EPA: Inquiry into 1080 operation in Mapara
The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) Chief Executive
Dr Allan Freeth has announced an inquiry under the Hazardous
Substances and New Organisms (HSNO) Act 1996 into an aerial
1080 operation on 6 September 2018, at Mapara near Te Kuiti,
where eight cattle died.
The inquiry will focus on the
operation’s compliance with the HSNO Act and the
circumstances around the cattle’s death.
comment will be made once the inquiry has
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