Rose Renton admits smearing poison on Nick Smith

One of the people who attacked Nick Smith with rat poison has admitted doing it, but denies touching his face.

Rose Renton, alsol known as a medical cannabis campaigner, and her husband were the two who accosted Smith, who lodged a complaint with the Police.

Stuff:  Nelson protester Rose Renton explains why she rubbed rat poison on Nick Smith

A protester who rubbed rat poison on Nelson MP Nick Smith’s clothes says she was making a “symbolic statement” against the Brook Valley poison drop.

Rose Renton confronted the Environment Minister near the Nelson Market on Saturday but denies shoving him or touching his face.

Renton lives in the Brook Valley, but says she is not part of the Brook Valley Community Group, which has opposed the drop. She said she only wanted to make “a stand against the environment Mr Smith has poisoned”.

“He is the Minister of our Environment, he did not attend The Brook poisoning unlike half our police force so my husband and I went to him,” Renton said.

“It was a symbolic gesture of his support of the poison drop without the required 48 hours notice to surrounding community.”

According to Smith the incident “became quite frightening when it escalated from verbal abuse and throwing rat poison at myself and volunteers to physical shoving and rubbing rat poison over my face and clothes”.

“It was a complete violation of the wildlife and people living in the Valley. I wanted Mr Smith to see exactly what it feels like to have poison in your backyard.

“He didn’t enjoy it, he felt violated?  Well so do the people in the Brook.”

The Brook Waimarama Sanctuary want to create a predator free area for native wildlife in the Brook Valley near Nelson, along similar lines to Zealandia in Wellington.

It says the poison drop was a necessary step in creating a predator-free zone behind the fence.

RNZ:

Renton says she doesn’t regret what she did, and says there was no risk to Smith.

Whether there was any actual risk or not physically accosting MPs in protest over anything is crossing a line, and she should be held to account under law.

 

 

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50 Comments

  1. Tipene

     /  September 6, 2017

    Typical scum-bag SJWs: “If I feel that something is right to do because I feel offended about a particular issue, then my feelings are justification for me to do whatever I like to anyone”.

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    • Gezza

       /  September 6, 2017

      Yeah I have to agree. It’s just got totally out of hand. Like that stupid sheila who goes around chucking dildos at politicians she doesn’t like. You have to wonder if she has to go without any until she gets another one.

      Reply
    • Corky

       /  September 6, 2017

      I find the statue of Nick Smith more offensive. Having been on the receiving end of such puerile infantile doings it doesn’t surprise me. Where the feral left are concerned, nothing is off the table.

      Reply
    • Joe Bloggs

       /  September 6, 2017

      Just on your link between scum-bags and social justice, Tipene…because fighting for justice in society is something to be mocked, eh?

      Your connection is an intellectually lazy, intolerant, and delusional linkage.

      The alternative to social justice is social injustice. It’s the people who support social injustices who are the real scum-bags.

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      • Tipene

         /  September 6, 2017

        Eliminate “Social” from “Justice”, as the two together can be made into anything.

        There is Justice, and there is Injustice, encapsulated and anchored within the rule of law – the term “social justice” is actually the intellectually lazy, intolerant, and delusional link you nominate.

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  2. “Whether there was any actual risk or not physically accosting MPs in protest over anything is crossing a line, and she should be held to account under law.”

    hahahahaha. Expect the greens to defend her staunchly. And any punishment to be gentle. What did that fool in Auckland get for assaulting Paul Henry?

    What a silly woman. Not satisfied with debate and putting forward her view – no has to physically impose her view…..

    Pity Smith didn’t physically retaliate, but I suppose if he did her objective would have been achieved and she would have become the victim in the Media’s eyes…

    Given the rhetoric over the last nine years, IF [and that is HUGE IF] National win this coming election I wouldn’t be surprised to see physical harm actually inflicted on a Minister in the next term… first it was shouting & chanting in peoples faces, then throwing stuff [hahaha a Dildo! bet she wishes she had her comforter back], now its hands on stuff… next time it might be a punch or worse a weapon involved.

    The Left in this country are following the overseas trends so that means an intensification of “fascist” shouting, more street protests and disruption – then the emergence of an Antifa movement of useful idiots on our streets. Ms Bradfords Poverty Action Group have already shown a willingness to get physical in Auckland protests…

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    • Anonymous Coward

       /  September 6, 2017

      A major clue to Antifa, what drives it, where it emerges etc, is right there in the name. It is not spontaneous as you suggest.

      Reply
      • PDB

         /  September 6, 2017

        Antifa are simply left-wing hypocrites – fascists pretending to be anti-fascist.

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      • Trevors_elbow

         /  September 6, 2017

        Nah Antifa is just camo for their real intent which is dictatorship and suppression of opposing views. Lefties have perfected agit-prop and the translation to street thuggery is just the next step….

        You want fascists then Antifa will create them when people get sick of their antics

        Reply
    • Blazer

       /  September 6, 2017

      if you want to see authoritarian brutality against protestors look not further than the Springbok tour of 81,and more recently…the Occupy movement.

      Reply
      • PDB

         /  September 6, 2017

        What about all the opportunists that joined the marches purely to bash some cops, cause some unrest and damage private property?

        Reply
        • Blazer

           /  September 6, 2017

          The real protestors were vindicated.S.A abandoned apartheid.Former National P.M John Spy couldn’t remember whether he was for or ..against!I suspect the ‘opportunists’ were paid right wing plants to ferment public odium against the protest.

          Reply
  3. pickled possum

     /  September 6, 2017

    “It was a symbolic gesture of his support of the poison drop without the required 48 hours notice to surrounding community.”

    Dumb way do make a statement … by any ones standards.
    Does Symbolic Dead sound any better,
    What would happen if He had a delicate disposition to chemicals
    Miss Didn’t Think This One Thru Carefully.

    If NS did not adhere to the very standards he himself serves
    then use that, to put a STOP to illegal goings on.

    A slap on the wrist for the one who is ‘sick of being ignored.’
    Yea!!!!!! Tell me about it.
    ‘Passionate and Angry’ …
    We all are lady, about the environment!!
    A Year in the Slam-ma for being a wanna-bee eco tear roe wrist,

    Hunger strikes are more effective Lady , so I’m told.

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    • pickled possum

       /  September 6, 2017

      Some over seas people who I know;
      say that they were seduced into coming to NZ
      for the green clean etc mantra.
      They also say a lot people are voicing the same thing.

      They have been here 1 year and now want to go Home.
      Because of the Fake Image and NZ’s ….
      Don’t give a shit, lying, double forked tongued, memory fading, politicians.

      take note Nick Smith tourism is NZ number 1 money maker.
      or so we are being told.

      Reply
      • PDB

         /  September 6, 2017

        They should just piss off then.

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        • Corky.

           /  September 6, 2017

          Lol… we should have a free shuttle service for these whiners. We could round up Pickle Dossum in a dawn raid, then give them a free pass through customs.

          Reply
          • pickled possum

             /  September 6, 2017

            Ha Ha Ha … You wish!
            Not gonna Happen!
            Tangatawhenua
            Remember the Treaty.

            Just another drip
            In the ocean of Humanity
            Hyperbole overload much, from the corkey fiies!

            And speaking about free passes thru customs
            haven’t your Bosses = Heroes; the ones dressed in blue
            given out far too many free CUSTOM passes already,
            Dressed up as free trade, good economic trading, scratch back syndrome.
            creating employment, yea right, list goes on.
            NZ Border control pfffffffft!

            We got painted apple moth an the only way to kill them
            was to spray the fark out of the Auckland population.
            Studies have since found the spray was harmful to humans
            WHO KNEW!!
            and there is now a class action taking place. FFS

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            • Corky

               /  September 6, 2017

              ”And speaking about free passes thru customs
              haven’t your Bosses = Heroes; the ones dressed in blue
              given out far too many free CUSTOM passes already,
              Dressed up as free trade, good economic trading, scratch back syndrome.”

              Yes, that’s why I’m not voting.

        • Pickled Possum

           /  September 6, 2017

          I would say thst to pdb
          But there is NO one else in this land that can do his job.
          Sad really.
          NZ Tradies … priceless if you can get them.

          Reply
  4. Maggy Wassilieff

     /  September 6, 2017

    To place a poison that can be absorbed through the skin on someone is not a symbolic gesture, it is a physical assault.
    Mrs Renton has no right to inflict harm upon another human being.
    Her thinking/reasoning is very twisted.

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  5. Should be an automatic 6 months imprisonment and confiscation of property as penalty for physically attacking a member of Parliament

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    • Blazer

       /  September 6, 2017

      do M.P’s have more rights’ than ordinary citizens IYO?

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      • Trevors_elbow

         /  September 6, 2017

        No they don’t.. . But attacking an MP is an attack on our representative democracy and should be dealt to more garshly than ordinary assault, just as assaulting a police officer should.

        But hey Lefties, violence and means justifying the ends are old and comfortable companions

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  6. Zedd

     /  September 6, 2017

    I support Ms Renton on her med-cannabis protest.. but; she maybe over stepped the mark with this, or maybe she/others thinks Smith is a RAT.. who needed a ‘rude awakening’ :/

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    • Gezza

       /  September 6, 2017

      she maybe over stepped the mark with this??
      There’s a fairly simple test as to whether she did, Zedd.
      Would you like someone to do it to you?
      Take your time. Have a think.

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      • Gezza

         /  September 6, 2017

        4 hours now Zedd.
        What have you decided?

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        • Conspiratoor

           /  September 6, 2017

          Give it up G. You need to understand that anyone who doesn’t share zedds myopic view of the world is fair game

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        • Zedd

           /  September 6, 2017

          hey Gezza.. easy man; Im not in here all day (like some others ?)

          No I would not like rat poison dumped on me, BUT Im not responsible for the mass dumping of truckloads of 1080 & other poison in the environment either..

          I was only giving point of view, based on what I read.. sorry If it doesn’t fit your view of the world.. ???? 😦

          & the days go; bye

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          • Gezza

             /  September 6, 2017

            Hey Zedd. I posted that at 5pm & my original query around 1pm.
            Just popped back in to see what’s new. Glad I caught your reply.

            No I would not like rat poison dumped on me was all you needed to say mate, so thanks for that. 👍🏼
            9.09pm

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  7. The most dissapointing thing is as a MedCan Campaigner going to this can tarnish the rest of us and plays into those negative leftwing hippy stereotypes

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    • PDB

       /  September 6, 2017

      I agree – just confirms preconceived stereotypes.

      Reply
    • just saw SLB (no top hat) on TV3 news, talking about the next ‘tiny step’ to allow CBD extracts to be ‘more available’, from tomorrow.. BUT still not funded by pharmac. Dunne’s ‘parting gesture’ ?

      No more info. on THC or other medicinal cannabinoids availability though !

      Reply
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