The New Zealand Advertising Standards Authority recently upheld a complaint that the NZHHA website was misleading the public with lies and misinformation in its list called 10 reasons why wood is good.
The ASA decision may make for cringeful reading (are they really that gullible that they bought some of the weak arguments of the NZHHA?) but it did uphold the complaint.
The NZHHA is arrogantly thumbing its nose at the public. It has been called on lying to the public, it has been found to be deliberately misleading the public. They’ve been asked to withdraw their false claims, and they haven’t. Why not? Why are they too arrogant to change their website’s misinformation? Why are they completely disrespecting the NZASA and the New Zealand public?
For what it is worthI think the NZHHA is a lying, propagandising organisation full of unrepentant bastards who will pollute the air that New Zealanders have to breathe and then they want to tell you how fantastic they think it is. They are a disgusting organisation hell bent on ruining the quality of life of everybody for reasons of lining their own pockets.
All of the NZHHAs members’ products should be recalled and their customers’ money refunded. All their members’ products have a fatal flaw in that they emit toxic exhausts at levels way above what they claim when used in the real world, and that toxic pollution at any level seriously endangers the health and wellbeing of the communities in which their members’ products are installed. It is scandalous that such rubbish products are still being sold and used.
Wood is good. But not when it is burnt.
The NZHHA has strong links to the AHHA and I’m still bitter about their unwanted interference in my affairs which resulted in the loss of my house in suburban Adelaide to wood smoke pollution. If they didn’t have false marketing and propagandising that my neighbours believed, and if the Tea Tree Gully Council had have told them to butt out instead of inviting them in, then I might still have that house. But it was unfit for human habitation because of the excessive pollution I was forced to endure. I completely blame the AHHA for the loss of my house and turning me into an environmental refugee.
Woodburners have no place in either Australia or New Zealand. Organisations like the AHHA and the NZHHA should be forced to disband. Like woodsmoke they are an evil, sick presence in the community.
And as for the NZASA and its gullibilities then that is a post for another times.