Greenwash NZ – Alarming “bee colony collapse” in the ‘Greenest’ country on earth. Updated Sept 2015

Sept 2015 update, sent in by a reader: http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/09/08/burts-bees-neonics-and-poisoning-our-food All fruit and vegetable samples (except nectarine and tomato) and 90% of honey samples were detected positive for at least one neonicotinoid; 72% of fruits, 45% of vegetables and 50% of honey samples contained at least two different neonicotinoids in one sample, with imidacloprid having the…

Councils Using Banned Endosulfan on Playing Fields

The Green Party has named and shamed 18 councils in New Zealand that spray Endosulfan (an organochlorine pesticide) on playing fields. The list includes 6 City Councils Dunedin Hamilton Manukau Napier Nelson Wellington District Councils Hauraki Manawatu Masterton Matamata Piako New Plymouth Palmerston North Rodney Rotorua Stratford Western Bay of Plenty Westland Whangarei. The Greens…

Councils Using Banned Endosulfan on Playing Fields

The Green Party has named and shamed 18 councils in New Zealand that spray Endosulfan on playing fields. The list includes 6 City Councils Dunedin Hamilton Manukau Napier Nelson Wellington 12 District Councils Hauraki Manawatu Masterton Matamata Piako New Plymouth Palmerston North Rodney Rotorua Stratford Western Bay of Plenty Westland Whangarei. The Greens health spokeswoman,…