Northland Toxin Awareness Group (NTAG) LTP Submission 2021-2031 Submitted by Nora Shayeb coordinator of NTAG on the 31st of March 2021

Nora Shayeb made this Official Information request to Whangarei District Council

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From: Nora Shayeb

Tena koe WDC,

On the 31st of March 2021 I lodged the submission of the Northland Toxin Awareness Group (NTAG) to the 2021-2031 LTP, which was signed by 75 supporters.
I request information on whether our submission, asking for a moratorium on all aerial and roadside spraying with toxic chemical pesticides, and/or the subject of integrated roadside weed management and the minimization of the use of toxic pesticides in public places, has been on the agenda of any council meetings up to this date.
If so, I request the minutes of these meetings.

Nga mihi,
Nora Shayeb
Coordinator of the NTAG

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From: Emily Thompson
Whangarei District Council

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Tena koe Ms Shayeb,


I refer to your request of 8 July 2022 asking whether roadside pesticide
spraying, roadside weed management, or minimisation of the use of toxic
chemicals in public places, has been on any Council meeting agenda.  Your
request was referred to our Democracy and Assurance department and the
Northern Transport Alliance for consideration.


Your submission can be found in the following agenda: [1]Whangarei
District Council 13 April 2021 Public Submissions and this topic was
further discussed in the deliberations report at page 26 relating to
pesticide use under Key issue 2 – Park maintenance, upgrades and pest
management: [2]Whangarei District Council 12 May 2021 Deliberations   


This topic has not been discussed in any further meetings.


I hope this information is of some assistance in responding to your
request.   If you believe we have not responded appropriately to your
request, you have the right by way of complaint, under section 27(3) of
the Act, to apply to the Ombudsman to seek an investigation and review of
the decision.


Kind regards


Emily Thompson she/ her ([3]why share pronouns?)

Manager – Democracy and Assurance

Whangarei District Council | Forum North | Private Bag 9023, Whangarei
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P 09 430 4200 | E [email address]




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From: Nora Shayeb

Dear Emily Thompson,

many thanks for your reply. In the documents you have sent I could not find a mention that related directly to our submission, which was signed by 75 supporters.

This is truly disappointing and does not serve to assure us of a democratic government.

Yours sincerely,

Nora Shayeb

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