A roadshow through the North this month will promote a Bill to ban bee-killing neonicotinoids and the use of Round Up in public parks.
Green MP Steffan Browning will speak in four Northland centres to promote his Bill to get glyphosate-based herbicides such as Roundup out of parks.
“There are many toxic effects and yet glyphosate is still used in streets, schools and parks where our children play,” he says.
He said bee populations have been hit hard by a variety of threats, including varroa mite and neonicotinoid poisons.
“Neonicotinoids should be taken off our shelves and out of our environment to help bee populations recover.”
The tour begins in Kaitaia on May 17 at Te Ahu Centre at 7pm, then on May 18 in Kerikeri at 7pm at Kingston House, Hone Heke Rd.
There are petitions on the subject on the Green Party website:
http://action.greens.org.nz/bees and http://action.greens.org.nz/sprayfree
For more information on the public meeting contact: firstname.lastname@example.org