The Government said any economic benefit would not outweigh ecological damage.
The teacher was fired four weeks later.
There are no plans to lay charges, police say.
Activists claim anyone involved in an upcoming 1080 drop is "committing an act of terrorism".
The fault line is expected to rupture within our lifetime.
All eyes are on the religious West Coast sect following the death of Hopeful Christian.
The race is on for Hopeful Christian's replacement.
Her children were there when the incident happened.
It follows more than 800 certifications being rescinded last month.
Re-establishing ventilation has been declared a priority.
John Ready hasn't seen his wife or kids since Christmas Eve - he talks exclusively to Patrick Gower.
In an exclusive investigation, Patrick Gower challenges Hopeful Christian about John Ready being "shunned".
A man has been arrested after another was shot in the shoulder on Friday night.
Coromandel and Bay of Plenty could have flooding and slips.
"Young people drink to get drunk - that's still one of the main reasons that young people drink."
Strong winds forecast to hit most of the North Island.
Dozens are reportedly stuck in a sandbar at the mouth of the Okuru River.
The programme has supercharged efforts to repopulate central West Coast rivers with the native blue duck.