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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 DROP NEXT WEEK – EYRE MOUNTAINS, NORTHERN SOUTHLAND, 47,130 HA & 100 TONNES POISON !

From Carol Sawyer
5th September 2018

Prefeed is to be dropped on 6 Sept. T. Croft Ltd’s trucks (Greymouth), presumably with prefeed aboard, and Mt Hutt Helicopters Ltd. (Methven) trucks, with hoppers and loaders aboard, were photographed leaving Cromwell and heading towards Queenstown earlier this afternoon.

Two iconic brown trout fisheries, the Oreti and the Mataura Rivers, will have their headwaters deluged with 1080 poison baits, just weeks before opening of the fly-fishing season. Approximately 100 tonnes of 1080 poison baits will be dropped from the sky.

As well as this Mossburn, on the edge of the drop zone, advertises itself as the deer capital of New Zealand, as it was involved with live deer recovery from the wild and the establishment in 1972 of the first deer farm.

MOSSBURN IS PART OF THE NATIONWIDE ANTI-1080 PROTEST, SEPTEMBER 8th! Outside the Stag, 11.00am – 2.00 pm

NO small town has more justification for protesting on September 8th than Mossburn, in Northern Southland !

RELATED: https://envirowatchrangitikei.wordpress.com/2018/09/08/doc-declines-a-farmers-request-to-extend-the-buffer-zone-around-a-1080-drop-in-order-to-protect-his-lambing-calving-animals/


Photos :

Map of drop zone

Fishing on the Mataura River – Photos Carol Sawyer

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DoC declines a farmer’s request to extend the buffer zone around a 1080 drop in order to protect his lambing & calving animals

All this, as NZers rally at many points throughout NZ & in Wellington at Parliament, in protest against the aerial drops of 1080 on the land.
Carol Sawyer
5th September 2018

Prefeed was scheduled to be dropped on 6 Sept.

This email was received by a farmer in the area, who tried to get a bigger buffer zone as he has lambing and calving going on, but DoC refused. He has to contend with a 200 metre buffer zone – it is not enough !

They told him on the phone yesterday that the poison itself will be dropped next week :

“From: VCS Office <VCSOffice@wcrc.govt.nz>
To: Undisclosed recipients:;
Date: 03 September 2018 at 13:20
Subject: Southern Eyre Mountains “Battle for the Birds” rat and possum control operation Commencement – Prefeed Application

On behalf of OSPRI New Zealand and the Department of Conservation, Vector Control Services wish to advise that helicopters will begin the aerial application of non toxic cereal prefeed pellets to the Southern Eyre Mountains treatment area as part of DOC’s 2018 “Battle for our Birds” project.

The operation will commence from first light on Wednesday 5 September 2018

If you have any queries please contact VCS on 0508 141 268

Kind regards,

Vector Control Services”

RELATED: https://envirowatchrangitikei.wordpress.com/2018/09/08/two-of-nzs-iconic-brown-trout-fisheries-are-being-deluged-with-1080-pellets-just-weeks-before-fly-fishing-season-begins/

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PHOTOS:

T. Croft Ltd’s trucks (Greymouth), presumably with prefeed aboard, and Mt Hutt Helicopters Ltd. (Methven) trucks, with hoppers and loaders aboard, were photographed leaving Cromwell and heading towards Queenstown earlier this afternoon.

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