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    vale019
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    Ah yes, those were the days, my friend!!!
    Did you all read about the plastic filaments that have been found in Antartica? A lot worse than expected. A real concern.
    Even bottom dwelling sea creatures are ingesting it & as it goes through the chain so are we.
    My doctor has just told me to eat more fish???????

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    Yes, I did read about the plastic filaments being found in the fish we are eating.  😡

    It must be noted too that NZ is one of the very few countries still using 1080. More frightening that it is being sprayed to control possums but it destroys every living creature in our forests and affects other game people are taking for consumption in their own homes. It concerns me that this stuff is spread from the air and any gust of wind is going to carry it over areas where people are living. What is the longterm effect on humans? Many of the ills people are fronting up to hospitals with could well be the result of inadvertently injesting 1080 plus the stuff farmers put on their vegetable crops (glycophosphate?)

    Sounds like someone is trying to kill off most of the human race!  😡   😡   😡

    Supergold-Wainuiomata (Wellington)

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    According to the NZ Herald published 11/02/2018.

    “Auckland’s mayor says it will take at least a decade to tackle the issues causing dozens of health warnings and no swim notices around the city’s beaches.”

    And interesting enough, there is not a cow in sight. Maybe those who want our waters to be swimmable need to focus on the pollution made by our cities.

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    SG – I agree -the 1080 problem is of real concern and it is more than possible that the fall out from this poison is causing many health problems.

    Halcyon – of course cities full of people create pollution but dairy farmers also have a lot to answer for. – It’s an unfortunate fact of life that where there are people there will be pollution whether it is in a city or on a farm. The pollution is caused by the use of poor waste disposal and recycling methods.  The introduction of plastic, in particular, into our everyday living is causing untold & quite possibly irreversible damage to our planet – to its waterways and plantlife which in turn affects every creature in the food chain, including humans.

    We all have to work together on this be it as a city slicker or a farmer.

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    Very true vale019. Prior to the last election much was made about the effects dairying had on our water quality and the effects our cities were having was not acknowledged.  Over the last few years farming has made steps to improve their practice.

    Now our cities need to follow the farming community lead. Yes, it is going to cost city rate payers to improve their waterways. But then it has cost the farming community to improve theirs.

    #1667701
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    True enough, Halcyon. We all have to pay now plus it will be hard work.  Individuals have to make an effort as well as Councils and Government.

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