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Another chance to see just how corrupt the NZ judiciary really is?

Posted by te2ataria on November 12, 2015

NZ law student sues government over climate change inaction

Sarah Thomson, a law student from Hamilton, has filed a case with the NZ High Court in Wellington suing the government for failing to set adequate emission reduction targets to reduce the impact of climate change, according to a report.

Thomson, 24, says she was inspired by the world’s first climate liability suit in June, a landmark decision in which the Dutch courts found the government’s emissions-cutting targets were too inadequate and ordered the state to reduce emissions by 25% by 2020 to protect its citizens from the  impact of climate change.

“[Having studied that case] I realised it wasn’t just about the environment, it was about human rights – the right to safety, the right to security,” Thomson said.

Thomson, who has just completed a law degree, told Fairfax that it was the first time she’s taken a case to court.

“I want to be able to look my [future] children in the eye and say that I didn’t just stand by and watch this happen.”

“The science shows that New Zealand’s emissions targets just aren’t good enough to avoid dangerous climate change.  Scientists agree that the reductions are too small and will take too long,” Thomson said.

The case is filed against the government’s Minister for Climate Change Issues Tim Groser.

Read more at http://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/73951223/Hamilton-student-sues-government-over-climate-change-targets

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New Zealand Poisoning Syndrome (NZPS), Health Bulletin # 8

Posted by feww on April 4, 2008

[New Zealand Poisoning Syndrome (NZPS), Health Bulletin # 8. Outbreak of Salmonella Mbandaka, April 4, 2008]

Salmonella Outbreak

An outbreak of a rare strain of salmonella is spreading throughout New Zealand.

The salmonella mbandaka outbreak has claimed 28 reported cases, 10 in the Nelson Marlborough district. A woman infected with salmonella mbandaka recently died in Nelson; however, the date of her death has not been reveled. The New Zealand Government has also failed to disclose the timeline of the outbreak.

According to the director of public health, the cause of outbreak is unknown. The salmonella bacteria usually live in the gut of domestic and wild animals, including poultry, pigs, cattle and pets.

Symptoms included diarrhea, stomach cramps, fever, nausea, vomiting and headache.

Risk factors in New Zealand include contact with farm animals and pets, food prepared in unsanitary conditions (the highest risk), drinking contaminated water and overseas travel during the incubation period. Contact with recreational water and infected persons, though less commonly reported, pose a risk. Report


Salmonella Bacteria

Safety Precautions

If you must travel to New Zealand AVOID

  • Coming into contact with pets and farm animals (and people with pets and farm animals)
  • Swimming in untreated water
  • Consuming meat products
  • Drinking tap water

For people outside New Zealand:

  • Avoid coming into contact with people traveling from New Zealand
  • Do not consume food products imported from New Zealand

Previous New Zealand Poisoning Syndrome (NZPS), Health Bulletins:

Related Links:

For further information visit CDC Salmonella Infection (Salmonellosis)

CDC Salmonella Infection (Salmonellosis)

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