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Poisoning Paradise: Ecocide New Zealand, Movie

Poisoning Paradise: Ecocide New Zealand 2009

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A documentary profiling the ongoing 1080 aerial poisoning campaigns that take place in New Zealand. More

While New Zealand's clean, green, 100% brand is being promoted internationally, many New Zealanders remain oblivious to the practice that contradicts the image we proudly promote. Poisoning Paradise: Ecocide New Zealand takes you into the drop-zone of aerial 1080 operations, beneath the canopy, where the birds and animals die. Supported by scientific evidence and indisputable footage, this documentary exposes the truth about a culture that the filmmakers (first timers, the Graf brothers) believe will eventually see New Zealand's image tarnished and become an international embarrassment. Hide

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    • 1080 is killing

      1080 is killing new zealand faster than any natual diaster we are only 90%clean green and 10% 1080 help us please they are killing us .HELP

    • Robert

      100% misguiding propaganda by a couple of convicted armed robbers with a vested interest (hunting). Beware, this film is full of lies

    • Clyde Graf

      Robert, I was convicted of bank robbery in 1996. My brother, who helped make this film, has no conviction of any sort. The film is fact!

    • Clyde Graf

      Correction - my conviction was in 1986.

    • Jack

      I've seen this movie, and unfortunately, it's accurate.

    • Will

      The only reason i'm going to watch it is to see a biased view on 1080

    • Clyde

      Here's the festival version of Poisoning Paradise - copy and paste this link to your browser http://youtu.be/_LsC27K-Lck

    • Merv Smith

      What a great film, if only all the polititions could be made to watch it I'm sure we would be more than half way to stopping 1080 drops.


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Loveofland Nobody (?)

corruption and backhanders thats what 1080 is, and the killing of our livelihood of being KIWIS living the outdoors, hunting, and living of the land""


  • Dave Ratcliffe

    1080 must be stopped, the pioneers that first used 1080 are against its use.

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"Humanity" is miss-named?

AlanD Nobody (?)

"Humanity" is hereby miss-named when we have such terrors being perpetrated upon Nature by our use of toxins such as 1080?

The 'truth' and/or argument about its ecological/environmental effectiveness is completely mute when the crime against animal life (alone) is so horrific.


  • Wendy Hammond

    I am horrified that New Zealand buys 90% of the poison produced and that we are killing everything..Department of Culling.

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Tommy Nobody (?)

Well done the GRAF Bros for producing a very informative documentary about 1080. TVNZ, PRIME, C4 and all your other mainstream channels stop servicing the Bankers and Corporate fat boys and support the people by getting superb documentary like this on mainstream media. You own Kiwis the right to know the facts and truth that elected GOV employees are seeking to look after their own pockets not the people!!! Something is very wrong when you allow this to happen!

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