[5 December/ NZ Herald]

An anti-1080 group has threatened to bring down Department of Conservation helicopters if it dropped the controversial pesticide in Taranaki’s Egmont National Park. In a letter to the Department of Conservation, the group said “this will be a war like no other” and “these hunters have more guns that you or the police”. The Department of Conservation and the New Zealand Police have confirmed that they were investigating the threats.