Manu Waiata Restoration & Protection Society
Registered office: 2225 Wyuna Bay Road
10 August 2017
Hon Christopher Finlayson QC
cc Hon Te Ururoa Flavell, Hon Ron Mark, Mr Chai Chuah, Ms Michelle Hippolite
Dear Attorney General ,
Please may I have your urgent attention. Department of Conservation plans to spread VTA 1080 over Coromandel's public conservation lands in September and October 2017.
The operation as planned does not comply with provisions of the Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975, the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (HSNO) Act 1996, the Health Act 1956, the Health (Drinking water) Amendment Act 2007, and the Communications Guideline for aerial operations (ERMA 2009). The September--October operation will be unlawful.