Planned Hikoi to Parliament from far North & far South in peaceful protest at NZ’s use of 1080 – begins 14th June

Through its new rules the New Zealand Government has effectively excluded the spreading of Compound 1080 – a WHO class A1 eco-toxin – from environmental protection legislation, to increase its company profits.​

Rangitikei Enviromental Health Watch

There are three significant government agencies that aerially spread 1080 poison bait across land and water in New Zealand – The Department of ConservationTB Free & OSPRI, and regional councils

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.

The New Zealand Government owns Orillion, the 1080 poison factory that imports and manufactures 1080 poison, and brodifacoum cereal baits. The factory’s mission statement makes it clear that the company exists for profit. Through its new rules the New Zealand Government has effectively…

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2 thoughts on “Planned Hikoi to Parliament from far North & far South in peaceful protest at NZ’s use of 1080 – begins 14th June

  1. I know, Doug. We’ve been battling 1080 here for more than a decade. The sad thing is that the Green Party and many conservation groups support its use – claiming it protects native birds.

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