Were Tangata Whenua Flown into a 1080'd area and shown silent Ngahere?

T. Benseman made this Official Information request to Department of Conservation

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From: T. Benseman

Dear Department of Conservation,
can you please provide a map of the area in the Waingakia and any other areas of the Raukumara that have been poisoned with 1080, (doc employee Graeme Atkins has stated publicly this was in the 1990s and covered 9000hecs.) Before sending the map please mark the campsite where the Tangata Whenua were recently flown into the Waingakia to show them the devastation you think was caused by possums and rats which you have not monitored. Please also outline on the same map the range of the wild cattle which were farmed in the Raukumara Conservation area for many decades and the names of the people or organisations who were farming these animals in the Ngahere.

Thank You,

T. Benseman

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Department of Conservation

Dear Tim

On behalf of the Director-General of the Department of Conservation, I confirm receipt of your request below.

Your request has been forwarded to the relevant business group for processing. You will receive a reply by 22 January 2019, in accordance with the requirements of the Official Information Act 1982.

Please note that the Ombudsman has set an OIA holiday from 25 December to 15 January. The 20 working days allowed for your response will be on hold over this period, and will continue again from 16 January.

Yours sincerely

Emma Wolff
for Director-General

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From: T. Benseman

Dear Government Services,

by law, the authority should normally have responded promptly and by January 22, 2019.

T. Benseman

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