Monthly Archives: October 2020

Department of Conservation Independent Poisoned Cow Investigation – nothing “independent” about it.

Continuing the series of short videos produced by The Graf Boys. Hopefully, with Labour able to govern alone, we might see a reduction in the rabid excesses of Green policies we have witnessed the past 3 years.

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Hikoi of a Poisoned Nation – the finale at Parliament – Willie Nelson takes us Back to the Start

Continuing the series of short videos produced by The Graf Boys. Hopefully, with Labour able to govern alone, we might see a reduction in the rabid excesses of Green policies we have witnessed the past 3 years.

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An introduction to 1080 poison use in New Zealand

Continuing the series of short videos produced by The Graf Boys. Hopefully, with Labour able to govern alone, we might see a reduction in the rabid excesses of Green policies we have witnessed the past 3 years. Beware, this 5 … Continue reading

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Alaska to New Zealand Non-stop

by courtesy of “Fishing Breaks” (UK) Did you read about 4BBRW? The name does not give you much clue as to what or who 4BBRW is, but it is in fact a godwit, a bird that splits its life between the … Continue reading

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More Reflections on the Election

Opinion by political commentator Rupert Pye Politics in the outdoors and environment is nothing more than “cause and effect”. It cannot be avoided. Anti-firearm laws arise from intense lobbying by anti-firearm advocates (e.g. Philip Alpers). Anti-wild animal policies (e.g. tahr … Continue reading

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Is The Environment in Chemical Cuckoo Land?

Opinion by Tony Orman Back in 2018, I wrote a column  lamenting  that I hadn’t heard a shining cuckoo that spring.In 2019, I noticed the same silence by the cuckoo. This spring – now 2020 – almost the end of October, … Continue reading

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More Thoughts on an Extraordinary Election

Opinion by Rupert Pye Political Commentator Yesterday, I just covered the election result from an outdoor perspective but there were many more factors in the extraordinary result that took most by surprise. To reiterate in view of strategic voting by … Continue reading

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Election Result a Victory for MMP

by Political Commentator Rupert Pye Somehow the magnitude of the Labour Party victory in Saturday’s election fuelled some ardent critics of MMP into a fury. The MMP critics have short memories. First past the post had its inconsistencies, such as … Continue reading

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DOC gave it a shot, but were caught out. Then came the EPA. Problems there too…

Although the election has been and gone, and we might have to wait a while to see if Maori are returned to Parliament or not, we continue the series of short videos produced by The Graf Boys. Hopefully, with Labour … Continue reading

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Cows & Endangered Birds Poisoned in Taranaki Aerial Drop

Although the election has been and gone, and we might have to wait a while to see if Maori are returned to Parliament or not, we continue the series of short videos produced by The Graf Boys. Hopefully, with Labour … Continue reading

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DoC Drivel Down-plays Kea Tragedies

by Dr Jo Pollard (BSc (Hons), PhD) According to the Department of Conservation (DoC) it has solved the problem of previous years’ monitored kiwi chicks dying at Shy Lake, Fiordland, by aerially poisoning the surrounding 40,000 ha of rainforest and … Continue reading

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Page From the Past – Ruahine Ranges Erosion is Natural

by Tony Orman In 1989 Dr. Patrick J Grant a hydrologist and botanist from Hawkes Bay, published a paper entitled “A Hydrologist’s Contribution to the Debate on Wildlife Management”. In it he recalled back in 1955 with advice from Peter … Continue reading

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A Political Joke that can be Enjoyed by all Parties

by “Democrat” While walking down the street one day, a Member of Parliament is run over by a truck and dies. His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St Peter at the entrance. “Welcome to heaven,” says St … Continue reading

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Toxicologist, Prof Ian Shaw, discusses the mysterious mis-diagnosis in botulism/1080 poisoning case

Although the election has been and gone, and we might have to wait a while to see if Maori are returned to Parliament or not, we continue the series of short videos produced by The Graf Boys. Hopefully, with Labour … Continue reading

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Why Do Politicians Promise the Earth, But Deliver Little?

(or why don’t politicians listen between elections?) Guest Post by Dave Rhodes: This post is being written after the polls have closed on election day, so as not to be seen in any way as electioneering for any party or … Continue reading

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Poisoning Paradise – New Zealand

Our ongoing run up toward election day, we feature yet more of the series of short videos produced by The Graf Boys. Skip the mandatory ads after a few seconds

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I’ve Voted. Have You?

Guest Post by Dave Rhodes Given that the past 3 years have been probably the most traumatic in NewZealand’s political history that I can remember, it’s not surprising so manypeople feel completely disillusioned with politics and especially politicians. It all … Continue reading

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New Zealand Rivers – The Fight to Keep Them Poison-Free

Our ongoing run up toward election day, we feature yet more of the series of short videos produced by The Graf Boys. Skip the mandatory ads after a few seconds

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CORANZ Election Charter 2020 – Results Are In

Cut-off time has been and gone, and sadly major parties think the Outdoor Recreation Movement does not warrant their time nor interest. See our post here With the Outdoor Party first to respond scoring 100%, followed by Aotea Legalise Cannabis … Continue reading

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Deer mass-poisoned – Taihape farmer speaks out

Our ongoing run up toward election day, we feature yet more of the series of short videos produced by The Graf Boys. Skip the mandatory ads after a few seconds

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