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1080 Poison Dropped Directly into Auckland's Water Supply

Tuesday, 9 February 2016, 9:27 am | The Graf Boys

In August and September 2015, Auckland Council aerially spread 40,000 kilos of 1080 poison bait across 21,000 hectares of Auckland's water catchment, the Hunua Ranges. The toxin flight chart for the Hunua operation, which was released by Auckland Council ... More >>

DoC Drops 1080 Poison into Coromandel Water Supplies

Friday, 25 September 2015, 9:40 am | The Graf Boys

On the 13th and 14th of September, 2015, the Department of Conservation aerially spread 1080 poison across 23,500 hectares of the Coromandel Peninsula. Enough poison was distributed to kill over 340,000 people. More >>

1080 Poison Low Risk in Water - Similar to Cooking Oil - EPA

Sunday, 4 January 2015, 3:07 pm | The Graf Boys

In a letter to the CE of Waikato Regional Council, the CE of the Environmental Protection Authority suggests that 1080 poison does not harm aquatic life, and breaks down into harmless bi-products in water. More >>

Does 1080 Poison Increase Bird Populations or Kill Them

Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 11:33 am | The Graf Boys

The Department of Conservation says it needs to use 1080 poison to kill rats and stop rat plagues. Rats have been present in New Zealand forests for over 700 years, and birds populations continue to flourish in some areas, despite the presence of ... More >>

SPCA Shares Concern Over 1080 Poison Drop

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 10:17 am | The Graf Boys

The SPCA has shared concern about a video clip covering the recent Department of Conservation's Mt Pirongia aerial 1080 poison drop, near Hamilton. More >>

Mt Pirongia Poison Drop Breaches 1080 Warning Label

Monday, 15 September 2014, 10:30 am | The Graf Boys

A youtube video clip of a 1080 poison drop across Mt Pirongia claims the Department of Conservation operation breached the New Zealand manufacturer's warnings. More >>

DoC Leads Councillors "Down the Garden Path"

Wednesday, 6 August 2014, 1:48 pm | The Graf Boys

Eleven Waikato Regional Councillors were taken on a field trip around the Waikato Region. Part of that trip involved visiting the Totara Walk - a short loop-track situated near Bennydale. More >>

Open Letter to Dr. Jan Wright, Commissioner for Environment

Tuesday, 4 February 2014, 4:50 pm | The Graf Boys

Dear Dr. Wright, In your role as Parliamentary Commissioner of the Environment, you carry immense responsibility. You will be remembered, long after tenure, as the saviour of New Zealand birds (if you are correct in your 1080 stance) or as the person responsible ... More >>

TV WiLD gains traction

Monday, 30 April 2012, 7:44 pm | The Graf Boys

TV WiLD gains traction Known for their stance on 1080 poison, The Graf Boys have veered toward a more neutral genre - the hunting and outdoors market. Their new venture offers users with free - hunting, shooting and fishing action - ... More >>

New research calls for Moratorium on 1080 poison use

Friday, 4 November 2011, 5:24 pm | The Graf Boys

The following discussion piece, released this week, explains how research used to support 1080 poison use in New Zealand does not stand up to basic scrutiny, and suggests bird species that are most likely to show harm, are overlooked for researching. More >>

DoC 1080 Kiwi Analysis Misleading

Thursday, 6 October 2011, 2:01 pm | The Graf Boys

RE - In response to DoC's "1080 kiwi claims extremely misleading". Firstly, I'd like to thank The Department of Conservation for the opportunity to raise further issues relating to the poor life expectancy for kiwi in the heavily 1080 poisoned ... More >>

89 Dead Kiwi - 1080 Clearly Not Working

Tuesday, 4 October 2011, 2:09 pm | The Graf Boys

It has been revealed through an OIA request that tagged kiwi have been dying in large numbers in one of our most heavily 1080 treated forests. Aerial 1080 drops first began in the Tongariro Forest in 1976 and have been followed with subsequent drops ... More >>

Seven of Nine Tagged Kea Killed in Okarito Kiwi 1080 drop

Saturday, 10 September 2011, 12:33 pm | The Graf Boys

The remaining number of kea left on this earth is estimated by some experts at less than one thousand. Recently, five endangered kea were reportedly shot by a disturbed gunman. More >>

1080 poison documentary wins in Japan

Wednesday, 10 August 2011, 1:40 pm | The Graf Boys

Poisoning Paradise - Ecocide New Zealand has won the "Conservation Advocacy Award" at the Japan Wildlife Film Festival, held at the weekend. Included in the judges comments was..."We have no choice but to face this film honestly. We, human beings ... More >>

0800 Free-call Number for Victims of 1080 Poison Operations

Monday, 1 August 2011, 9:45 am | The Graf Boys

After finding it difficult to get help, from what they believe is 1080 poisoning, the owners of an iconic tourist business based on the west coast of the South Island have established a free-call number - 0800 BAN 1080 (0800 226 1080) - for people ... More >>

Minister Quick to Attack Anti-1080 Community

Tuesday, 26 July 2011, 5:18 pm | The Graf Boys

Hon Kate Wilkinson was quick to seize the opportunity to infer that those opposed to 1080 were part of a growing "anti-1080 movement" which she suggests is becoming increasingly violent on the Coromandel Peninsula. More >>

1080 Poison Film Continues to Lead

Monday, 25 July 2011, 11:22 am | The Graf Boys

The controversial, and hard-hitting documentary Poisoning Paradise continues to lead 1250 films from around the world, in the Popular section of the Culture Unplugged international film festival, and is holding second place in other categories. More >>

Hundreds of Endangered Birds Killed by Predators

Wednesday, 20 July 2011, 2:18 pm | The Graf Boys

Are we too reckless when attaching tracking equipment to our native birds? Are we using our native species as expendable guinea pigs? It seems we are ...The author of the book Kiwi Hunter, published in 2005, implies hundreds of our endemic kiwi ... More >>

18 of 31 Tagged Morepork Found Dead Day Before 1080 Drop

Friday, 8 July 2011, 4:56 pm | The Graf Boys

On October 3rd, 2010, 25,000 hectares of the Waitutu Forest, in the Fiordland National Park, was aerially poisoned with 1080.The following comment was posted by a DoC employee on Facebook on June 28, 2011 More >>

International 1080 poison review likely

Monday, 27 June 2011, 10:41 am | The Graf Boys

1080 was the subject of meetings held by United Future, in Turangi and Taupo, on Friday. "The overwhelming number of those present were opposed to 1080," said Clyde Graf. "Many of those at the Turangi meeting were infuriated after ... More >>



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