The Daily Blog Open Mic – 14th April 2022

Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.


Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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  1. Ants – there seems to be regular infestations. A friend has regular three monthly attention from a pest control firm. This about crazy ants some years ago on Pacific IIslands. It makes their lives miserable as these are really troublesome ants. It is good that some NZ help has been made available. These are another import that our drive to increase exports over decades has led to. It has dealt our resource of a once fine country a blow; pests of all sorts have entered into the country, government wilfully enabling degraded crops, and people over-burdened by the effects.

    James Shaw on the environment and buga.
    Victoria University researchers had this to say:
    Despite the huge impact of these pests, many communities were unable to do anything to manage the ant populations because they could not afford pesticides or other methods of ant control, she said.
    With the assistance of Victoria University’s commercialisation office, Viclink, Dr Gruber and Professor Lester formed a non-profit entity called Pacific Biosecurity, which has been boosted by a $1.5 million contract from the Government-managed New Zealand Aid Programme to help improve resources for ant management and biosecurity across the Pacific.

    Across the region, Pacific Biosecurity’s goal is to help prevent the spread of species like the little fire ant.
    “These tiny ants have an extremely painful sting, and the effects of the ants can be serious when they are in high abundance,” Dr Gruber said.”In some places, the ants have forced people off their land as they can’t tend crops.” Apr.21/21

    Australian termites –


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