By Carol Sawyer
On Feb 21, 2019, I wrote:
No surprises here – they can hardly prosecute someone for dumping 1080 when they sign off on the dumping of 1080 themselves !
‘Environment Southland director for policy, planning and regulatory services Vin Smith said Environment Southland completed its review of the DOC investigation in November (2019).
“After seeking legal advice, we’ve decided not to take this further as it was indicated the evidence would be insufficient to lead to a successful prosecution.” ‘ Stuff, 27 January, 2019.
See link here :
WHAT DO THEY MEAN – INSUFFICIENT EVIDENCE ?! The contractor, Tony Leith, admitted it!
On July 14, 2018, I wrote :
A DOUBLE “ONE-OFF” ACT!
DoC’s acting deputy director-general for operations, Reg Kemper says, of contractor Tony Leith’s dumping of 3 x 25 kg bags of 1080 in a swampy area of forest on Stewart Island :
“It beggars belief that a qualified professional hired to do pest control would think it is acceptable to dump toxin…….He has assured us that it is a one-off incident.”
So how come last night’s news carried the story that this same contractor dumped an 8 kg bag of 1080 in the same block on Stewart Island, which was discovered last April, and REPORTED TO DoC at the time ?