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
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.
Further evidence from the Graf Boys’ channel from 2012. Educate yourself. Watch their Poisoning Paradise doco. Share their videos and let the world know how cruelly these animals die and how clean and green we aren’t.
Taihape sheep farmer – Allan Westerman – was looking for lost sheep after an aerial 1080 poison drop on the back of his property. What he found is disturbing. This is the same issue the SPCA spoke out against last week. A total of 10 poisoned deer were found, and it’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Every New Zealander should see how the Department of Conservation treat our wild animals. Please spread this info far and wide.
If you are new to NZ’s 1080 poisoning program here is a good article to start with …
A must watch also is Poisoning Paradise, the doco made by the GrafBoys (banned from screening on NZ TV, yet a 4x international award winner). Their website is tv-wild.com. Their doco is a very comprehensive overview with the independent science to illustrate the question marks that remain over the use of this poison.
More indiscriminate poisoning of paradise, the no longer clean green Aotearoa. As the farmer points out, “they do the drops, and they walk away. They never see the aftermath like we see.” If you feel 1080 is safe and nothing to worry about, please watch the Graf Boys’ videos on Youtube (see our 1080 pages for links). Real eye openers! And remember the NZ corporation parading as a government has vested interests in its continued use with recently revealed investments in the poison.
On the 3rd Of July 1080 poison bait was spread across 50,000 hectares of the Hauhungaroa Ranges, which are situated on Western Bays of Lake Taupo.
Beef and sheep farmer Lance Aldrige was informed by a farm hand that he had found four poisoned deer laying on the farm four days after the aerial operation was completed. A field trip was arranged so that Waikato Regional Councillors could be shown the impacts of the resource consents their Council issues.
Many more poisoned deer were found as the group made their way around the farm and bush edges. Lance Aldridge has had to endure the impacts of aerial poison drops for over 30 years ” This is the sort of thing a lot of people don’t see. They do the drops, and they walk away. They never see the aftermath like we see.” He goes on to explain on camera how the operations are difficult to live and work around.