Number of Kakariki tested for 1080.

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

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From: T. Benseman

Dear Department of Conservation,

please list how many Kakariki have been tested for toxins. Please list the results, time and date of discovery of death, and time and date of testing. Please list what kind of testing methods were used and which agencies carried out these tests. If the time between discovery of the carcase and testing is greater than 3 days please explain why and who made the decision to not test for 1080 in the bone, when it is common knowledge that 1080 dissipates in 3 days in tissue but is stored for hundreds of days in bone. We have actually discussed this with Landcare and they state DOC have never asked them to test for 1080 in bone.

In particular please provide the details of this debacle from the document DOC 5641292 Quote "after the poison drop on 6 October 2007. Dead chicks from the failed nest were found to have traces of 1080 in their tissues and the female was not seen after the nest failed, though the male was."

How many chicks died from 1080. Given that the male gathers food for the female which then feeds the chicks, how authentic is it that the male survived, please provide the evidence that this assumption was based on.

Please provide the pesticide application histories of the control blocks that DOC used in 1080 trials between 2010 and 2015.

Please list all the agencies that contribute to the VPRD.


T. Benseman

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Department of Conservation

Dear T 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 4/2/19, 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

Alan Moran
for Director-General

Alan Moran 
Government Services 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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