Summer mythbusting

New Years’ Eve absolutely smashed it in terms of drug checking. Over 1,700 samples from four festivals* is an excellent turnout and we were completely bloody stoked to see how many people are being responsible with their drugs. We got to meet a HEAP of folk and have some great yarns, but some of theContinue reading “Summer mythbusting”

Drug checking services receive public funding ahead of this summer’s busy season

KnowYourStuffNZ is grateful to receive public funding to support our drug checking service, announced today by the Minister of Health. Aotearoa New Zealand is the first nation to have fully-legal and publicly funded drug checking. We look forward to continuing our service at festivals and public clinics this summer and on. We also appreciate thatContinue reading “Drug checking services receive public funding ahead of this summer’s busy season”

This was the summer of terrible drugs

KnowYourStuffNZ drug checking service was in huge demand this summer festival season. We doubled the number of tests from last summer and attended more events than ever before. KnowYourStuffNZ checked 2,744 samples at 27 events between April 2020 and March 2021. Our annual testing report and client survey have now been released. What we foundContinue reading “This was the summer of terrible drugs”

COVID-19 is still a thing

Aotearoa is in the incredibly lucky place of actually having a festival season. Thanks to us being a team of 5 million and flattening the curve, we can actually go and have fun this summer. COVID’s still ruining the days of folks all over the world. England’s going into a third lockdown with no festivalsContinue reading “COVID-19 is still a thing”

Eat, hydrate, rest, rave, repeat

You’re on holiday, so time has ceased to have any kind of meaning. You eat if you’re hungry. Sleep is for the weak! You even have ice cream for breakfast and spend all day every day in your togs because, in summer, clothes are for suckers! Except if you keep going like that you’re goingContinue reading “Eat, hydrate, rest, rave, repeat”