43% Of NZ Bathing Waters Now Unsafe

Way back in 2008 this blog highlighted the appalling state of some of New Zealand’s most popular bathing waters in “A Third of All Popular Swimming Places Unsafe.”- “In stark contrast to New Zealand’s ’100% Pure’ image a survey of local authority records by Consumer NZ has revealed that 29% of the most popular beaches…

“NZ: 100% Pure Rip-Off”

Oh dear, bet the guys who coined the “100% Pure NZ” are cringing right now. It will be interesting to see how well the brand’s image survives this latest onslaught on the slogan that lends itself so easily to abuse. It is currently being used to highlight how expensive New Zealand has become. It all…

1080 Use In NZ May Be Stopped By The USA Congress

There was promising news for the environment in New Zealand today. The Press is running a story saying that the US Congress is to be presented with a bill that will ban the production and export of the poison 1080 (sodium monofluoroacetate) of which New Zealand is the world’s single largest user, taking almost all…