Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


PAM Aerial Spraying 'Health Concerns' Study

PAM Aerial Spraying 'Health Concerns' Study

Late this afternoon Thurs. 10 July a meeting was held with Simon Hales and the representatives of vertually all anti aerial spray groups. I was invited to this meeting on behalf of Sprayfree Coalition.

Unfortunately Rachel Wapenaar was unable to attend. This will serve also to inform all at 'No Way Spray'. Simon Hales is a Research Fellow and Epidemiologist from the Wellington School of Medicine, and has been asked by the Ministry of Health to quote 'recieve, collect and summerize reports from the public, community groups, territorial authorities, Aer Aqua and the Auckland Regional Public Health Service ( as well as other stakeholders, community groups, organisations and individuals) on their health concerns associated with the Foray 48B Aerial Spraying programme.' unquote.

The participants at the meeting, asked that the wording in the terms of reference be changed from 'health concerns' to 'health concerns, effects and symptoms'

Mr Hales will look to get this changed. Mr Hales asked the meeting, how best the information could be documented and summerized from our perspective. Suggestions included, meeting with schools', businesses and community groups.

Also, having input from individuals affected by the aerial spraying programme on a face to face basis. It does appear that very soon we will all get the chance to submit in writing, how this aerial spraying has affected our health and our daily lives for the past year or more.

When we at Sprayfree Coalition, know more regarding these written submissions, we will let you all know. It is extremely important that we all contribute to the gathering of information for Simon Hales, as it may led to further studies eg Community Impact Report etc being conducted.

This gathering of information is not going to be the silver bullet to stop the aerial spraying programme, but, I would like to think it is a step in the right direction.

Kindest Regards, Alan Samuels

Sprayfree Coalition

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>

ALSO:

More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>

ALSO:

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news