Senior Animal Health Board officials from Wellington and Greymouth will be attending a public meeting from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Karamea Bowling Club to discuss the issue of the use of sodium monofluoroacetate (1080 poison) in their Coast-wide possum and bovine tuberculosis control programme.
The meeting was set-up by community action group KAKA (Karameans Advocating Kahurangi Action) to discuss viable alternatives to the1080 poison drop scheduled for June in the Karamea, Granity and other West Coast regions.
KAKA invites all Coasters, dairy farmers, tourism operators, environmentalists, concerned residents and visitors to the Coast to come to Karamea to hear what the AHB have to say on the issue and to question the AHB on the subject, which is contentious, emotive and extremely important to the health of our community and region.
Prevent the scheduled May/June 2008 air-drop of 1080 in the Karamea area.
Medium Term Objectives
To make a positive contribution towards a possible future Coast-wide (and potentially national) ban on the use of 1080.