Details of ALL Kiwi DOC have tortured to death with toxins

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

Response to this request is long overdue. By law Department of Conservation should have responded by now (details and exceptions). The requester can complain to the Ombudsman.

From: T. Benseman

Dear Department of Conservation,

Regarding the Native Kiwi that the NZ Department of CONservation staff have poisoned to death on
11th May 2005
16 March 2005
24th July 2008
5th August 1996
17th March 1998
28th May 1998
19th August 1998
3rd June 1999
25th June 1999
29th June 1999
24th August 2000
23 Nov 2001:

Explain the legal loopholes you use to not only allow staff and contractors to do this planned and repeated torturing to death of Aotearoa’s National Bird but also to be paid by New Zealand Tax Payers to do these disgusting crimes.

Explain how many days or weeks from ingestion it takes for these birds to bleed to death from every orifice.

Provide the photos and field notes of these torturing activities and the results thereof.

Provide the procedures of disposal and costs of disposal of these Native birds.

Provide the type and cost of any counselling that DOC staff or contractors were given following these planned and repeated crimes.

Provide a list of the prosecutions (if any) DOC has handed out to the people who oversaw or took part in these repeated and planned killings.

Provide the comprehensive list of all Native Kiwi that your organisation has killed with toxins, vehicles and ALL other means.


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 in accordance with the requirements of the Official Information Act 1982.

Yours sincerely

Gabrielle Muir
for Director-General

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Department of Conservation

Attachment 19 E 0062 Benseman OIA.pdf
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Attachment 19 E 0062 Benseman attachment Deaths of radio tracked kiwi.pdf
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Please find attached the reply to your OIA dated 3 February 2019.





Leigh Romanos

PA to Hilary Aikman

Director National Operations – Kaiâwhina

Department of Conservation – Te Papa Atawhai







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From: T. Benseman

Dear replies,

There are some copies of OIA's ex DOC on this facebook page which show the dates your employer tortured these Native Kiwi to death.

T. Benseman

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