Primary School Parents Told to Leave Their Stash at Home

Next Saturday Westmere and Bayfield primary schools (both decile 10s) are holding their Spring Ball, and organisers have given parents a stern warning to leave their drugs and booze at home. According to the NZHerald Parents attending next Saturday’s Westmere and Bayfield School Spring Ball have been issued a code of conduct warning that any…

Police Raid Kaikoura Drug Den

Police have raided a property in Scarborough Street, Kaikoura and seized thousands of dollars in drugs and cash. A commercial cannabis operation had been going on for some time at the premises and police turned up in force, prepared for business. 10 police cars (does Kaikoura even have that many police?) showed up at the property where officers took possession…

Kids Caught Smoking Cannabis At School

Two separate stories about groups of school kids smoking cannabis  have made the news recently. The cases highlight how widespread the problem is within the community in New Zealand and how inconsistently the punishment is dealt with by schools, time for a national strategy to deal more effectively with drug and alcohol use in schools…