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Council is asked to take glyphosate based herbicides off

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 9:49 am | Weed Management Advisory

Glyphosate, Cancer and the NZ EPA - Auckland councillors told they cannot rely on the EPA to protect their people More >>

Shocking History of Chemical Herbicide Use Published

Thursday, 27 July 2017, 8:56 am | Weed Management Advisory

Years of unremitting and insidious manoeuvres to deflect and suppress community wishes and deliberately fudge, sidestep and evade implementing adopted policy are exposed in a shocking history of the use of chemicals for weed and vegetation control in ... More >>

Glyphosate Exposed - New Review Dispels the Myth

Wednesday, 12 October 2016, 12:08 pm | Weed Management Advisory

Hana Blackmore of the WMA said that the glyphosate monograph published this week by Pesticides Action Network International (PAN) comprehensively dispels what they call the ‘myth’ of safety. More >>

Auckland Mayor Len Brown throws policy to the wolves

Friday, 8 July 2016, 5:14 pm | Weed Management Advisory

Speakers at a Council committee yesterday (Thursday 7 July 2016) were appalled when barely minutes after they had left the chamber, Mayor Brown issued a press release announcing his decision to review Council’s weed management policy. More >>

Europe votes to withdraw approval of carcinogenic glyphosate

Friday, 15 April 2016, 9:25 am | Weed Management Advisory

Media Release 15 April 2015: Weed Management Advisory group demands that Auckland Council finally takes notice and implements an immediate reversal of its decision to expand the use of glyphosate, and instead ban it for all private use and in all ... More >>

Auckland Sinking into a Toxic Dark Age

Monday, 18 January 2016, 11:25 am | Weed Management Advisory

Monday 18 January 2016: An urgent public investigation and audit is demanded by the Weed Management Advisory (WMA) after Official information Act documents reveal the extent of a chemical regime being unrolled across Auckland. More >>

Protest at Auckland Transport Board Meeting today

Tuesday, 25 August 2015, 8:09 am | Weed Management Advisory

The Auckland Transport board will today be considering a report in response to the Human Rights Impact Assessment (HRIA) presented to them in December 2014 by the Weed Management Advisory (WMA). More >>

Auckland Council Accused of Putting Public at Risk

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 11:24 am | Weed Management Advisory

A complete ban on the spraying of glyphosate, also known as Roundup, on all public land in Auckland is called for after a New Zealand toxicologist confirms heightened risks of the chemical. Leaked documents show Auckland Council trivialising the serious ... More >>

Auckland spray is “probably carcinogenic”

Sunday, 22 March 2015, 4:20 pm | Weed Management Advisory

Auckland spray is “probably carcinogenic” The World Health Organisation’s cancer research arm, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), has this week re-classified glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans”. The IARC reassessment ... More >>

AT ‘bullies’ contractor into spraying chemicals

Monday, 9 March 2015, 2:39 pm | Weed Management Advisory

The Auckland-based Weed Management Advisory group is accusing Auckland Transport of gross interference with a legitimate vegetation control contract and abusing its powers by instructing a contractor to spray chemicals. More >>

Auckland Transport faces Human Rights Accusations

Monday, 6 October 2014, 9:03 am | Weed Management Advisory

A regional group is frustrated and angry that Auckland Transport is continuing to drag its feet on implementing Auckland Council policy and stop using toxic sprays on the region’s streets and roads. It has finally resorted to commissioning a human ... More >>

Auckland Council new Weed Management Policy welcomed

Friday, 16 August 2013, 9:55 am | Weed Management Advisory

The Weed Management Advisory (WMA) welcomes the adoption of Auckland Council’s new Weed Management Policy at the Regional Development and Operations Committee on Thursday 15th August. More >>

Weed resistance shows urgent need

Friday, 14 December 2012, 1:20 pm | Weed Management Advisory

Media Release For immediate release Weed resistance shows urgent need to move away from chemical roadside spraying Auckland’s Weed Management Advisory (WMA) says that yesterday’s announcement that the first case of a glyphosate resistant weed ... More >>

Auckland sleepwalking to a toxic future

Monday, 21 May 2012, 10:34 am | Weed Management Advisory

A regional group is warning that Auckland Council is sleepwalking to a future where toxic chemicals return to the city streets. The Weed Management Advisory is alarmed that in the Supercity reorganisation responsibility for roadside weed management ... More >>

 

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