What applications does DoC need to make for 1080 drops on Coromandel forests in 2017

Wendy Pond made this Official Information request to Department of Conservation

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From: Wendy Pond

Dear Department of Conservation,
Please state what applications for consent or permission DoC needs to make for aerial 1080 operations over forests on the Coromandel peninsula in 2017? Please list the applications by forest.

Please provide the date on which each application has been or will be made.

Yours faithfully,

Wendy Pond

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Department of Conservation

Dear Wendy
On behalf of the Director-General of the Department of Conservation, I confirm receipt of your request for official information. Your request has been forwarded to the relevant business group for processing. You will receive a reply in accordance with the requirements of the Official Information Act 1982.
Yours sincerely
Alan Moran
for Director-General

Alan Moran 
Ministerial Support Advisor (Government Services)
Policy and Visitors Group
Department of Conservation–Te Papa Atawhai
Phone:  0275665778
Conservation House (Level 2) 19-32 Manners Street [ PO Box 10420, Wellington 6143 ]
Conservation for prosperity Tiakina te taiao, kia puawai 

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From: Penny Loomb
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Good afternoon Wendy


Please find attached a response to your two Official Information Act
requests of 7 July and 19 July 2017.


Kind regards


Penny Loomb | Personal Assistant to David Speirs, Director – Operations

Department of Conservation | Te Papa Atawhai | Kirikiriroa / Hamilton
Private Bag 3072 | Hamilton 3240 | Level 4 | 73 Rostrevor Street |
DDI: 07 8581007 | M: 027 5366894 | Email: [1][email address]





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Wendy Pond left an annotation ()

On 19 July 2017 I asked for copies of DoC's applications and permissions for use of 1080 for aerial poisoning of Coromandel forests ,to be sent to me as they came to hand.

DoC had all these documents by mid August 2017 when it lodged its applications and by mid-September 2017 when it received permissions. The aerial poisoning was undertaken in October 2017. However DoC did not send me the complete documents until 23 November 2017.

As this is a pattern of DoC responses, I have reached the conclusion that information which should be in the public domain is being purposefully with-held by DoC to avoid critical analysis and commentary by the public of its use of aerial poisoning on a narrow peninsula where forests are traversed by the public. Local government resolutions oppose aerial poisoning, and support trapping and hunting as methods appropriate to our environment.

This means aerial poisoning is being carried out on Coromandel Public Conservation Lands 1. without provision to the public of evidence that wholesale poisoning of the peninsula's forest eco-systems is necessary, and 2. without the public being given documentation to make an informed analysis, and 3. without the public being given timely opportunity for alternative methods to be considered.

Wendy Pond, Secretary
Manu Waiata Restoration & Protection Society

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