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Nothing Independent About Poisoned Cow Investigation

Thursday, 25 October 2018, 8:54 am | The Graf Boys

On the 6th of September 2018 the Department of Conservation aerially spread 1080 poison across the Mapara Scenic Reserve. The aerial poisoning operation resulted in the death of 8 cows. The cow's owners say that they were not fully informed about ... More >>

1080 poisoned trout risk much greater than first declared

Monday, 5 March 2018, 11:47 am | The Graf Boys

In 2016 the Ministry for Primary Industries released a warning to trout fishermen recommending not to eat trout from 1080 poisoned rivers for at least 7 days. https://www.mpi.govt.nz/food-safety/whats-in-our-food/chemicals-and-food/poison-residues-in-food-animals/1080/ In its report it stated “MPI is of the opinion that any food safety risk can be ... More >>

Rescue Helicopters Used to Poison Deer - Tourists Speak Out

Friday, 31 March 2017, 9:51 am | The Graf Boys

Helicopters used to save human lives have been hired to spread 1080 poison across a South Island national park in the peak of the tourism season. On the 21st of February, 2017, the Department of Conservation aerially poisoned 38,000 hectares of the Mt ... More >>

What's Killing Kiwi at Mt Bruce – A Predator Free Case Study

Monday, 13 March 2017, 9:39 am | The Graf Boys

Information provided by the Department of Conservation shows that kiwi are dying in large numbers at Mt Bruce. More >>

Rat Plague Erupts on Stewart Island – What Do They Eat?

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 2:55 pm | The Graf Boys

Rats are fast breeders. Mess with their population balance, give them a suitable environment – with abundant food and low predator numbers - and they will thrive, and often in plague proportions. This phenomenon often follows pest control operations ... More >>

District Health Board Responds to 1080 Poison Concerns

Friday, 28 October 2016, 2:39 pm | The Graf Boys

Rural families all across New Zealand are being exposed to 1080 poison, and increased risks of bacteria from decomposing animal carcasses, in their drinking water. In August, two councillors from Waikato Regional Council presented concerns to the Waikato ... More >>

Deer Mass Poisoned - Lake Taupo Farmer Speaks Out

Friday, 19 August 2016, 4:21 pm | The Graf Boys

On the 3rd Of July 1080 poison bait was spread across 50,000 hectares of the Hauhungaroa Ranges, which are situated on Western Bays of Lake Taupo. More >>

Apology to Waikato Regional Council

Saturday, 11 June 2016, 4:30 pm | The Graf Boys

You have determined that I must apologise to Waikato Regional Council, and that the complainant Cr L Livingston requires the apology to be made public. You have determined that I must acknowledge that I will visit Democracy Services for guidance, which ... More >>

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 http://youtu.be/rkgyXF56Uvo 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 www.tvwild.co.nz 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 >>





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