Drug and Substance Checking Legislation Bill passes into law

Volunteer drug checking organisation KnowYourStuffNZ welcomes the news that drug checking will become permanently legal, with the passing of the Drug and Substance Checking Legislation Bill through its third reading. Aotearoa New Zealand is the first country in the world to have explicitly legal drug checking. “The Act will provide permanent legal standing for ourContinue reading “Drug and Substance Checking Legislation Bill passes into law”

On P Part 2: Back on its bullshit

Welcome to Part 2 of “We watched On P so you don’t have to”, in which Patrick Gower shows us how easy it is to be racist in Aotearoa New Zealand. If you were hoping for an improvement, we’re sorry, it’s just another litany of propaganda pretending to be the truth. Including: White people areContinue reading “On P Part 2: Back on its bullshit”

On P Part One: That’s not how that works

A few weeks ago TV 3 released Patrick Gower On P, a documentary about methamphetamine in Aotearoa New Zealand. We gave it a watch because it’s always good to see what the media’s saying about drugs in NZ. Y I K E S. This actually started as one post, but we’ve split it into twoContinue reading On P Part One: That’s not how that works”

Jez’s presentation from the Parliamentary Symposium on Drugs

Jez’s talk from the Parliamentary symposium. This talk is excellent on 2 fronts: 1) it shows what privilege does if it gets off its arse, and 2) it shows how unrealistic it is for Government to use us as a methodological model for other grassroots organisations to copy without coupling it with serious funding.

Wendy’s presentation from the Parliamentary Symposium on Drugs

Stigma. Like we’ve said before, it’s bullshit. It keeps people from coming forward and asking for the help they need. It creates an idea of who does and who doesn’t ‘deserve’ help, in spite of desperately needing it. It doesn’t fix any problems or reduce harms caused by using drugs. All stigma does is makeContinue reading “Wendy’s presentation from the Parliamentary Symposium on Drugs”