14 Sep 2018

1080 hearing continues in Environment Court

From Nine To Noon, 9:09 am on 14 September 2018
Hunua Ranges

Hunua Ranges Photo: RNZ/ Olivia Allison

A conservation group opposing the drop of 1080 in the Hunua Ranges south-east of Auckland is back in court today.

The Friends of Sherwood Trust won a temporary injunction in the Environment Court halting the major pest control programme, arguing that the drop breaches the Resource Management Act which prohibits the dropping of substnces in beds of lakes and rivers.

Meanwhile parliament's speaker Trevor Mallard has laid a complaint with police after the dumping of five dead native birds on the steps of parliament yesterday during a protest.

Kathryn talks with Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage and former Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Jan Wright.