Wash your hands, cough into your elbow and don’t take MDMA – advice for a pandemic

As COVID-19 progresses through New Zealand it’s important to understand how we all have a responsibility to help protect ourselves and others. We each have a responsibility to both stop the spread and flatten the curve, and part of that is being aware there are some ways that taking MDMA can increase your risk ofContinue reading “Wash your hands, cough into your elbow and don’t take MDMA – advice for a pandemic”

Media roundup for 2019/20 festival season

KnowYourStuffNZ has been in the news a lot this season, both here and abroad. We’ve collected all the news together for easy reference. Just follow the links below. If you’re a journalist and want to talk to us, please head to the Media FAQ page for details on how to get in touch. 2020 InsideContinue reading “Media roundup for 2019/20 festival season”

Results from our static drug checking trial look promising

The results of our pilot drug checking service are in, and they show it’s a worthwhile service that people will utilise to make safer choices about their drug use. There’s no such thing as completely safe drug use, we all know that. But that doesn’t stop some people – especially young people – from takingContinue reading “Results from our static drug checking trial look promising”

Another near miss with multiple hospitalisations

At KnowYourStuffNZ we believe that people should not risk death on a night out. With four people hospitalised after the Listen In Auckland event we’ve had another near-miss. We’re relieved that the people affected are now stable, but this could have been much worse. What scares us is that this is going to keep onContinue reading “Another near miss with multiple hospitalisations”

KnowYourStuffNZ drug checking results for 2018/2019 festival season

Testing by KnowYourStuffNZ at music festivals this summer reveals that more people than ever before are willing not to take dangerous drugs. When people discovered that their drugs were not what they were expected, 62% of them were willing not to take them. In partnership with NZ Drug Foundation, KnowYourStuffNZ used FTIR spectroscopy and reagentsContinue reading “KnowYourStuffNZ drug checking results for 2018/2019 festival season”