The Department of Conservation is planning to aerial 1080
poison the Waikaia forest again this August. This is the
second massive non specific aerial poison of this popular
recreational area in less than two years and is a waste of
An ombudsman's opinion criticising the Department of
Conservation's approval of a concession application ''raises
some interesting questions'', Doc deputy director-general,
policy, Doris Johnston says.
The Department of Conservation says trampers using the
Cascade Saddle route in the Mount Aspiring National Park can
be assured upgraded warning signs will be positioned at the
most treacherous section of the crossing.