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Is Indiscriminate 1080 Poison Use Causing a Rat Plague in NZ?

Off the Top of my Head By Paul Murray   The New Zealand Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright was invited to address the Nelson Science Society on August 19, 2014 at the Old St James Church on the subject of … Continue reading

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There’s More to the West Coast than Dairy

The Press August 21, 2008
 Off the Top of my Head By Paul Murray   The use of sodium monofluoroacetate (1080) by the Animal Health Board (AHB) on the West Coast is indeed a contentious and emotive issue and one … Continue reading

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Off the Top of my Head: Musings on Morality

By Paul Murray New Zealand today is a rather pious place, but it was more so in the recent past. Apparently, up to around 1950 it was illegal for farmers to permit their animals to copulate in the public, so … Continue reading

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