The question, just how much collateral damage does 1080 poison do, could soon be answered through a peer-reviewed study commissioned by the Marlborough branch of the New Zealand Deerstalkers Association.
The SPCA has changed its stance on the use of 1080, only a month after it called for a ban on the pest-control poison.
Last month, the charity said it was "deeply concerned" over the use of 1080, and the use of poisons to kill animals due to the level of suffering they caused.
The University of Auckland's Dr Cate Macinnis-Ng makes a case for why we can't leave our vulnerable native species to fend for themselves in forests where predators roam.
A Taranaki conservation group will use the 1080 poison to kickstart a widespread, year-long pest destruction programme on Egmont National Park.
Taranaki Mounga plans a two stage "remove and defend" assault using the toxin beginning in March.
New Zealand's native birds are reaping the benefits of aerial 1080 operations.
The Environmental Protection Authority will investigate a 1080 drop which left eight cattle dead in the Waikato.
When I last visited a forest frequented by orange-fronted parakeet/kākāriki karaka, there was quiet optimism.
The first western Fiordland 1080 project will start mid-next year in the hope of bringing the stoat-ridden area's kiwi back from the brink.
Auckland Council’s Hunua Project team has received one report of a dog death, following a walk in the Hunua Ranges Regional Park this past weekend.
Northland regional councillor Mike Finlayson demonstrated his belief that 1080 does not poison water in graphic fashion last week when he, a member of the council's biosecurity team and about a dozen 1080 opponents went into Russell State Forest following the aerial application of 1080 earlier in the week.