$19.5 million to find 1080 alternatives to pest control
A nineteen point five million dollar funding package has been announced to find alternatives to the use of 1080 poison. The money comes from the Provincial Growth Fund and will be used by the Crown-owned company Predator Free 2050. The company will seek expressions of interest from local authorities and community groups in Northland, Bay of Plenty, East Cape, Hawke's Bay, Manawatu-Whanganui and the West Coast. Shane Jones is the Minister for Regional Economic Development.