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The ‘meth babies’ have grown up

Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association president Pat Newman has raised the issue of the insidious effects on children and families as a result of the Methamphetamine epidemic that New Zealand has been in the grips of since the late 1990’s. Pat Newman is telling it like it is. The Methamphetamine epidemic is inter-generational. In the […]

‘P’ (as opposed to Pee) found in high levels in Whangarei wastewater

High levels of methamphetamine have been found in Whangarei’s wastewater treatment plant. What does this mean? Methamphetamine, MDMA/Ecstasy and cocaine have been found in the wastewater since monthly testing began in August. Until now, reliable data about illegal drug use has been difficult to obtain. Wastewater testing provides a cost-effective, timely, non-intrusive and accurate measure […]