Author Archives: Andi Cockroft

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Poisoning Paradise : 1080 poison across New Zealand

Last year’s 60-Minute interview with campaigner Chris Short, who died fighting the 1080 poisoning of GodZone, even enduring gaol time for his publicity stunt on Tongariro

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Salmon Wars: Salmon Farms, Wild Fish and the Future of Communities

A Canadian documentary on fish farms and aquaculture and their effect on the communities that surround them. For more information, visit http://www.salmonwars.com

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OUR MINISTER OF CONSERVATION IS A WORRY, IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE

Guest Post by Carol Sawyer OUR MINISTER OF CONSERVATION IS A WORRY, IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE – NO WONDER THE EEL LOOKS TERRIFIED A Minister of Conservation should know at least something about the creatures she is killing, (like … Continue reading

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CORANZ Publishes Election Charter 2020

Prior to each General Election, we produce a Charter of aspirations and ask parties to respond to a few questions our Members are interested in. These responses are subsequently analysed and published on our website giving our Members an understanding … Continue reading

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N.Z. FEDERATION 0F RIFLE, ROD & GUN SPORTSMEN News Release 1 August, 1969

From the Past The late John B Henderson was a strong supporter of the Council of Outdoor Recreation Associations. As national president of the New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Association in the late 1960s and early 1970s and also in the 1980s, … Continue reading

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The RMA is Bad, But Enforcement is Far, Far Worse

Opinion by Andi Cockroft Whilst many would agree that the RMA has grown and evolved over many iterations into the hopeless article it is now, what compounds the problem is the ramshackle enforcement by agencies tasked with enforcing it. Whether … Continue reading

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Our little piece of paradise was ruined forever

AN OPEN LETTER TO AMANDA GILLIES by Jeff Patchett Introduction: On yesterday’s ‘AM Show’, the usual garbage about people opposed to 1080 was spouted by Duncan Garner and Mark Richardson. (Go to ‘The AM Show Catch-Up’, 9 March 2020 – … Continue reading

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Mother Nature and Bush Justice in Action Perhaps

Or beware your hatred of possum …..or Karma can be very quick. Guest Post by Andi Cockroft Every now and again, events conspire to create lasting memories – this one stands out in my mind as particularly black humour and … Continue reading

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Possums are Not Predators of Birds

by Andi Cockroft, CORANZ chairman Relative to the Sporting Hunters Outdoor Trust’s contention that possums are not predators of birds, it’s worth noting the research which the trust’s spokesman Laurie Collins quoted. Earlier this year I conducted a series of … Continue reading

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