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Matters of Substance - August 2016

Friday, August 26, 2016

The full issue of the August 2016 Matters of Substance is due out on Friday 26 August. To get your own copy: subscribe here

Cover story (early release 9 August 2016)

Greys Ave HNZ property - hazard signs

Poor foundations - full story

Monday, August 8, 2016

– testing homes for meth gone awry

Across New Zealand, tenants are losing their homes and
possessions – or receiving debilitating bills – because their

Work for the Drug Foundation

Monday, August 8, 2016

Senior Adviser Policy & Advocacy

Here’s a chance for you to use your exceptional policy, advocacy and relationship building skills to effect change on issues relating to alcohol and other drugs. 

The Drug Foundation has set itself a very ambitious strategy. There’s much we want to achieve, and in order to do that we need to strengthen our influence in the policy and political space.

Matters of Substance - May 2016

Sunday, May 1, 2016

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Medical cannabis Q&A

This medical cannabis question and answer (Q&A) was prepared to provide clear and accurate information about the use and status of medical cannabis in New Zealand. 

Updated: December 2015.

Māori MPs reconsider drug law

Monday, November 30, 2015

A succession of reports show Māori are affected significantly more than Pākehā by our drug laws. Reducing harm caused by the laws themselves seems something the government is now willing to address, but there remain widely varying views on what must actually be done in terms of policy. Russell Brown looks into the issue and presents the views of four Māori MPs.