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1080 factory given West Coast Regional Council investment still not making 1080 three years later

Source: Stuff.co.nz | By Joanne Carroll
Posted on June 1st, 2016
Location: New Zealand
Industry type: Pesticides
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The 1080 poison company the West Coast Regional Council controversially invested $1.9 million in three years ago is still not producing 1080.

The investment was made in 2013 without any public consultation and sparked protests outside the council offices when it became public in October 2014.

The West Coast Regional Council had invested $500,000 to become a 49 per cent shareholder in the Christchurch-based pest control company.

Pest Control Research Ltd also became a long-term tenant at Rolleston’s iZone development – a property the council bought for $1.4 million.

Former council chief executive Chris Ingle defended the move, saying it was a prime opportunity to diversify its investment fund and the council was getting good return without 1080.

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* What is 1080?

*Original article online at https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/80636881/1080-factory-given-west-coast-regional-council-investment-still-not-making-1080-three-years-later?rm=a