,616 in April this year).
‘No to 1080 Use in NZ’ now stands at 27,628 followers. (In the last 28 days the page reached 196.6 thousand people. From July 25 to July 31, followers increased by 571)
‘1080 Eyewitness’ now stands at 19,716 members (up 1000 members in the last few days!).
OPERATION BAN 1080 now stands at 36,534 members ! (It is the fastest growing group and has only been up and running for just over two weeks).

The Hikoi of a Poisoned Nation and supporters gather in Wellington on September 8th. Be there if you can!”

Photo Credit: from the Hikoi of a Poisoned Nation Facebook page


UPDATE ON THE HIKOI PROGRESS:

A Hikoi is a protest WALK, a long journey taking days or weeks.
It started seven weeks ago. North Island leader Emile Leaf started at Cape Reinga on 15 July. South Island leader Alan Gurden started at Bluff.
FINISHES at PARLIAMENT, Wellington on SATURDAY 8 SEPTEMBER.
TODAY THURSDAY 2nd of AUGUST. The North Island Hikoi is between Kaihere and Matamata. Weather fine & sunny.
The South Island Hikoi started from Waitaha Bridge this morning heading towards the township of Ross. It may get to Ruatapu.
On Friday 3 AUGUST we will be heading into Hokitika. Let us show Mayor Bruce Smith that 92 % of West Coasters do not want aerial 1080 poison.
Please join us at 12 noon at the clock tower. Bring a placard.

SUPPORTING EVENTS
NELSON CITY MONDAY 6 August. Support / strategy meeting @ Prince Albert Backpackers & Bar 113 Nile St. 12am – 2 pm. Please txt, PM or email Jim Hilton @ 027 8248 112 / jimehilton@gmail.com. (for catering purposes)

WANGANUI FRIDAY 10th August 10 am Otoko Marae, 2pm Te Ao Hou Marae (powhiri) 6pm Te Ao Hou Marae (Hui / Wananga)

WANGANUI SATURDAY 11 th August 9 am Meet at Pakaitore (Moutoa Gardens) Markets – DOC. Lunch Pakaitore.
1.30 pm Orillion Poison Factory 408 Heads Road Wanganui.
4 pm Te Ao Hou Marae (Dinner / Hui / Wananga)

This Hikoi is ORGANIC. IT WILL GROW naturally.
START TIME 7 AM DAILY.
Average 30 kilometres per day, Daily distances decided by weather, camping spots, health & safety, etc.
One rest day per week.
Join it wherever you can, for as long as you can.
Feel free to organise a satellite hikoi or support network in your area to support the main Hikoi.
Follow ” Hikoi of a Poisoned Nation” or “Kaitiaki of Aoteoroa” facebook pages and you will get an idea of when the walkers are close to you.
IT WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE TO PREDICT EXACT TIMES AND PLACES.
Take photos and videos and SHARE them on Facebook pages, Facebook Community Groups and your local newspapers, TV stations, etc.
When you make posts on Facebook, Instagram etc be sure to hashtag#hikoiofapoisonednation #ban1080 # Kaitiaki of Aoteoroa. (get someone to show you how) and SHARE SHARE SHARE with your friends.
If you want to Donate online. BNZ acc.no 02-0844-0118658-000 Acc name A. Gurden & Mr E . Leaf There are always expenses.
Please text only to Emile 021 0237 7287 or Alan 022 4971 825.
Please respect other road users. This is a PEACEFUL PUBLIC PROTEST to STOP the use of DEADLY POISONS in New Zealand.

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 blocking the road from Onepoto Domain as the group were preparing to cross the Harbour Bridge.

“The whole thing just turned ugly in moments from the police conduct,” she said. “It was just unbelievable; it was like walking into a nightmare. They were extremely firm and in some cases physically assaulting people. It was a very frightening scene that I’ve never come across before.” ”  newshub.co.nz

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A large Police presence     Photo: News Hub

Remember folk, your government (that is how a corporation & owns the factory that produces 1080) has allowed the rules to be changed to allow the dropping of 1080 into your waterways. I mention corporation because a corporation* cannot & does not  place the interests of you the people above those of the corporation.

“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 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.” 
SOURCE:  https://www.tv-wild.com/hikoi

It was landing there anyway prior to this change (see here also), however it has now been made legal.

This should be concerning you.

The people on the hikoi have noted this change of tack & are saying in effect, ‘enough is enough’. We do not want our whenua, our land and our water, poisoned with impunity. Listen below here to more of that detail around why.


For further articles here on 1080, go to ‘categories’ (left of news page). Also, visit the 1080 pages for links to other independent info. In particular, see the page titled, ‘Suspected 1080 Poisoning Cases’. There is documented there the history of the Putaruru family who fell ill recently & the ensuing cover up on suspected 1080 poisoning following their hospitalization after consumption of wild pork. See also the case of the young hiker in the South Island who died & whose Doctor suspected 1080 poisoning. Her heart sent for testing, was lost by the authorities! Another cover up.

For on-the-ground coverage, see the many social media groups providing day by day updates, particularly the Hikoi of a Poisoned Nation, Operation Ban 1080, 1080 Eyewitness and No to 1080 Use in NZ groups on Facebook. There is a complete list of the many groups, resources, sites etc relating to 1080 at this link. Note: you will read the independent info & research at these links. It is somewhat different to the official mantra of the alleged safety of 1080 poison.

You can read the News Hub article at the link below:

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2018/07/anti-1080-protesters-arrested-following-confrontation-with-police-in-auckland.html


 

SIGN THE PETITION TO STOP THE AERIAL SPREADING OF 1080

https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/petitions/document/PET_78808/petition-of-josephine-violet-stop-aerial-release-of-1080


 

Finally, a must watch for detailed info on 1080, is the 4x international award winning film by the Graf brothers. (This is their website, you will also find them on Youtube).

 

Published on Dec 3, 2013

This New Zealand film has won 4 international environmental awards – but here in NZ, TV channels refuse to play it. Why? Because if they did, there would be outrage and riots over New Zealand’s use of aerially applied 1080 poison. See for yourself …


Photos: News Hub (header image, Emille Leaf, hikoi organizer, arrested).
*THE CORPORATION is a Canadian documentary film written by Joel Bakan, and directed by Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott. The documentary examines the modern-day corporation, considering its legal status as a class of person and evaluating its behavior towards society and the world at large as a psychiatrist might evaluate an ordinary person. This is explored through specific examples. Bakan wrote the book, The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power, during the filming of the documentary. If you like this film, please share it with your friends and support the makers by purchasing a full quality DVD at either of the two links below: http://www.hellocoolworldstore.com/ho… http://www.amazon.com/The-Corporation… Official Website: http://www.thecorporation.com