Provide the names of individuals who have consented to poison water supplies in the Raukumara

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

The request was refused by Department of Conservation.

From: T. Benseman

Dear Department of Conservation,
re the Raukumara and surrounding areas - please name the individuals, hapu, iwi, companies and or trusts that have given consent to poison the water supplies and land of said areas. Name the individuals, hapu, iwi, companies and or trusts that have not yet given consent for poisoning. Also please indicate whether or not the parties being consulted above have been shown both the 1080 manufacturers (USA and NZ based) MSDS for the toxin which specifically states not to contaminate any water supply and in the case of the USA manufacturers where it states animals killed by the toxins are to be buried at least one half mile from any human habitation and water supply and preferably on land owned by the poisoner. If no person or entity has yet consented, please indicate when they will be asked to do so and whether or not both the MSDS will be discussed in their entirety prior to requesting consent to poison water supplies and land.

Thank You,

T. Benseman

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From: Government Services
Department of Conservation

Dear Mr Benseman

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 23 January, 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: Sharon Alexander
Department of Conservation

Attachment 18 E 1027 Departmental OIA Benseman DOC 5673767.pdf
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Dear Mr Benseman


On behalf of the Director of the Lower North Island, Reg Kemper, please
find attached the department’s response to your Official Information
Request dated 4 December 2018.


Yours sincerely,



Sharon Alexander
PA for Reg Kemper, Director Operations, Lower North Island

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