I was introduced to the 1080 protest movement a few years ago, and when I started to read the science and data behind the “propaganda” and talk with ‘old timers’ like Alan Simmons about their experiences of 1080 in the NZ bush, I knew that I had to get involved to help stop the use of this horrible and terrifying substance . 60 years of poisoning our native forests is long enough.
The Outdoors Party understands the terrible risk we take with exposing ourselves to not just this poison, but all the poisons that affect humans, animals, plants and soil.
My degree in Applied Science means that I have a deep interest in health, not just of people, but the whole environment and how the two are related. My observation is that our people, especially our children, are less healthy than they were even just 30 years ago. Not just a little bit less healthy, shockingly less healthy. We just can’t continue on this trajectory, our health care system alone will crumble under the financial strain.
We need a holistic approach to heal our country and our people – based on regenerative organic agriculture, functional medicine, healthy and nourishing foods – and this can only be done be taking corporate profits out of the equation when it comes to government decision making. Instead, the Outdoors Party will base decisions on what is good for us Kiwis, not corporations, not just for a three year term but for generations to come. The Outdoors Party, having absolutely no corporate backers, will go into Parliament to do what it knows to be right.
I taught natural health care for 15 years, ran an osteopathic practise, raised two lovely kids, managed a home and ‘life-style block’ and more recently been engaged in highlighting Government foolishness , such as the TPPA, iatrogenesis and now 1080.