Pesticide Lobby = Profit Before People.

Carol Sawyer an absolute 1080 detective posted this today – read it and then read our follow up story from our last issue if DEADLINE MAGAZINE due in our spring issue.
EXTRAORDINARY OIA RESPONSE RECEIVED FROM CHRISTCHURCH CITY COUNCIL – RE ISSUES RAISED BY THE ( 1080?) POISONING OF THE BROMLEY/PCR LTD WORKER

Like, to get this answer !! :

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Alan Gurden – “What contingency plans were in place for evacuation of local workers and residents in the event of fire, spillage or natural disaster at PCR’s storage location in Bromley before 28th of May 2019.”

Christchurch City Council – “Not applicable”

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Read the whole document here:

Date: 8/07/19 12:15 (GMT+12:00)
To: ‘Alan Gurden’
Subject: LGOIMA Response – Pest Control Research storage facility

Dear Alan,

I refer to your official information request we received on 17 June 2019 requesting the following:

Council Response

1)
Did the Bromley storage depot in Wickham St, run by Pest Control Research Ltd have a separate resource consent to Pest Control Research factory in Rolleston or are both locations under the same RC?

Answer : The facility in Rolleston is in the Selwyn District Council and any relevant consent would be issued by that council. The Bromley site is located in an Industrial/ Industrial Heavy zone and therefore no resource consent is required for this activity.

2)
If separate consents…What were their consent conditions regarding contaminants to air water or land?
Answer: Not applicable.

3)
What specific hazardous substances and in what amounts are or were they allowed to store or use at Pest Control Research’s storage facility in Bromley at any time?

Answer: Use/storage of hazardous substances is permitted in this zone, within District Plan rules.

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4)
What amounts of these individual toxins used by PCR Ltd are allowed to be stored at this or any other location at any one time Under council by law for built up areas?

Answer: See above

5)
Are there any other such storage facilities for 1080 or similar toxic chemicals or products that contain these chemicals in your councils jurisdiction?

Answer: Council is unaware of any other such facilities.

6)
If so do they have a current resource consent?

Answer: Not applicable

7)
Who signed off on any resource consent given for use or storage of any VTA’s or pesticide products at the Bromley PCR warehouse /shed?

Answer: Not applicable

8)
Was a complete risk assessment with regards to public safety undertaken before granting any consents for PCR Ltds location(s)

Answer: Not applicable

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9)
If so what was the methodology used, and what were any risks that were recognised that required mitigation?

Answer: Not applicable

10)
Who undertook this/these risk assessments,and were they suitably qualified?

Answer: Not applicable

11)
What contingency plans were in place for evacuation of local workers and residents in the event of fire, spillage or natural disaster at PCR’s storage location in Bromley before 28th of May 2019.

Answer : Not applicable

12)
When was your council first notified of the recent poisoning of a PCR employee at this site?

Answer: 6th June 2019

13)
What steps were taken by council to ensure public safety after being made aware of this incident?

Answer: WorkSafe is the lead agency and is investigating this incident. The site was closed and locked down and non operational from the time of the incident.

14)
Does the ChCh City Council still consider it safe to store a deadly chemical agent in a city full of people and who is responsible for that decision?

Answer: Not applicable.

15)
What is Council going to do to ensure the safety of workers and residents? That is, will the consent, if any, be removed from PCR Ltd to store /mix deadly chemicals that have no antidote , in a built up area? T

Answer: There is currently no risk from the site and WorkSafe is investigating.

16)
If not ,Why not?

Answer: Not applicable

17)
Can I please have a copy of any emails or other communications between the CCC and Pest Control Research Ltd received or sent after 25th may 2019 to now.

Answer: There are no emails between CCC and Pest Control Research Ltd during this period.

You have the right to ask the Ombudsman to investigate and review our decision. Complaints can be sent by email to info@ombudsman.parliament.nz, by fax to (04) 471 2254, or by post to The Ombudsman, PO Box 10152, Wellington 6143.

Kind regards,

Sean Rainey
Senior Information Adviser and Privacy Officer
Office of the Chief Executive
Christchurch City Council
53 Hereford Street, Christchurch 8011
PO Box 73016, Christchurch 8154

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See June 12 story from Stiff Ltd here:

https://www.stuff.co.nz/…/worker-poisoned-at-pest-control-w…

Thank you Alan Gurden for your good work ! Carol Sawyers
Yes Alan Thank You,

THE BEST MONEY SCIENCE CAN BUY:  

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Follow up to our story on how the West Coast Regional Council promotes wild food “100% Clean Green NZ” while investing in 1080 pesticide which poisons and pollutes our forests. 

1. A worker is in hospital after being poisoned.Omitted from media report how the man was processing 1080 for the factory in Rolleston which the West Coast Regional council has shares in. ( See Above).

2. Julie Christie Media Works PR ( New Zealand story 27 million flag debacle) ‘reality queen’ guru takes up her new role as head marketer for West Coast Tourism.

It comes as Tourism NZ stated it was dumping the Clean Green 100% NZ branding and using ‘Pure NZ 100%’ brand instead.

Christie who was tied with Mark Weldon role in the axing of Campbell live following pressure from corporate sponsors, has a reputation for both brilliance and ruthlessness*.

The move to dump clean Green is believed to be in response to awakening tourist consciousness over 1080, the Fox Glacier rubbish dump disaster and the embarrassing conflict of interest the council had in promoting a clean green experience while busily poisoning the shit out of every thing as Local Government NZ turns out to be a defacto lobbying force not just for 1080 but pesticide of every variety. And its BIG BUSINESS.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/113571795/tourism-new-zealand-right-to-change-tack-with-new-global-campaign
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1812/S00260/julie-christie-appointed-to-the-board-of-tourism-west-coast.htm
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/dec/04/new-zealand-britain-countryside-michael-gove-brexit
* https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/74258430/ Media Works staff urged to boycott CEO Mark Weldon’s Central Otago wine “Do not support Mark Weldon because he doesn’t support journalism.”

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2018/04/i-feel-cheated-us-backpacker-says-nz-s-clean-green-image-is-a-myth.html
An example typical of big business driving corporate media shocking standards on 1080 reporting is as follows

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/113232376/media-council-finds-against-stuff-opinion-article-for-anti1080-comments

https://postmanproductions.wordpress.com/2019/01/20/1080-nz-media-council-complaint-process-a-bad-joke/

And yet another example of the total smear tactics is having the press quote Conservation member Eugene Sage that 1080 protesters tried to ran Doc staff over.

“Among 23 cases referred to police, three people had been convicted over striking a DOC staff member with a quad bike, threatening to release 1080 into public places and sending threatening letters containing substances”.

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12236658
Vs the reality and even here they tried to down play an event which later led to a conviction for dangerous driving. Not with standing again raising in an incorrect context the conviction of Pesticide manufacture Richard Kerr (Photo below)

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/106016062/video-shows-1080-protester-being-hit-by-farm-vehicle

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/113232376/media-council-finds-against-stuff-opinion-article-for-anti1080-comments

https://postmanproductions.wordpress.com/2019/01/20/1080-nz-media-council-complaint-process-a-bad-joke/

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Another example of the total smear tactics is having the press quote Conservation member Eugene Sage that 1080 protesters tried to ran Doc staff over.

“Among 23 cases referred to police, three people had been convicted over striking a DOC staff member with a quad bike, threatening to release 1080 into public places and sending threatening letters containing substances”.

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12236658
Vs the reality and even here they tried to down play an event which later led to a donviction for dangerous driving. Not with standing again raising in an incorrect context the conviction of Pesticide manufacture Richard Kerr

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/106016062/video-shows-1080-protester-being-hit-by-farm-vehicle

And here a third example of the kind of slime we just now come to expect from New Zealand reporters embedded in big business pockets.

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3. The story is not unique. Mark Christie of Dupont NZ (Monsanto) complained in 2016 the “politicking of science has led to science being marginalised”. Christie, believed to also have interest in Central Otago wine industry, referred to the banning of phosphate after a successful court action proved glyphosate did cause cancer and the science Dupont used was flawed. Regardless in Hawaii a 15 billion tourism industry continues to suffers due to the clout held by a 200 million pesticide industry who continue to insist that its products pose no danger and are backed by science – yeah the best science money can buy. 

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1608/S00085/agcarm-president-to-the-69th-agcarm-annual-conference.htm


One comment

  1. This Crooked Govt. uses the media to spread misinformation to the NZ Public, 1080 should have been Banned years ago

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