New Zealand border issues, skills and staff shortages and new rules around compulsory Christmas shut-downs dominated discussions during the EMA’s recently completed Spring Briefing round. One takehe fatality might be conceivable human error, four is on a par with National’s economic policy – epic stupidity. DOC contract in for various things including pest control, and there is no reason why that can’t be done competently. Four Critically Endangered Takahe Birds Shot In New Zealand Bird Cull Because Of Mistaken Identity Four critically endangered takahe birds were mistaken to be pukeko birds and killed during a recent bird cull in New Zealand. and it breeds like rabbits do, and eats Takahe eggs and young chicks. Do you think that Pūkeko were in balance with Takahē and ducks before humans destroyed so much ecosystem? a couple of points maui first i dont hunt for sport i hunt for food .second despite yr cited 50 yrs experience we still have absolutely zero correct me if im wrong reserch on how 1080 affects humans.perhaps 1080 just passes harmlessly through our bodies but through secondary poisoning kills dogs and other animals stone dead . The ... Why was "the least successful piece of legislation in New Zealand history" killed off? But just seeing DoC as the enemy is not a sensible approach. Jenny stated that pukeko is not an endangered indigenous species. 3 lectures: The Falling Rate of Profit – Transforming Industry to Empire, Ken Can’t Count: No, the New Zealand Election Wasn’t Rigged. Or raid the nests of the pukeko and stand on the eggs before they hatch then you don’t have to take guns near critically endangered birds period. I'm watching the swearing in of MPs today on Parliament TV, and pleased to hear the linguistic diversity in our Parliament. It’s the pukeko’s bigger, cooler, rarer cousin. You know where you fire a cartridge and pellets get sprayed over a wide area. Try being objective. “I don’t know the area concerned, but I’m guessing that Pukeko are outcompeting the Takahe for food and nesting sites. So how many native birds do DoC kill with 1080? DOC have been seriously underfunded for a long time and relying on volunteers for just as long. I feel I have learned a lot about the pukeko. As expected, the Crown accounts for the year to June 2020 show the operating balance before gains and losses, or OBEGAL, was in deficit. I feed about 6 Pukeko each morning, along with my 7 chickens and 2 ducks. Squeezed or not DOC should not have allowed this to happen. Pūkeko were still relatively well adapted to avoid these introduced mammals and, as such, have somewhat thrived in New Zealand. There are plenty of responsible hunters out there who don’t shoot other people because they know what they are doing and they pay attention to the rules. “Birds are categorised as endemic, native or introduced.”, http://sciencelearn.org.nz/Science-Stories/Conserving-Native-Birds/Endemic-native-or-introduced. re-post from Yale Climate Connections by Bruce Lieberman, The COVID-19 pandemic in Aotearoa/NZ: A brief photo-essay with 10 photos, ‘Courageous’ investment means innovation stays in NZ, not sold off overseas, Aches on a plane – new findings on in-flight Covid transmission, writing to the Reserve Bank to tell them to start looking at controlling house prices, Why the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine is now a global game changer. This comes as a Government campaign to raise the profile of vocational education and training (VET) begins. Yesterday we learned that an NZDF soldier with links to Nazi groups has been. Even if they are mostly experienced and trying to identify their targets and follow all rules, they still have an underbelly that can shoot each other when out on a weekend sporting trip or the unforgettable situation of a walker being killed while cleaning teeth outside a trampers hut. This is a critical time for New Zealand as we respond to the damage wreaked by the global COVID-19 pandemic. Successful prosecution of Talley’s deep-water fishing division shows need for more marine protecte... Today’s ruling that Talley’s deep-water fishing division, Amaltal, is guilty of bottom trawling in the Hikurangi Marine Reserve, Next steps for Christchurch Hospital campus redevelopment, Five Power Defence Arrangements Defence Ministers’ Joint Statement, Jobs for Nature funding protects health of Hawke’s Bay waterways, New Year border exception for seasonal workers in the horticulture and wine industries, Government increases support for New Zealanders to work in seasonal jobs.