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KnowYourStuffNZ ALERT: Dangerous Cathinones Are Bloody Everywhere This Summer

Wednesday, 30 December 2020, 11:01 am | KnowYourStuff

  Drug checking by KnowYourStuffNZ is revealing that this is the summer of cathinones. More than half of the samples we have tested at New Year’s festivals have not been MDMA but instead more dangerous stimulants from the cathinones family. ... More >>

KnowYourStuffNZ’s Drug Checking Results For 2020 Summer Show Cathinones, High-dose MDMA Prevalent

Thursday, 3 September 2020, 8:15 am | KnowYourStuff

This summer, KnowYourStuffNZ volunteers tested 1,368 samples of illicit substances brought voluntarily for testing at 22 events. This is a substantial increase from last summer. Overall, almost 1 in 10 samples were not what the owner thought they ... More >>

Lives Put at Risk as Darroch Ball Ignores Evidence

Sunday, 29 September 2019, 8:06 pm | KnowYourStuff

Darroch Ball, Law and Order Spokesperson for New Zealand First, does not support drug checking as a harm reduction strategy and is currently blocking a clarification of the Misuse of Drugs Act that would allow the service to be implemented nationally. ... More >>

Demand for drug checking doubles, harm reduction catches on

Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 9:11 am | KnowYourStuff

Testing by KnowYourStuffNZ at music festivals this summer reveals that more people than ever before are choosing not to take dangerous drugs. When people discovered that their drugs were not what they were expected, 62% of them were willing not to ... More >>

Minister of Health makes a positive step

Sunday, 30 September 2018, 4:59 pm | KnowYourStuff

KnowYourStuffNZ welcomes the move by Health Minister David Clark, announced today, to seek advice about the removal of legal barriers to drug safety testing in New Zealand. More >>

Summer festival drug testing finds risky new drugs

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 10:56 am | KnowYourStuff

In a summer that saw New Zealand’s first mass hospitalisation at a dance party due to fake MDMA, testing by KnowYourStuffNZ has identified more new psychoactive substances than ever before. During the summer season, KnowYourStuffNZ in partnership ... More >>

Fentanyl Found at New Zealand Festival

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 9:27 am | KnowYourStuff

Testing by KnowYourStuffNZ, a harm reduction service that provides free drug checking at festivals, has identified a sample containing Fentanyl, a drug which has killed a significant number of people in the United States , United Kingdom , and Canada ... More >>