Progress on election promises regarding nz rivers

T. Benseman made this Official Information request to Jacinda Ardern

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From: T. Benseman

Dear Jacinda Ardern,

Regarding this speech and in particular "We will clean up our rivers." from :

"Jacinda's speech to Campaign Launch - New Zealand Labour ... › jacindas_speech_to_campaign_launch
Posted by Jacinda Ardern on August 20, 2017 ... You keep the faith. ... You have always been focused on doing whatever it takes to put Labour in the best position to help .... We are young and facing so much change so let's educate our workers of today, and upskill our workers of tomorrow. .... We will clean up our rivers."

1.Can you please advise What reductions you have achieved in importation or manufacture of petrochemical urea as the major pollutant to our rivers?

2.And also can you advise what reductions you have achieved in the second most prolific polluter of our rivers == sodium monofluoroacetate? As usage in NZ of this substance causes rivers to be polluted with thousands of tonnes of poisonous, rotting dead bodies of birds, rodents, pigs, deer, cows, sheep, dogs, possums etc, many of which take over 100 hours to die according to the MPI online document How humane are our pest control tools.

And Thank you Jacinda for your time,

Tim Benseman

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I am writing on behalf of the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, to acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act request.

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Dear Tim


Please find attached a response to your Official Information Act request.


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Dear Mr Benseman,


Please find attached our response to part of your request of 27 November
2019 to the Prime Minister, Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, which was transferred
to the Department of Conservation on 11 December 2019.


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