Wednesday, September 30, 2009


The Taupo District Council today held a “resumed special purpose ordinary meeting”

Subject: use of 1080 in the Taupo District.

A motion was passed: “That in accordance with section 10B of the Local Government Act of 2002, Taupo District Council advocate with Central Government and appropriate Agencies;
VIZ: A. To develop a sustainable alternative possum eradication and trapping program.

B. Abolition of all aerial dropping of 1080 poison forthwith.

The motion was carried 6-4.

The motion was developed over lengthy discussion and debate by councillors during the meeting with particular attention directed at getting the legalities of the motion identified before it was finally put to a democratic vote.

Councillors who voted against the motion were: Councillors: Welch, Gathergood, McElwee and Uvhagen.

The NZ District Councils stand against aerial 1080 has just doubled, to two. Westland and Taupo. Let us hope that other Councils will follow the example set by these two.

The public gallery included myself and Kirstine Bettridge from NZ WBM, Steve and Clyde Graf and supporters; Chris Short and supporters, Lance Aldridge, Dave Livingstone and supporters from Turangi plus members of the public.

The opposing councillors made some swiping ploys, one of which succeeded in principle, to restricting any significant financial expenditure by the TDC in support of its appointed advocate Councillor Don Ormsby. This ploy was initiated by councillor McElwee and we must hope that when the next council budget is done, that it includes a substantial allocation of funds specifically for the advocacy role. Councillor Uvhagen stated she could not support the motion as there were no viable alternatives to 1080. I can only conclude that she did not study our submissions very thoroughly.

Anyway, it is a significant win for us, and a brave stand by Mayor Rick Cooper and his supporting Councillors.

Thank you to all who contributed to our submissions, both directly and indirectly; in particular NZ WBM members Mary and Lindsay, Clare, Murray, Steve, Margie, Robert and myself, plus the Graf brothers and their DVD, Pat and Quinn, Lance, Dave, Alec and NZDA, and many other people who had previously contributed to assembling the ESPC submission to ERMA and parts of the submissions presented by NZ WBM. (Too many of you to list.)

One of the concerns expressed by councillors early on in the meeting was the potential of the 1080 issue to divide the community. This lever will likely not be overlooked by the pro 1080 factions, so please be aware of its potential to damage and alert to ploys from the pro 1080 factions and agencies.

This result is because of teamwork and our society’s ability to pull a team together in an effective way and the willingness of allies to contribute. Thank you all for your cooperation and input.

Sincerely, Graham Sperry.

Chairman. NZ WBM.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

BENT SPOON AWARD - Poisoning Paradise scoops award - Tauranga night, a beaut!

Well, this is very exciting news! Poisoning Paradise gets its first award - not a biggy, but a humorous one, non the less.

Given that the inDOCtrination of the poison culture has been so successfully implanted in the minds of many, especially in positions of influence, and that they have been spouting their propaganda - unchecked, for decades, it's hardly a wonder that they can't accept the truth when it is put in front of them.
So this award is merely an anticipated trend, that is predicted will increase, until the truth about this abhorrent ecocidal practice of blanket poisoning this country is finally exposed.

Please click on link for TV3 news story.......the battle continues!

The Tauranga screening was a great success. The guys did a great job of getting bottoms on seats, with a final count of 185 being present.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Tauranga tonight - Ohaupo, last night, a corka!

We're at Tauranga tonight - Thursday 24/09/09.
WHERE: Baycourt, Durham Street, Tauranga. (Exhibition room).WHEN: Thursday 24th September, doors open at 7:00pm.FILM STARTS: @ 7:30pm (after introductions, etc. @ 7:15pm.)MEETING ENDS: 10:00pm approx.COST OF ADMISSION: $10.00 donation per person

Ohaupo was a corka! 125 people turned up, and packed the rugby club rooms.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


OUR situation
We are all, by now, aware of the 122 tons of Brodifacoum poison that the Department of Conservation dropped across New Zealand's precious Rangitoto and Motutapu islands, claiming to protect wildlife (using a substance that persists in the environment, that kills animals, birds and fish life, by causing them to bleed to death, through internal haemorrhaging, over a period of up to 2 weeks.) Inhumane? You bet!

TV3 interviewed DoC over the poisoning, which can be viewed by clicking on this link

Our new documentary Poisoning Paradise, includes pages of native birds (released under the Official Information Act) that have been killed by this poison, in DoC aerial operations on offshore islands - these birds include Kiwi, Takahe, Robins, Ruru, Kaka, Kakariki, and many more.

A disgrace? You bet!

But the most interesting part of this story is the information that is now coming through from Hawaii.

Their Department of Land and Natural Resource (a very similar name to our own bureaucracy - DoC) dropped Rat poison, similar to the one used on our islands, across their Ni'ihau, Lehua, Lihue, & Kauai island's. Coincidentally, their islands suffered massive fish poisonings following the drops. Check out these links...

A couple of sentences from the reports..."Ni'ihau residents still are not eating fish months after thousands of dead fish washed ashore. The dead fish appeared in mid-January shortly after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service dumped rat poison on nearby Lehua island on behalf of the state Department of Land and Natural Resources."

Ring any bells???

Resident Keith Robinson stated that there are reportedly about a dozen Monk Seals who used to regularly visit the island and have recently "gone missing" while others appear "extremely sick."
Ring any bells???

Bruce Robinson says..."It's kind of strange that this is the first time this has happened in a century."

Ring any bells???

Robinson goes on to say..."There appears to be some information that others have sampled that they did find residue at very low level, which makes you wonder. It doesn't necessarily mean the smoking gun."

As "authorities" test samples, community members continue to speculate on the cause of a massive fish kill reported earlier this month on Ni'ihau and the death days later of a young humpback whale on Kaua'i.

Some residents suspect a recent federally administered rodenticide application on the uninhabited island of Lehua may be linked to the dead fish that have washed ashore there and on the nearby Forbidden Island.

Dr Thierry Work, with the National Wildlife Health Centre, found that there were "no visible lesions" and "no evidence of external or internal bleeding."

Sound familiar???

Checkout the TV3 interview again, above.

And so we are left with the suspicion that 'algal blooms' appear anywhere government departments aerially apply lethal poisons across offshore land masses - apparently killing all sorts of wildlife...including "sea slugs". Wow folks, they really do take us for a bunch of idiots!

As Einstein once said ......"Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth!"

and one more from an infamous character...

"How fortunate it is for the Government, that the people don't think!"

That was Hitler, by the way.

Sunday, September 6, 2009




VENUE: Rangahaua (the old Polytech), Bell St (near the Liverpool St end on the left hand side going toward St Johns Hill). It has a Tupoho Whanau Trust sign in the carpark.