Monday, June 29, 2009

Taupo District Council meeting on 1080

The Taupo District Council meeting on 1080 is to be held on Wednesday 22 July between 11:00am and 1:00pm at the Great Lake Centre.

It is a Council meeting, not a public meeting, but as with all Council meetings the public are able to attend. No recommendations or resolutions will be made at this meeting. It is intended simply to receive information so that at a later date Council can make an informed and balanced decision on the recommendations from the Turangi Community Board with respect to the application of 1080.

Only Councillors will be able to ask questions. No comments or questions will be taken from the floor.

11:00-12:00 Animal Health Board and Department of Conservation representatives make their pro-1080 presentations and answer questions from Councillors.

12:00-1:00 A team representing farmers, the hunting community, scientists, medical practitioners and the concerns of the general public, will make their anti-1080 presentations and answer questions from Councillors.

All interested parties are welcome to attend.

(The Great Lake Centre is shown as number 4 on the map).


  1. Hows it going you Clyde and Steve the feeling in Taupo and Turangi is that AHB will go ahead with the Turangi drop anyway. There are a quiet a number of capable staff to carry out a ground control operation with the possiblity of a area of 150 hectare done by areal because the geothermail activities. I have look at the block and it is well roaded and can be worked from both sides, it is no larger that or the terrian any tougher than the sucessful operation Humt Co carried out at Rangatiki. It is also a concern that as shown in your last video eels eating bait that trout would do the same and this my cause a decline in trout numbers or their food sources while sporning.

  2. Howdy. When we were at the Otorahanga meeting, a chap mentioned how he found dead trout in his stream, following a 1080 drop. It was about a month after, so whether there was a conection or not, remains to be seen. He did however, keep one of the trout in his freezer, and still has it there. It has been there for about 1 year. The problem faced is - knowing who to trust, in regard to getting an honest residue assessment conducted. There has been concern in the past with testing, and results.
    The other impediment is the cost of testing, so if there's anyone out there that would like to sponsor the cost of having this fish tested, drop us a line. Thanks for your comments.