In response to a proposal by TBfree and the Department of Conservation to drop 1080 in and around the wider Ruapehu rohe over the next decade...Ngāti Rangi and Uenuku have been holding a series of wānanga to share and collect information with uri before deciding a response.
1080 Iwi consultation Wānanga schedule:
Sunday 8 May - Maungārongo Marae, 36 Burns Street, Ohakune
9am Pōwhiri, 10am Marae discussions, 12.30 Lunch and karakia.
Thursday 5 May - WPI Training Room, SH 49, Ohakune
Sunday 10 April @ Mangamingi Marae
9am Pōwhiri, 10am site visit, 11am Marae discussions and information sharing, 1pm Lunch and karakia.
Sunday 13 March @ Mākaranui Marae
9am Pōwhiri, 10am site visit to Ohakune Lakes, 11am Marae discussions and information sharing, 1pm Lunch and Karakia.
Whether for or against, we extend this invite to all our uri to get involved, share your views and learn more about 1080 and it's use in pest management.
To help answer some of the questions that have been coming up at the first couple of wānanga have put a number of concerns and questions to TBfree. As part of this we've added a Forum section to this 1080 Consultation section our website. Whether you are looking for a quick answer, wanting to ask one yourself or get involved and discuss any of the topics this is the place to start.
We understand there is a wide breath of opinion and feeling on the aerial dropping of 1080 and whether kanohi ki te kanohi or online we would like to take this opportunity to encourage all our whānau to remain respectful each others opinions.
As with any iwi discussion, posts that are seen to be personally attacking another individual, bullying others or containing inappropriate language will be deleted. While we actively encourage all our whānau to learn, discuss and debate any topic, whether at a hui or online, this type of behaviour will NOT be tolerated.
Ospri's TBfree programme has proposed an Aerial TB Control Operation using 1080 for Horopito/National Park and surrounding areas over 2016. It is proposed that this operation will take up to ten years to complete.
From TBfree: "The programme aims to manage and eventually eradicate bovine tuberculosis (TB) from New Zealand’s farmed cattle and deer and wild animal populations. Controlling the disease prevents livestock production losses and protects the world leading reputation of New Zealand’s dairy, beef and deer products. To achieve this objective, OSPRI uses possum control, along with regular herd testing and movement restrictions. Information gathered from wild animal surveys, recent and historic findings of TB in wild animals, herd testing results and the pest control history of the region is used when planning operations."
To view TBfree's information sheet please click HERE
In reaction to concerns voiced by Iwi over the years, the Department of Conservation have produced the video 'Iwi and 1080'. To view the short film, please click HERE