Napier sports grounds getting toxic treatment

The Green Party says children are being needlessly put at risk by 18 councils around New Zealand that are spraying playing fields with a highly toxic insecticide, banned in more than 50 countries, when a safer alternative is readily available.

A Green Party survey of New Zealand’s 85 regional, district and city councils – published today along with the Greens’ toxics policy – reveals that 18 councils have sprayed sports grounds with Endosulfan in the past year.

In the Hawke’s Bay region, Napier City Council is using Endosulfan on Taradale Park, Marewa Park and Whitmore Park.

“I am pleased to see that the other three councils in the area are using less toxic solutions, or are not using any insecticides at all,” Ms Kedgley says.


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    […] to a local Green Party press release just issued, Napier is one of 18 councils in New Zealand using a highly toxic insecticide, […]

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