33 days ago

Kea deaths during Otago 1080 operation 'pretty predictable' - DOC staffer

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Wānaka News

The deaths of six kea following a 1080 drop in Otago were the result of a "perfect storm", internal documents reveal.

The Department of Conservation (DOC) dropped 1080 in the Matukituki Valley in Mt Aspiring National Park as part of a predator control operation on February 11. Within days there were indications of kea deaths.

Emails and text messages released to Stuff, under the Official Information Act reveal one DOC staff member believed the birds' scrounging and the two pre-feeds that preceded the drop had created a "perfect storm".

Read the full story here.

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1 day ago

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1 day ago

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2 days ago

Next issue of Get Growing ezine - coming next week!

Reporter NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Hi neighbours, the next issue of Get Growing will now be released early next week, so keep your eyes peeled! In the meantime you can read all previous editions here, so dig in and enjoy!

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