Archive for January, 2017

Toxic Weedkiller Sprayed All Around Dunedin Reservoir Jan 2017

January 25th, 2017

Toxic Herbicide A Danger To Health Well, toxic herbicide such as RoundUp, which contains the especially harmful glyphosate, is bad in any measure for the environment and for the health. But for a city reservoir to be poisoned all around the perimeter of the reservoir, to about three metres away from the water's edge, is outrageous. New Zealand is fast losing its clean green reputation. I went for a walk with a friend yesterday. Wednesday the 25th January, 2017, from Brockville down to Concord. This is a fantastic walk, with many beautiful trees on the ridge, and wonderful views down to the coast.  However: It ...

Bumble Bees Dying In Dunedin Because Of Toxic Spray

January 20th, 2017

Toxic Chemicals Poisoning Our Bees On Tuesday, when we were still experiencing good weather in Dunedin before the storm, I came across dozens of bumble bees who were disoriented and dying all over the road and footpath down at Kaikorai Valley.  The location was the Taieri-Nairn street intersection. These poor bees were severly incapacitated and could neither walk nor fly. It was obvious that they had been poisoned with either herbicide or pesticide. The Kaikorai Reserve, which has the Taieri Stream running through it, is in the vicinity of this bee massacre.  The Taieri Stream actually has been piped underground at this location. It ...
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