Drug Testing

Drug Testing

Why New Zealand Needs Legal Drug Testing at its Summer Festivals

"It will only take one super-toxic thing to emerge onto the market and we will have a lot of deaths," says KnowYourStuffNZ's Wendy Allison.
James Borrowdale
1.10.19
News of Zealand

New Zealanders Might Actually Know What's In Their Drugs This Summer

The government takes steps to allow drug testing at music festivals.
Zoe Madden-Smith
9.30.18
Drugs

NZ Has More Legit MDMA On the Market

But there are still potentially deadly contaminants being sold.
Tess McClure
7.27.18
Drugs

The Bizarre Story Behind a Coke Dealer's On-Camera Confession

We talked to the Bunk Police about why they released the video, which shows the dealer crying.
Allison Tierney
7.13.18
News of Zealand

News of Zealand: Drug Testing for Drivers

Plus money laundering through New Zealand, and Air New Zealand flights disrupted.
95 bFM
VICE Staff
4.19.18
Drugs

Deadly Opiate Fentanyl Found Cut With Drugs at NZ Festivals

This is the first time Fentanyl has been identified as a contaminant in New Zealand’s illicit drug market.
Tess McClure
3.20.18
Drugs

Here's What Was In the Bad Batch of MDMA That Put 13 Kiwis in Hospital

Everything we know so far about N-ethylpentylone, the "cracky" drug that's started doing the rounds at New Zealand festivals.
Tess McClure
3.14.18
Drugs

Possible Bad Batch of NZ Ecstasy Hospitalises Thirteen

Testing shows a third of MDMA buyers have bought faulty drugs.
Tess McClure
2.26.18
News of Zealand

News of Zealand: New Law Would Let Police Drug-Test Any Drivers

Plus dodgy fuel that made your tank seem fuller than it was, and the latest on government's 100-day plan.
95 bFM
VICE Staff
1.22.18
Drugs

These Are the Drugs Appearing at New Zealand Festivals

About one in three pills aren't what punters think they are.
Tess McClure
10.16.17
Safe Sesh

Festival Drug Deaths Don't Need to Happen

Another suspected drug-related death at Bestival is a tragic reminder of how avoidable drug harms can be.
Jamie Clifton
9.13.17
Drugs

Drug Testing Beneficiaries May Be Driving People to Harder Drugs

Turns out meth is harder to detect than cannabis.
Tess McClure
9.6.17
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