John Ham Oh yeah poison the rest of the bush you eco vandals, Turangi’s water supply just happens to be at the base of Pihanga located at the head of the Tokaanu stream. Wtf is wrong with these people, don’t the realise they are gambling with the lives of the population? Stop this madness now.
If you were to venture into any particular piece of bush after it has been poisoned, you will realise, or rather hear, complete silence as everything is dead.
Sadly we’re all stymied by political muscle, conflict of of interest and greed.
Other locals express similar sentiments. They are annoyed there is nothing they can do to stop it. They want a referendum. TRM have not found a single resident who supports it. All this bush close to Turangi could be physically covered by trappers. Many of the tracks are already there. It is all very sad. It is madness.
TRM try desperately not to dabble in political stuff but… The NZ Herald on Wednesday May 9 published some astonishing analysis in the “Opinion” column by John Tamahere. He summarised it with the comment “There is enough money…to fix most of our ills, but regrettably it has been wired the wrong way, through the wrong people.” He could have been referring to this 1080 dilemma. The head office bureaucrats don’t care any longer, even when their solution is wrong. Locals feel so powerless. If they listened to the people this aerial spraying in a water catchment would never happen. It is just so wrong.