Monthly Archives: October 2020

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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NZ’s Vegetation’s Ecosystem Needs Browsing Whether Moa or Deer

by Tony Orman Sometimes browsing through piles of paper work and inevitable newspaper clippings, you come across some interesting views that have been gathering dust and in danger of being forgotten. The other day, I found a copy of an … Continue reading

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Election Eve Thought – The 1080/Democracy’ Relationship

Opinion  by Tony Orman Public debate about 1080 – and the throttling of it –  has the demise of democracy written all over it. Let me explain. In 2016 National’s Environment Minister Nick Smith announced “government plans to take pest control out … Continue reading

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Photo essay – New Zealand – Clean, Green 1080% Pure

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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Rangitoto Range 1080 Poison Drop – deer repellent not effective

Still continuing our run up toward election day, we feature yet more of the series of short videos produced by The Graf Boys.

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Outdoor Kiwis Urged to Vote

by Rupert Pye A New Zealand-wide outdoor recreation organisation says the outdoors voting public has the potential to have a big impact on election day if they apply judicious examination of polices and integrity of parties. Chairman of the Council … Continue reading

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Deer Mass-poisoned – Lake Taupo Farmer Speaks Out

Continuing our run up toward election day, we feature more of the series of short videos produced by The Graf Boys.

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Waikato Regional Council Pest Grants Spark Community Opposition

A Coromandel conservation group says Waikato Regional Council is fueling community discord by major funding of controversial pest control plans of private groups and introducing a new council policy of secrecy regarding increased poison operations on the peninsula. The Upper … Continue reading

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Freshwater Clean-up Languishing with Election Rhetoric

The urgent need to action freshwater reform is being forgotten in the hullabaloo of election rhetoric says the New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers. Federation president Dr Peter Trolove said at the 2017 election freshwater reform was to the fore … Continue reading

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Rescue Helicopters Used to Poison Deer – Tourists Speak Out – Mt Aspiring National Park

As we run up toward election day, we feature a series of short videos produced by The Graf Boys. We start with Rescue Helicopters Used to Poison Deer – Tourists Speak Out – Mt Aspiring National Park

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What DOC doesn’t want you to know about 1080 Poison

From 6 years ago, but sadly DOC has learned nothing in those intervening years. Under Sage and the Green Party, they’ve doubled-down to the point Kea are rapidly heading for exinction.

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Labour and National Snub Outdoor Recreation and Environment Issues

  Press Release by Council of Outdoor Recreation Assns of NZ (CORANZ) The two major political parties Labour and National have shown disinterest in the outdoors and the environment judging by both parties failure to respond to an election questionnaire … Continue reading

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Public Trust Feature Film | The Fight for America’s Public Lands

Must see, US parallel to Godzone’s problems A feature-length documentary about America’s system of public lands and the fight to protect them.

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