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14 Aug 2022 18:50
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  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    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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    Environment:
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    Business:
    New Zealand Rugby boss Mark Robinson is refusing to shed any light on the future of coach Ian Foster 18:09

    Rugby:
    North Harbour lead Manawatu in the second half of their NPC outing in Auckland 17:29

    Cricket:
    The Black Caps look unshakeable heading into their final dead rubber twenty20 against the West Indies tomorrow morning 17:09

    Law and Order:
    Auckland have survived against a valiant Southland outfit for a 24-23 NPC victory in Invercargill 16:49

    Rugby:
    Former All Black Mike Brewer believes coach Ian Foster will be axed in spite his team's stunning 35-23 win over South Africa at Ellis Park 16:39

    Politics:
    More than $10 million in assistance claims denied as Australians caught trying to rort flood support 16:09

    Rugby League:
    Cameron Ciraldo has inked a five year deal to take over as Canterbury Bulldogs head coach in the NRL 15:29

    Health & Safety:
    New Zealand has 2,618 community cases today - the lowest figures since February 14:49


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