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CHECK THE LATEST 2019 POISON DROPS IN

THE SOUTH ISLAND OF NZ

 

NZ CLEAN GREEN COUNTRY WITH WATERWAYS CONTAMINATED & lands being posioned. Maori & ALL KIWI need to do more to save our heritage

 

MILFORS SOUND CIRCULAR

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WAIKATO REGIONAL COUNCIL

& AREIAL 1080 DROPS?? by Clyde Graf

While in Council between 2013 and 2016, some fellow councillors were hysterical in defending aerial 1080 poisoning operations, stating that only 5% of DoC's possum control is undertaken aerially. So I asked our CEO to ask DoC for the actual figures.

In this letter the Department of Conservation states that 64% of the pristine forests it manages for possums, is undertaken by aerial 1080 poisoning.

After 12 years of filming poisoning operations all across New Zealand, I knew that over 50% of New Zealand's forests are aerially poisoned, repeatedly. So good on Allan Ross, from DoC, for declaring it.

Now, five years later, this figure is even higher 

 

THE REAL TRUTH ABOUT AERIAL DROPPED 1090 POISONED FOOD

[ Check the full story here ]

The results don’t look so good for birds! Possums need only consume 0.4 % of their daily food ration in 1080-poisoned food, yet a smaller tomtit-sized bird with normal to high tolerance need only consume 0.6 to 1.2 % of its daily food intake to reach a lethal dose. A larger kea-sized bird would require only 6 to 12.5% of their daily food ration in 1080-poisoned food to reach a lethal dose. Clearly, 1080-poisoned food, as used in New Zealand’s aerial poison drops, has the capacity to easily kill both mammals and birds if it’s ingested in quantities that are small relative to the normal
eating habits of these creatures.

 

Long-term benefits of aerial 1080?
 
Consider evidence supporting the hypothesis that benefits to birds
outweigh the risks. In reality, an extremely low number of reports have explored long-
term effects of aerial-dropped poisoned food to birds. The potential benefits of a
1080-poisoned food operation to a particular bird species are indicated by a decreased
 death risk to a 1080-poisoned food exposed population. To evaluate long-term
benefits, an unexposed control group is essential, as well as longer-term follow ups of
the tagged birds at 1 to 4 years after the 1080-poisoned food operation.  The
unexposed control group gives the death risk rate by natural factors, including
predation. Therefore, by simply including a longer-term assessment of the very same
experiment that had already been invested in, basic statistics (called relative risk
ratios20) can be used to provide concrete evidence of the relative short-term risks, and
some of the potential long-term benefits, of an aerial 1080-poisoned food operation to
a particular bird species. 
 
Unfortunately, in the 23 years of collected data a control group has rarely been used at
all, with 36 of 49 experiments (or 74%) performed without a control! This is appalling
scientific practice!  Of those experiments that used controls, the vast majority of
experiments followed-up tagged birds to only 3 weeks after the poison operation.
The one report I located that followed up birds 25 months after the poison operation
found no difference in the lifespan of birds in 1080-treated and untreated areas,
indicating no survival benefit at all. 
 
Increased breeding success with aerial 1080-poisoned food induced predator removal
might benefit specific bird populations in the long term. However, I could find only 3
studies reporting on nesting success of 4 bird species after aerial 1080-poisoned food
operations.  Two of these 3 studies concluded with no significant differences in
breeding success!  For instance, in spite of a high death rate observed for tomtits in
some aerial-1080 operations, the breeding success of tomtits in an aerial 1080 treated
area was not significantly different from that of an untreated area.  The breeding
success of kaka was also not found to be significantly different with 1080 treatment.
Only kereru and robins showed increased breeding success in one to two breeding
seasons following 1080 treatment. There is no information at all that looks at the
longer term 3-4 year adult lifespan or breeding success of New Zealand’s birds with
aerial dropped 1080-poisoned food. At best, there is only very minimal evidence
regarding longer term benefits of an aerial 1080-poisoned food operation in terms of
breeding success.

Read more on the link above OR BELOW.

 

Our thanks to    Alexis Mari PietakDr Alexis Pietak is a biomedical research scientist, biophysici st, and author who lived in New Zealand from February 2005- May 2011. More information about Dr Pietak can be found ON HER WEBSITE [ HERE ]

 

 

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LATEST SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND 1080 DROPS

SEPTEMBER 2019

 

MAKARORA, MT ASPIRING NATIONAL PARK, AERIAL 1080 OPERATION.... PREFEED BAITS DROP-- all Tourists please take precautions if hiking near these areas?

 

Sad to be looking at this on such an absolutely beautiful day, in what must be one of the most beautiful places in the world, and knowing that the chaffinches, grey warblers, and harriers I heard today will be silent in a week's time.

Seems the place was crawling with security guards, and they were all taking photos of us and we were trying to take photos of them taking photos of us. I don't know what they were scared of ! Facebook I suppose, but I don't put recognisable photos of people up so they needn't have worried. (We just felt that if they were taking photos of us we should be taking photos of them !) Anyway they scurried behind cars and ducked and dived behind bushes, and hid their faces.

 

 

There were four helicopters working. -
ZK-HKR, a Jetranger
ZK-ICR, a Squirrel
ZK-HXZ, a Hughes 500
ZK-HKW, a Eurocopter EC130 B4

I was told the drop was by Way to Go Heli Services, Rangiora. The Eurocopter EC 130 B4 and the Hughes 500 are their own helicopters. The other two may have been leased for the purpose.

Please note the terrific dust clouds generated by ZK-HKW when loading, and imagine that dust coloured green, and toxic, in the actual 1080 poison drop in a week's time.

JJ Nolan Transport Ltd of Haast is the transporter pictured, and while we were there another 'JJ Nolan' truck, a double curtain sider came whizzing past us, ignoring the 30kmph sign. It was probably headed to Glenorchy with the prefeed baits for the Dart, Caples and Routeburn Valleys 1080 operation which starts tomorrow.

 

https://www.facebook.com/carol.sawyer.3511/posts/2447374865542825

 

NZ DUMPS TONNES OF 1080 POISON OVER THE GROUND; NATIONAL PARKS AND DESTROYS DEER, BIRD, INSECTS AND WILDLIFE IN THE NAME OF CONSERVATION

The quality of scientific evidence matters!

SO HOW DOES DOC KNOW IT WORKS

WITHOUT KILLING BIRDLIFE ETC  
 
Theres a need to consider the quality of scientific evidence that’s being used to
support the hypothesis of low bird death risk with aerial-dropped 1080-poisoned food.
The academic community has previously determined that the only reliable way to
assess bird deaths from aerial-dropped poisoned food is to capture birds, mark them
with a coloured band or radio transmitter, release them, and look for them after the
poisoned food drop. This is called a ‘mark-recapture’ method. Other methods, such
as the 5 minute bird call and count techniques often mentioned in DoC’s reports,
produce nonsensical data unless the whole bird population is wiped out after a poison
drop. The reason for this is that using non-marked techniques, differences in bird
behaviour cannot be separated from differences in bird abundance. The weather,
presence of a human observer, and unknown bird behaviours are all factors causing
daily sightings to go up or down independent of actual bird populations. In short,
mark-recapture experiments are considered to be the only way to get a reliable
assessment of bird death risk with aerial-dropped poisoned food exposure. 

Our thanks to    Alexis Mari PietakDr Alexis Pietak for allowing us to publish this information

 

 

NGAI TAHU TRIBE IN THE SOUTH ISLAND NEED TO PRESERVE WILDLIFE----- OUR TIPUNA ARE WATCHING YOU. Money & position doesn't determine the very nature of our heritage......protect life not destroy it for gain. Who we will blame when our native Kea etc are no more???

 

September 18 at 6:40 PM
DART, CAPLES & ROUTEBURN VALLEYS, MT ASPIRING NATIONAL PARK - AERIAL 1080 POISON DROP 20 SEPT, 2019

 


From: bfobwakatipu <bfobwakatipu@doc.govt.nz>
Date: 18 September 2019 at 4:13:00 PM NZST
Subject: Notice of aerial 1080 operation 2019: Dart, Routeburn and Caples Valleys


This email is to confirm that the aerial application of poison cereal baits containing Sodium Fluoroacetae (1080) in the Dart, Routeburn and Caples Valleys will occur on Friday 20th September.


From late Thursday 19th September and all of Friday 20th September the road to Chinamans Bluff (Dart Track) will be closed from the forest edge at the top of Mill Flat.
All tracks in the Dart, Routeburn and Caples will be closed during the drop. Nearby tracks will also be shut including Fraser and Kay Creeks, the Rock and Beans Burn and the Routeburn North Branch. These closures will be up to 24 hours. Overnight trampers already within the area will be held at huts by DOC staff until operations are complete. People planning to visit these areas are advised to check with a DOC visitor centre prior to their trip.


Immediately after the drop the tracks will be inspected by DOC staff and swept for pellets before being reopened. Please note some pellets may still be found on the tracks, particularly if it is windy.


If we encounter difficult operating conditions the aerial work may continue into Saturday 21st September. If this occurs, both the road closures and track closures will continue for this extra day. .......
https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/queenstown/popular-tracks-closed-1080-drop?fbclid=IwAR1bz6vMy0BiZ7gwrRWMGVoONpxmgzQXq3EHPECdr_io2esyPrKe9c9hkNE
Department of Conservation
Whakatipu-wai-Māori / Queenstown Office
Cavells Building, 1 Arthurs Point Road | PO Box 811, Queenstown 9371
www.doc.govt.nz

WHEN TOURISTS SEE SUCH A WONDERFUL SPECTACLE THAT HAS BEEN PRONE TO POISON WHAT DOES ONE THINK

BREAKING NEWS RE THE HOLLYFORD VALLEY AERIAL 1080 DROP ! Sept 18 2019

I have had a report today, (as yet unconfirmed), that an injunction has allegedly been taken out by Ngai Tahu against the upcoming Hollyford 1080 drop, and that it may either be held up or not now go ahead. I will keep this updated if and when I hear more.......


INDEPENDENT FB COMMENT: How can a Government (prime minister Jacinda Adern) agree with putting some toxic 1080 in such a Beautifull area, they have been sucked into believing this is right, obviously they have NO Connection to our planet, or universe, Nature has a natural way of Balancing itself, who are we to think other life forms aren't allowed to exist,our cells heal from Nature, and now there poisoning it. Bad KARMA for those responsible,

 

24 HOUR NOTIFICATION OF AERIAL 1080 POISON DROP ON KEPLER MOUNTAINS AND KEPLER TRACK. South Island NZ



Sept 18th 2019: Copyright of Carol Sawyer FB. Subject: 24 Hour Notification - Toxic Phase of the Kepler Aerial Pest Control Operation - Tiakina Nga Manu

Good Morning,

Please take this email as 24 hour notice for the Kepler Aerial 1080 Pest Control Operation.
Prefeed was completed on the 9th of September, the toxic phase is planned to start tomorrow the 19th of September. The operation should be completed in one day.As a result the following tracks will be closed for the duration of the operation:

-Kepler Track Warning signs will be put in place. A reminder to please check for signage if you are in the area. And;

DO NOT TOUCH poison bait
WATCH CHILDREN at all times
DO NOT EAT animals from the area
Poison bait or carcasses are DEADLY to DOGS

Administrative Support
EcoFX Limited
PO Box 248 Otorohanga
EcoFX, "Protecting Your Natural Heritage


INDEPENDENT COMMENT on FB random: NZ Government is run by Muppets and Puppets NOT ONE ☝🏻 of have Got Balls to make a stand against the Total Banning of 1080 Poisoning, as for DOC ( Destroyers of Country) The Forest and Bird Society ( No Forests and No Bird Sect ) wasting Millions up Millions of Dollars Poisoning New Zealand to become DEAD-LANDS OF ĀOTEAROA

 

DoC RETALIATES WITH SICKENING PROPAGANDA !

The Dept of Conservation has responded to Dr. Jo Pollards article in the Greymouth Star, September 3, 2019, "Time to Think about Kea", (see below if you missed it), with an article entitled "Time to Help our Kea", 13 September, 2019. (see attached). Bunch of hypocrites, but what's new ? Who among us does not now know that 1080 poison is wiping out Kea ?!

WHO TO BLAME WHEN NZ'S KEAS ARE NO MORE

& DOC LISTENING TO A REPORTER DOESN'T QUITE FIGURE ???

 

Please check letters in the Greymouth Star....Geoff Guenole and John Veysey on 11 September, 2019, and Jean Rogers on 9 September, 2019.

Here is Jo Pollard's article again:

TIME TO THINK ABOUT KEA

by Dr Jo Pollard (BSc (Hons), PhD)

Published in the Greymouth Star, September 3, 2019

"The kea, NZ’s unique mountain parrot, needs urgent consideration. This spring, poisonous food baits are being spread by air over much of its habitat by the Department of Conservation (DoC).

Twelve per cent of resident kea are expected to die within a few days of the poisoning, according to DoC’s studies.

Debilities such as damaged wing muscles and reproductive defects are expected in those that are sub-lethally poisoned.

Thus the few (possibly 1000-3000[1]) remaining kea in NZ face major genetic loss and suffering. DoC needs a strong argument to justify this mayhem.

DoC has taken to sheltering behind pro-poisoning freelance journalist Dave Hansford. Recently, Hansford repeated DoC’s message to the public that kea will be better off after poisoning. He argues that filling our forests with toxin will stop stoats from ravaging kea nests. Hansford went on to soften us up claiming that a death rate of up to 22% of kea will be ok this spring - by DoC’s reckoning.

Ever since DoC finally recorded that many kea were dying in aerial poison drops (as people had been telling them for decades) it has been on a desperate search for evidence that poisoning somehow benefits kea, in an attempt to prove that these awful losses might be somehow justified.

DoC chose to argue that stoats endanger kea and that poison will solve this. But DoC’s own scientists, and research before them, had already concluded that stoats were not a problem to kea.

In vain, DoC has been trying to amass evidence that stoats are endangering kea. DNA tests, attempts to analyse bite marks and thousands of hours of videos of kea nests have yielded very little. This is despite the videoed nests being made known and vulnerable to any predators, by disturbing the birds thoroughly (including volunteers, dogs and others hunting for nests; visiting repeatedly; taking blood samples; marking sites; attaching harnesses to adults and chicks.)

But Hansford says there is evidence that 1080 helps kea, in a paper written by DoC staff, published 2018. That document rests its case on an experiment in Westland, which DoC had previously self-criticised as unreplicated and lacking objectivity! Not only is the study unscientific, the results are presented in a fraudulent manner. A stoat plague that followed aerial poisoning at Okarito, shown in the original report, was truncated from the published graph!

Another incorrect statement, repeated by DoC, Hansford and other poison supporters is that kea in remote areas, that are unfamiliar with people and being fed, will be relatively safe in poisoning operations. DoC’s own results do not support this: 9% of monitored kea died at Kahurangi, a site chosen by DoC for its remoteness.

Kea are in fact extremely curious and resourceful regarding food, willing to try anything. This trait is thought by scientists to be a response to living in a very challenging nutritional environment, where starvation typically kills off many juveniles in an average year, as well as many adults in poor seasons.

Before poisoning, “pre-feeding” with normal, unpoisoned baits is carried out to build up animals’ confidence. This will encourage kea to eat the bait regardless of their background. In this year's toxic deluge, some baits will be coated with blood, in an attempt to repel deer. This practice is normally prohibited in kea habitat because it is likely to attract kea even more.

DoC pretends that aerially spreading 1080 poison is good at controlling pests. The truth is mice don’t normally eat it, rat numbers often rebound ferociously, and stoat numbers can escalate when either of these previous two rodents flourish. DoC’s (and pest control company ZIP’s) response to this is to use more dense, and more frequent poisoning. This is madness when up against the rat, considered by at least one biologist to be so hardy that it will be the last animal on earth when all else is gone.

DoC also pretends that 1080 poison doesn’t kill many animals other than the ones it wants dead. The toxin interferes with respiration so it affects all creatures that breathe air. Kea are one of very few native animals whose deaths have been monitored with any reliability. The death toll of many other creatures may also be large.

Entomologist Mike Meads found severe effects on invertebrates, in a study that was initially supported by peer reviews but later discredited by DoC, and which has never been followed up with a comprehensive, replicated trial. A study on stream invertebrates also showed negative effects of 1080 but was also never followed up. Fernbirds died at a rate of 9.4% per poison drop. Kakariki parakeets are known to be killed in 1080 operations yet, incredibly, the baits are to be sown at double density where the last remaining orange-fronted kakariki in Canterbury are clinging to existence (only 100-300 birds left).

What benefits will there be from spreading 1080? Poisoning documentation for the Arthurs Pass area states “the overall net effect on the ecosystem will be one of profound benefit”. Not surprisingly this claim is unreferenced! DoC has scrambled for credibility recently and published several studies (on birds), which all suffer from poor scientific methodology and fall well short of demonstrating overall benefit to any species, let alone ecosystem-level benefits.

Kea expert Paul van Klink complained last year that there was no management plan for kea and that DoC and its volunteers were knowingly killing kea in traps set for stoats. Further investigations by reporter David Williams painted “a picture of a department that is unsure of the risks, or efficacy, of the traps it’s using, managers that make decisions while seemingly ignorant of trap trial results, and decisions being made about positioning traps seemingly with little scientific basis.”

So the senseless, science-less poisoning is only one symptom of DoC’s incompetent management.

Thinking people need to stop swallowing the outrageous propaganda emanating from DoC, and look at how things stack up for the kea. It is currently facing an extremely bleak future.

[1] Estimates as low as 1000 have been made since 1986"

DOC listening to a FREELANCE journalist. Hansford is not a scientist

 

Is Dept of Conservation destroying NZ wildlife?

Our aim is to make those responsible stop & look at alternatives and look at what they are doing to our country

 

CONCERNS OF POISONS

Reasons to be concerned about the widespread use of aerially distributed food baits containing 1080 poison (sodium monofluoroacetate) for pest control in New Zealand are evident in scientific publications and government reviews and reports. Many hazardous properties and a lack of scientific knowledge of the effects of 1080 were described in a comprehensive report by the Environmental Risk Management Authority in 2007. These findings are presented followed by examination of evidence of problems with aerial 1080 use: 
1) Increased pest impacts following poisoning due to competitive release of rats and mice, and prey-switching by predators; 
2) Reduced efficacy with repeated poisoning of rats; 
3) Deaths of native birds; and 
4) Lack of scientific justification and monitoring of aerial 1080 use.

“It is concluded that there is an urgent need to bring scientific methodology into pest management.”

https://www.researchgate.net/…/308712508_Aerial_1080_poison…

 

 

And DOC says the poison doesn't kills our birds?

Funny how they knew nothing about birdlife when asked for being a referee for a Habitat Grant on land in NZ ???

 

 

 

FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT

1080 IN NZ. THE COVER UPS & THE REAL TRUTH'

THEN PLEASE BUY THIS BOOK.


"The Quiet Forest" : the case against aerial 1080 is available from your local library, or to buy here
http://trosspublishing.co.nz/…/the-quiet-forest-the-case-ag…

 

To all Tourists visiting NZ. Please send us any pictures and info if you come across animals and birdlife you find are being poisoned. We also welcome your emails in the name of saving our native species.

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

THE TRUTH ABOUT NEW ZEALAND & THE POISONING OF

OUR LANDS, WILDLIFE, INSECTS AND BIRDLIFE 2019.

NZ TOURISM SAYS ITS CLEAN & GREEN ????

 

REMEMBER ALL TOURISTS: rain run off carries the

1080 into our streams & rivers

2019 Tull Chemical Company, Oxford, Alabama, USA is still open for business it seems.

 

Above Map by well known NZ cartoonist - Al Nesbit

April 20th from FB No to 1080 use

 

"WILL NEW ZEALAND'S DEPT OF CONSERVATION WIN AGAINST RODENTS AND STOATS WITH 1080 POISON ?"

 

Below art from:Samantha Cox Reilly for this beautiful piece of art work.

from FB: Wendy Mitchell May5th 2019

 

 

A deer riddled with tumors from eating plants sprayed with Monsanto's Roundup now Bayer. It seems fairly common. Link on FB 2117

see more on https://www.wideopenspaces.com/whitetailwednesday-8-of...

 

Some simple facts about 1080 poison below.

Credit: PredatorDefense.org

 

 

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Carol Sawyer FB
May 28 at 11:13 AM
UPCOMING AERIAL 1080 DROP, LUGGATE - UNJUSTIFIABLE AND VERY DANGEROUS TO COMMUNITY - AN AG-PILOT SPEAKS OUT
DUST CONTAMINATION:

 

Photos of Luggate: Tracey Morrow


The immediate threat to Luggate township,[pic above] (near Wanaka, Central Otago), is that the prevailing wind at this time of year comes straight down the valley to Luggate. See ag-pilot John Sarginson's testimony here:
"'The Pisa range to the Southwest of Luggate is known to generate Katabatic winds (downhill winds). Katabatic winds are very common on calm wind days typical of the days we have in Autumn, Winter and Spring, hence fog in the lower catchments. These winds start from high on the Pisa range and start flowing down the hillsides, gaining speed as the night approaches. They flow with strength well into the small hours of the night. Hence there is often no fog in these areas in the evenings.

 

Photos of Luggate: Tracey Morrow


It is very common for places like Luggate and Queensberry to experience long periods (> 10 hours) of quite strong Katabatic winds, say > than 15 knots (30 km/h) late evenings. The Katabatic winds are strongest when channelled by valleys. Luggate has four main valley systems that line these winds up for the Luggate township. The four valleys are Luggate Creek, Alice Burn, Tin Hut, and Dead Horse Creek. All four valley katabatic wind systems converge on the township of Luggate.

Photos of Luggate: Tracey Morrow


As a former accredited agricultural pilot with more than 6000 hours of flight time I would consider dispensing 1080 in the hills to the south of Luggate during these times of the year to be a very high risk to all. The baits may fall in no wind, but when the wind increases, maybe days later, some baits will fall further in scrub and others are blown across exposed areas causing toxic dust to become airborne again. Sublethal amounts of a harmful poison would be distributed onto roofs that collect drinking water and onto gardens that grow food.
No one can guarantee such drift of 1080 dust will not cause future health risks to our generation, or to generations of the future.


No one can guarantee that people won’t suffer increased illnesses or deficiencies.
No one can guarantee that people's lives will not be shortened by 1080 toxic dust.
And worse still, no one can claim to detect acute 1080 poisoning in all instances, and sublethal poisoning is almost impossible to detect.
My past work has involved the application of many chemicals onto our land, including 1080 poison, and I still have a vested interest in aerial ag operations and wish to protect it. It is my view from the knowledge I have gained in industry, that sublethal 1080 poisoning is a very real and dangerous risk that should be avoided. Effects from sublethal 1080 poisoning can’t be detected or traced, symptoms mirror other serious illnesses, there is no known antidote, and again no one knows the extent of its real dangers.
John Sarginson, Thornbury, Southland, 28 May, 2019
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Statements from the Environmental Risk Management Authority ( ERMA ) Review ( 2007 ) outlined the threat from toxic 1080 dust . See note 2 at end.
Also the NZ Journal of Ag Research has an interesting article on dust contamination. See note 3 at end.
A scoping study was done by the Institute for Environmental Science and Research ( ESR ) which mentions the possibility of dust inhalation and dust deposition on food and crops and in drinking water. See note 4 at end.
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NO TB IN WILDLIFE:


In mid-May, 2019, I spoke to Eric Chagnon, operations manager OSPRI, Dunedin, who told me there has been no change in their information/justifications for the drop since last year. In other words the status quo remains the same as it was in June, 2018. Here are the findings at that time, as revealed in a response to an OIA request by Alan Galletly:
OSPRI’s findings:
260 possums tested – NONE with TB
130 ferrets tested ONE with TB in 2012
6 feral pigs tested – NONE with TB


See complete OIA response below. Note 1.
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THAT 2012 FERRET:
When Mt Roy, Wanaka, was due to be aerially 1080-poisoned, in early 2015, one of the justifications for it, received via OIA request, was that same ferret found at Luggate, 20 km away, in 2012.
Mt Roy never happened. The Alice Burn East drop at Luggate should not be happening either!
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WATERWAYS:
This drop is less than 1 km from the nearest homes in Luggate Village and the baits will be going directly into the Alice Burn and Luggate Creek, which flows through Luggate Village and through the Luggate Campground. Poisoned carcasses will also end up in the two waterways. ( Both the end of Atkins Rd and end of Kingan Rd, including the Camp Ground, are less than 1km away from the drop boundary.)
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ACCESSIBILITY:
The land is NOT inaccessible for trapping... see photo... and this is borne out by the fact they trapped possums there for TB testing! There is no need to arerially and indiscriminately drop poison from helicopters onto this land. See photos.
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END NOTES:
Note 1: Alan Galletly’s OIA request and OSPRI responses... 2018
Question: How close to the drop zone is the nearest infected herd?
Answer: Adjacent to the aerial control
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Q :What monitoring of possums has been done in the drop zone? If so when was this done?
A: None
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Not guilty!
Q : Have possums been caught in the drop zone. If so when
A: Yes: 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2016
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Q: Were any possums tested for TB from the drop zone? What number were tested for TB? What was the results of those tests?
A: Yes: 260 tested , 0 positive for TB
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Q: Have any ferrets been caught in the drop zone ? If so when.
A: Yes: 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018
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Q: Were any ferrets tested for TB from the drop zone? What number were tested for TB? What was the results of those tests?
A: Yes: 130: 1 positive for TB (2012)
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Q: Have any feral pigs been caught in the drop zone? If so when?
A: Yes: 2014 and 2015
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Q: Were any feral pigs tested for TB from the drop zone? What number of feral pigs were tested for TB? What were the results of those tests?
A: Yes; 6 tested; 0 positive for TB
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Q: What percentage of the drop zone is Department Of Conservation estate. What is the total hectares of DOC estate in the drop zone if any?
A: Out of total consented area of 1,973 hectares:
292 ha DOC
1,681 ha private land
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Q: Spending taxpayers money to solve a non-existent problem – bovine TB
What is the total OSPRI budget for the Luggate aerial drop and is it expected to exceed that budget ?
A: The Alice Burn East Aerial is not expected to exceed the budgeted amount of $194,640
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Q: How close to the drop zone is the nearest infected herd?
A: Adjacent to the aerial control
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Q: Finally I must remind you of your obligation to consult with the local community. To date you have failed dismally and the behaviour of OSPRI staff at the Wanaka event can best be described as childish and completely unacceptable for such an government appointed organization. You are obliged to address public concerns and you have failed to do so to date. I ask when are you going to do this in a public forum?
A: OSPRI considers that all statutory obligations for the operations concerned have been met. No further public forum is planned
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Note 2: DUST
Statements from the Environmental Risk Management Authority ( ERMA ) Review ( 2007 ).
475 5 Agency App. E “The main conclusion that can be drawn..is that dust drift can occur over a considerable distance off-site (at least 1 km)”
475 3 Agency App. E “Three aerial operations using cereal baits were monitored for dust drift in 1997 and 1998..The maximum deposition of 1080 falling in dust [from cereal bait] was 25.2 μg/m²..residues in dust inside all treatment areas were significantly greater than outside at day 1, but not at day 5”
477 1 Agency App. E “[1080 concentration in dust, μg/m², inside treatment area] Day 1 3.81 , Day 5 0.1..outside treatment area (day 1) 0.2 at 200m, 0.06 at 1 km”
475 6 Agency App. E “The Agency is not aware of any other studies reporting on dust drift from aerial application of 1080..there is insufficient information to know whether other bait types or delivery buckets would create more or less dust”
476 2 Agency App. E “Trace levels (of 1080) were found in 11 plant samples [after 1080 cereal operations at Whitecliffs and Titirangi]..the maximum measured was 0.014 mg/kg..on day 1..it is unknown whether the residues in plants resulted from dust deposition or uptake from the soil, the authors attributed them to dust.”
13 1 Submitter 9143 “Observation on the day of the poison operation showed that the fine particles and dust were blown across the forest canopy from the helicopter bait bucket” (Meads report)
3 2 Submitter 9143 “181 mm of rain fell in the second fortnight after the poison operation. Thus an influx of 1080 may have washed from the tree tops to the ground” (Meads Report)
Note 3: DUST CONTAMINATION
"The risk of drift of 1080 dust:
While the 1080 concentration found in the bait dust
was much greater inside than outside the treatment
areas, results were less clear for the soil, leaf litter,
and plant samples. In some of these cases, similar
concentrations of 1080 were found outside as inside
the treatment areas. These results indicate that bait
dust can drift outside the boundaries of a treated
area up to and possibly more than 1000 m. "
https://www.researchgate.net/…/links/55f8853708ae07629dd826…


Note 4: SCOPING STUDY


Study by the Institute for Environmental Science and Research ( ESR ):
"Dust drift may potentially arise from aerial application of 1080. This is because physical abrasion from transport, loading and aerial application of 1080 bait can generate dust particles that could drift over loading zone and application zone boundaries. Some of these particles could deposit on food or crops, or in water tanks used for drinking water. Other particles may be sufficiently fine to travel significant distances and be inhaled by people."
In the end, I am told by a researcher, the study ".... was flawed though. For example control sample got contaminated (again) and they ‘couldn’t get hold of the distilled water for the collection points’. Not sure why as distilled water is widely available isn’t it!?! "
https://www.esr.cri.nz/…/FW15060-1080-dust-report-FINAL-web…
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