Introducing High Alert

We’ve been advocating for a drug Early Warning System for New Zealand for years, and it’s finally happened! Introducing High Alert – where you can check for warnings and notifications about what’s out there and help keep yourself safe. So, who’s behind High Alert? It’s a collaborative effort between a network of organisations who regularlyContinue reading “Introducing High Alert”

Darroch Ball thinks we shouldn’t save people’s lives

KnowYourStuffNZ has been carrying out drug checking at festivals for five years. In that time, we have helped thousands of festival-goers to make safer and more informed decisions. We help people avoid the most dangerous drugs and, if they choose to use a substance, we help them to be safer. We have had huge supportContinue reading “Darroch Ball thinks we shouldn’t save people’s lives”

Media coverage for January

This summer is our busiest season yet, with the Police Minister Stuart Nash supporting drug checking and our New Year alert about n-ethyl pentylone reaching 85,000 people. Of course, that kicked off quite a bit of media coverage: Newshub, 2 January: Drug testing uncovers more laced pills at music festivalRadio NZ, 2 January: Testing showsContinue reading “Media coverage for January”

KnowYourStuffNZ media coverage for the last four weeks

It’s the middle of festival season and the media interest in our work has been intense. Here’s some of the coverage from that. Also, we’re totally jazzed that the Prime Minister is a) hapū and b) “hugely supportive” of our work. NZ Herald, 28 December: Covert drug testing will again be carried out at festivalsContinue reading “KnowYourStuffNZ media coverage for the last four weeks”