PM Jacinda Ardern may have many talents, but an understanding of business is clearly not one of them.
The aerial use of 1080 during 2017 covered 875,000 ha of land, says the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).
Your old mate realises he risks an outpouring of hatred and bile from the tin foil hat-wearing types who support the anti-1080 movement, but he reckons they have proven beyond a doubt that they are total nutjobs.
Dairy industry leaders have welcomed the successful prosecution of a businessman who threatened to spike infant formula with 1080.
The man who threatened to put 1080 into infant formula has been named as Jeremy Hamish Kerr, 60, of Auckland.
The 'businessman' who threatened the NZ dairy industry with 1080 contamination in baby formula if use of the pest-killing poison wasn't terminated apparently intended to gain economic advantage for a product of his own.
The man allegedly behind threats to contaminate infant formula with 1080 could end up before the High Court.
The anti-1080 lobby Farmers Against Ten Eighty (FATE) is claiming possums are scapegoats for TB outbreaks nationwide.
Some 1080 opponents were indecently quick to distance themselves from the eco-terrorism scandal in which an anonymous coward threatened to contaminate infant formula in protest against the poison.