Who are the serial polluters? Corporations/local councils/industry … they pollute with impunity. And they sell off our clean water to offshore corporations. I’m not holding my breath on this one I’m afraid. They pollute it with impunity then fix it with carcinogenic chemicals like chlorine (the new sticking plaster) & NZ wide the awake people are spending a fortune on filters & other means, or purchasing bottled water. (The rest sadly are pummeling their vital organs filtering this stuff from their systems). What a scam. We cannot even swim in our waterways now let alone drink what was once a free, unpolluted natural resource. They’re quickly selling it off to not the highest but the lowest bidder … peanuts. Remember this (image below) with the Key govt? And charging you mega bucks to buy it. And I haven’t even mentioned yet the ecoli scares we’ve had around the country.
I’m afraid I really am not holding out a lot of hope for a truly dedicated watchdog given they are the ones who created the complete mess we have now with the state of our water. To boot they are dumping a class 1A Ecotoxin into the waterways with the blessings of a tweaked RMA. The header image features industrial waste pouring into the local river loop at Foxton in the Horowhenua, where children once used to swim & fish. Not any more. There’s a hazard sign up now saying not to swim there. A young man even contracted trench mouth from swimming in the Manawatu (not seen since WW2 his MD said).
It’s called the ‘sustainable development’ lie.
Here is the article from tvnz
The Government has today announced the creation of a “dedicated watchdog” to regulate water quality in New Zealand.
The decision to create the new regulations was spurred by the Havelock North Campylobacter outbreak in 2016 where 5,000 people got sick from their drinking water.
“Access to safe, clean drinking water is a birth-right for New Zealanders and a key concern for communities up and down the country. Wherever they live, consumers and communities expect to be able to turn on the tap and drink the water without fear of getting ill,” says Minister of Health Dr David Clark says in a statement.
“Immediately following the Havelock North Inquiry Stage 2 Report we began implementing its recommendations to increase public safety while the Three Waters review worked through the longer-term programme of reform options.
Impending Milford Sound 1080 drop (Southland Cleddau area)
By Sacha Stevenson
1080 – It’s nothing new to most Kiwis. Opinions are divided.
The last aerial drop of 1080 here was only two years ago. Before the last drop (although I wasn’t working in Milford at the time) there was some community consultation, including a Q & A session with the Department of Conservation (DoC) – the lead agency involved with the drop in this region. I understand some local workers and one Iwi objected, but the drop went ahead anyway, including into the public water supply catchment area.
The next drop in the Southland Cleddau/Milford Sound area is scheduled for between Aug 1st and Dec 2019 and, just like the Sept 2017 drop, this again includes dropping 1080 into the water supply.
(See map below clipped 4 July 2019 from the online DOC map.)
In my opinion, the community here has not had an honest open forum to voice their say on the next scheduled drop (and every opinion is valid) but much worse, even if we get to have our say, chances are high that the tourists will be left uninformed.
There are many aspects to this topic, many already discussed. One of the main aspects here being in regards to the Public Health Unit (PHU) VTA Permission and conditions statement and its lack of implementation here in Milford Sound, and the effect it may have on locals and tourists. I’m not a lawyer, but I see this as a legal and moral failing in our duty to protect tourists (and locals).
The Ministry of Health (the Ministry) is responsible for ensuring that the provisions of the Hazardous Substances & New Organisms (HSNO) Act are complied with where it is necessary to protect public health. The Public Health Unit (PHU) is legislated by the Ministry of Health, to approve permission and attach conditions to interested parties applying a VTA (Vertebrate Toxic Agent) in a public place. This applies especially to drops into (or near) a public water supply. Public Health South (PHS) processes and approves permissions for the Fiordland area.
Permission is required because VTAs (of which 1080 is one) are toxic to humans through acute poisoning and chronic exposure. 1080 is considered a hazardous substance, for good reason. (See link to 1080 effects at p7.)
Some things stand out for me with the model PHU permissions:
1) Full disclosure to users is expected, with signs and warnings (which would logically be placed at the point of possible consumption)(see conditions 19 & 20 pg47 of VTA permission guide.)
2) An alternate water supply should be offered, if requested, until testing has been completed. (Case example – Condition 25 p67 note ii and conditions 25 – 32 of VTA permission guide.)
Bowen River valley and public water supply catchment area (see red circled area)
Figure 1: (Map clipped 4 July 2019 from the online DOC map.)
Milford Sound is one of NZ’s iconic tourist locations. We have between 500 to 5000 guests per day visiting the Fiord, hosted by various companies across the different seasons. The large majority of tourists are foreign nationals, many of whom don’t speak or read English very well.
However, I’ve had contact with the public water supply company in the last week, confirming that they’ve had no warning about the upcoming use of 1080. (As at 24th July)
Not a good start.
Despite the lack of communication from DoC (the lead agency for this particular drop) and from the aerial application contractor, many of the workers here in Milford know the drop is now imminent.
I understand that some of the companies here are planning to make bottled water available for their staff, but none of them (as far as I know) are planning to offer bottled water to the tourists, or even to put notices up in the terminal or on the vessels to warn them of the 1080 drop – so they can choose for themselves whether they would like to drink the tap water or not.
Knowing that 1080 is teratogenic (may cause birth defects) and with my partner being pregnant, I wouldn’t wish her to have any exposure whatsoever to 1080. I assume no foreign national in her position would wish to be exposed to that risk either. (See MOH Guidelines p7 re known 1080 effects.)
I am shocked that it appears that no one in Milford, including DoC, Milford Sound Tourism NZ (MST – the port operational company), Milford Sound Infrastructure ((MSI – the public water supply company), or the tourist companies providing vessels and the drinking water aboard them, is planning to at least inform the tourists that the water they may drink in the terminal and on board the vessels may potentially have a birth defect causing agent in it.
It is probably true that signs will likely be erected along the road into Milford, as we have seen done in various locations around NZ. But it is wrong to conclude that because those signs are at the rest areas, that foreigners will equate that with the drinking water in the terminal and on the boats being also potentially contaminated. One must remember, that many visitors can’t read English for a start, plus many come from areas where it is obvious that one doesn’t drink from any tap. Is it obvious here?
I would expect the duty of care and a minimum standard would mean that we’d firstly err on the side of caution. I would also assume that foreign governments would want us to set the minimum standard bar rather high when it comes to looking after the health and welfare of their citizens. As we would hope they do for our citizens when they’re abroad.
We know that the US and China for example, among others, take the safety of their citizens travelling overseas very seriously.
To add to the issues, Fiordland is a unique area in terms of its topography and rainfall. The Bowen River catchment valley is rather like a giant granite bath, with very little top soil, and average rainfall of 7000mm per annum. Together with winter temperatures, ice and snow melt, this will likely increase the risk of 1080 arriving at the intake at the same time and breaking down much more slowly. Further, according to TBFree HYPERLINK “https://ospri.co.nz/assets/Uploads/Documents/How-1080-Breaks-Down-in-Soil-Water.pdf” NZ:
“Biodegradation of 1080 is faster in warmer conditions (20degC), but still occurs at 5degC. At cooler temperatures rates of degradation are slower…..”
“Urgent samples for 24-hour turnaround testing may be sent unfrozen to the testing laboratory, but they must be chilled to 4°C and placed on ice as soon as possible after collection.”
Looking closer at Landcare’s testing regime (at 4.0): “Results will be available no later than 9.30 a.m. on the following day.” This means, at a minimum, no water should be drunk in Milford for 24hrs.
Do we need reminding that there is no antidote to 1080 poisoning?
It really seems easy to avoid the vast majority of the risks in this case. Just don’t drop 1080 in the water catchment area, meaning no 1080 to be aerially dropped in the Bowen River valley area of Milford Sound.
If DOC is so determined to go-ahead with the poison drop in the catchment area, then full disclosure to tourists should be made and an alternate drinking water supply offered (as per the model PHU statement example of 1080 in a public water supply).
It’s embarrassing that we call our country ‘Open and Inclusive’, ‘Clean Green’ etc and yet treat foreigners with this sort of disrespect.
Also of interest, according to the above Cleddau report; NO non-target species monitoring was undertaken. The water quality testing (pg 6 of DOC’s operational report 5.2.2) revealed the presence of 1080 at 1ppb.
I can tell you that as of writing, we have quite a few Kea (approx 20) hanging out in and around the village here in Milford.
Plenty of Wekas here as well, plus I’ve seen the odd NZ Falcon eating road kill on the drive into Milford.
I wonder how they will fare with the ‘Clean Green’ 1080 pellets raining down in the near future. Will anyone know if they’ve been affected?
To conclude: yes, opinions on the use of 1080 differ here, but no locals I’ve talked to think tourists shouldn’t at least be fully informed of what might be in their drinking water, to allow them their ‘Free Will’ to drink the local water or not.
Increase the peace
Skipper – Milford Sound
An update to this article can be found at this link.
RELATED: EWR links to articles on 1080 in water. Search for other articles on 1080 poison at the categories drop down box at the left of the news page.
If you are new to the 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. There are links also on our 1080 resources page to most of the groups, pages, sites etc that will provide you with further information.
Probably botulism or another unidentified neuro-toxin again? It could never be 1080 because that is just a deadly chemical weapon that is not supposed to harm the people of NZ. The MOH says that “there is no evidence”. There is no evidence because the Ministry of Non-health does not allow the evidence to be looked for. There is plenty of evidence that 1080 efficiently kills people, causes abortions, causes stillbirths, and causes birth defects and no evidence that it does not. There are no valid clinical trials of 1080 or other poisons because they are POISONS. The only place where people do experiments in which people are exposed to poisons is New Zealand. Other countries have heard about the precautionary principle and medical ethics but the people of New Zealand don’t seem to have been provided with that news. All we get here is false propaganda, published by a tame media, controlled by self-serving bureaucrats in dysfunctional and corrupted government enterprises. When people who are potentially exposed to poisons become ill the cause of illness is ASSUMED TO BE DUE TO POISONING UNTIL CONCLUSIVELY PROVEN OTHERWISE. That is how medicine is practiced in most countries. In New Zealand we already know that the people are potentially exposed to 1080 and other poisons but our Ministry of NOT-Health policy is that people are presumed to NOT BE POISONED by this exposure unless it can be proven beyond any doubt that they have been poisoned. Just to make sure that the PROOF CANNOT BE FOUND the appropriate investigations are also prohibited. This is called a catch 22 conspiracy. People are told that exposure to a deadly poison cannot harm them “because there is no evidence”. There is no evidence because it is not allowed to be looked for. The evidence is not allowed to be looked for because the people have been told that the poison cannot harm them. Without any intent to insult any specific employee of any government enterprise, it has always been generally agreed that any doctor who is competent and capable would never work for the government.
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:
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
I have been requested to amend (which means remove) the video clip about the Medical Officer of Health permitting 1080 poison bait to be dropped directly into water around Turangi, and the Tongariro Crossing. It was loaded a couple of days ago, but I have been asked to amend it, because the MoH stated he was concerned for the safety of staff, after a name was accidentally left on the poison approval document contained in the video clip. The clip has now been removed, and is RELOADED here, with the amendment. Please share it. The question is, what about the safety of the people that drink the water around Turangi, and the Tongariro Crossing – let alone the rotting carcasses that end up polluting waterways for months after – what about the safety of the public, from the poisons that the Medical Officer of Health has approved to be aerially spread across land and water??? (The choppers have been seen spreading pre-feed bait, today) …
“The following piece was contributed by a New Zealander who interviewed a New Zealand health care worker who was prepared to share their observations of the effects of vaccination on staff and vulnerable patients.”
Health Care Provider Whistleblower: Vaccines Leading to Sickness, Days off Work and Death
“A little experience often upsets a lot of theory.” – S. Parkes Cadman
A New Zealand health care worker has witnessed vaccines causing harm and shares some observations in an interview conducted in mid-May, 2017. As ‘Corey’ (not real name) wishes to remain in employment, some details, including dates, locations and Corey’s gender, were omitted.
Corey worked at a rest home where residents were provided with hospital level care. The death rate was typically about five over the course of a year, but following the administration of flu shots, there was an unprecedented number within a four-week week period. Seven died within a month according to this concerned whistleblower.
Corey said the flu vaccines, which research has indicated are not only ineffective in the elderly, but immune suppressive,  were administered on the recommendation of a General Practitioner, (GP), who was working to Ministry of Health and World Health Organization immunization targets.
“The residents were aged between 78 and 90-years-of age and some of those who died had been in good health. Within about 10 days of receiving the vaccine, the first deaths started to happen. We lost three patients within in a few days of each other and then two more a few days after that. That’s five deaths within a little more than a week!”
“They had developed a cough in the first week, they went off food and their temperatures were raised. They had bacterial pneumonia and we had to give them antibiotics, but they still went on to die. It was not a natural death and the rest home could have been in serious trouble if residents’ family members found out that the vaccines had been given, as the GP responsible had not sought consent on behalf of those who were mentally unable to say ‘no’. It’s not written anywhere that a doctor has the right to make the decision to vaccinate.”
Death Rate continues to rise in both US and Europe
Last nights news on Gardasil – a Merck & Co vaccination for girls as young as 9 revealed the side affects of this vaccination for cervical cancer. The side affects they said were minor when studied seriously – sore arms, that’s to be expected the female spokesperson said. She obviously failed to do her research properly as thousands of women now suffer not from a sore arm, but from a paralysis of their arm and in some cases their legs as well.
TV One news also failed to mention the 15 deaths – in fact they never mentioned any deaths, not the 15 in America or the 2 in Europe, although they did mention the organisation that exposed the deaths focusing only side affects while omitting the deaths.
The European Medicines Agency posted a statement yesterday saying there have been two sudden and unexpected deaths in young women who had received the Merck HPV vaccine, which is marketed in Europe by Sanofi-Aventis. But the EMEA decided not to change the labeling info, given that 1.5 million women have already been vaccinated in Europe and because no causal relationship between the vaccine and the two fatalities has been found.
The spin merchants are quickly manipulating the situation. Merck has already been found guilty of killing hundreds with their Vioxx and Fosamax drugs see article here and reported side affects here here
Will Gardasil be the third given that the company boasted that Gardasil was almost side affect free ?
Death is an inconvenient obstacle to sales – don’t be fooled, a causal relationship can be found
TV One News did say however, that Gardasil would not be banned here unless the US banned it first – which begs the question – is NZ not able to make its own decisions based on the precautionary principal?
An abundance of first hand evidence is now available which disputes the safely of this vaccination – in light of this should NZ not err on the side of caution given that the research on the long term affects of this drug over time has never been done?
It is recommended that this vaccination NOT be given with other vaccinations – but that was never mentioned on TV one News either.
Questions arise such as – are we witness to our politicians representing a pharmaceutical interests over the better judgment of parents who have taken the time to get behind the hype, the fear and the politics and who are now having to protect their young girls and soon, boys from a drug whose effects on reproductive health is not known
Given that this vaccination has resulted in still births and miscarriage are we willing to jeopardize young girls reproductive health in order to save them from something they may or may not get when they get older?
The risks of this Merck drug far outweighs any potential cancer risk – where are the voices protecting our young girls?
Clearly the MOH advocates are not, nor is the government acting in parents and chidlrens best interests – and lets get real here – these are the same organizations that failed to act on the thalidomide scam the continuing Dow chemical scam the cervical cancer scam of the 80’s and the birth defects caused by Agent orange and more.
For more info and links to docos see our Vaccine pages (remember the sub pages). Educate yourself and make informed decisions from all the data, not just what mainstream feed you. If you’re on Facebook follow us there or here at our site & keep yourself informed.
Tuesday 12 January 2010, 12:23PM By J. James
Serious adverse reactions are striking down and killing young kiwi girls after having the HPV vaccination Gardasil – As the global death rate escalates similar deaths and illness are now replicating throughout New Zealand
This is a huge story that in order to expose fully will be covered in two or three parts
This is part one
Three girls have died in their sleep – including Jasmine Renata. However only Jasmines details are available at this time – The two other young girls privacy will be respected until their parents wish to talk about it.
Eighteen year old Jasmine died September 22nd 2009 – theNew Zealand Herald was first to break the story on 11th December and on the 9th January 2010 the Heralds Saturday paper carried the story of her mother Rhonda who knows beyond doubt that Jasmines Gardasil HPV vaccination caused her healthy and fit young daughter to die in her sleep – her case is well documented – see documentation here
Those of us who have been watching the devastation the HPV vaccination is having on the lives and families of young girls/women across the globe have also been waiting. It was just a matter of time once New Zealand bought into the HPV program that we would begin to see the same devastating health affects begin to replicate in our girls; Gardasil was introduced in New Zealand 1st September 2008.
To bring yourself up to speed read my previous two articles on Gardasil
On the 9th of July 2008 I wrote an article critiquing TV Ones News report on Gardasil – What TV One news did NOT tell you – They had visited the same sites as I had and yet they chose to omit the growing numbers of death and severe adverse reactions – thus through their calculated and deliberate omissions they gave parents a false sense of reassurance by repeating consistent industry speak about how safe the vaccine was – Instead of warning parents TV one became a mouth piece for pharmaceutical and MoH agendas.