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LETTER

Re: Footnote response to October 31 letter on 1080.

GDC director of environmental services and protection Nick Zaman says: “DoC is not dropping 1080 at Waingake and has never approached the council to do so. The council is exploring approaches to pest control at Waingake . . .

“The council has not used 1080 since 2001 and would only consider its use of it if it was absolutely necessary and where sites are considered carefully under specific conditions. This would include where sites are inaccessible by foot . . .”

Thanks for that Nick. Waingake, in my opinion, is accessible everywhere by foot. As a suggestion, we have plenty of people who could do trapping and culling as community work, after offending. This would be free and help teach job skills.

The Raukumara Urewera Hunting Club could also participate, if the present committee agrees.

I note also this previous footnote by GDC environment and science manager Lois Easton on May 9:

“The council has made no decision on pest control methods in Waingake Waterworks. Three options have been included in the draft pest management, only one of which involves the use of 1080. Before any decision on pest control options is made, consultation with all stakeholders and partners will be undertaken.”

I was just wondering, seeing as it seems it was an option to use 1080 . . . . Stakeholders in my opinion are those who drink Waingake’s water. That is the general public of Gisborne — so consultation must be well publicised. Thank you.

Alain JORION

Re: Footnote response to October 31 letter on 1080.

GDC director of environmental services and protection Nick Zaman says: “DoC is not dropping 1080 at Waingake and has never approached the council to do so. The council is exploring approaches to pest control at Waingake . . .

“The council has not used 1080 since 2001 and would only consider its use of it if it was absolutely necessary and where sites are considered carefully under specific conditions. This would include where sites are inaccessible by foot . . .”

Thanks for that Nick. Waingake, in my opinion, is accessible everywhere by foot. As a suggestion, we have plenty of people who could do trapping and culling as community work, after offending. This would be free and help teach job skills.

The Raukumara Urewera Hunting Club could also participate, if the present committee agrees.

I note also this previous footnote by GDC environment and science manager Lois Easton on May 9:

“The council has made no decision on pest control methods in Waingake Waterworks. Three options have been included in the draft pest management, only one of which involves the use of 1080. Before any decision on pest control options is made, consultation with all stakeholders and partners will be undertaken.”

I was just wondering, seeing as it seems it was an option to use 1080 . . . . Stakeholders in my opinion are those who drink Waingake’s water. That is the general public of Gisborne — so consultation must be well publicised. Thank you.

Alain JORION

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Charming - 11 days ago
Rubbish, I've never held a snake in my life.