Politicians join fight against 1080 Poison

Opponents of 1080 appear to have adopted new tactics to end the use of the poison. The Westland and Taupo district councils have both taken political stances against the poison and last week Dunedin City Councillor Fliss Butcher signalled her wish for a community debate, saying the poison should not be used.

So far, opponents have not targeted authorities which grant or refuse consent on the poison's use such as regional councils, but the Taupo District Council has said it wants the Government to ban aerial application of 1080.