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  •   Home > News > Politics

    Most New Zealanders want changes to our drug laws

    Most New Zealanders want changes to our drug laws


    A new survey from the Drug foundation has found 68 percent of those asked want a health based law approach.

    61 percent support removing penalties for drug use in favour of education and treatment.

    Drug Foundation Executive Director Sarah Helm says we have seen evidence this works.

    She says a meth programme launched in Northland is preventing use.

    © 2022 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

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     Today's News

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    Entertainment:
    Maddie Ziegler says she was "set up for failure" on 'Dance Moms' 18:42

    Rugby:
    A sprinkling of All Blacks talent will bolster NPC sides across the country this weekend 18:39

    Entertainment:
    An FBI investigation has concluded that Alec Baldwin did pull the trigger of the gun that killed Halyna Hutchins 18:12

    Law and Order:
    The man accused of killing Aucklander Pauline Hanna is to be released on bail while awaiting trial 18:09

    Environment:
    American Samoa's earthquake swarms spark fears of underwater volcanic eruption. This is what we know so far 17:59

    Entertainment:
    Chrissy Metz thinks music and acting are "so similar" 17:42

    Rugby League:
    The Warriors have selected an unchanged 17 for Friday's match against the North Queensland Cowboys for now, but have included Chanel Harris-Tavita on an extended bench 17:29

    Entertainment:
    Sir Rod Stewart has won his battle with his local council 17:12

    Cricket:
    England fast bowling great James Anderson is the latest to warn of test cricket's potential demise 16:49


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