Hāpai Te Hauora applauds Government for psychoactive substance legislation stance

This week the Government put their values into action by voting against the third reading of the "Psychoactive Substances (Increasing Penalty for Supply and Distribution) Amendment Bill". Hāpai Te Hauora, Māori public health advocates, say this is a small step in the right direction to treating drug harm as a health issue in Aotearoa. 

As expressed by many MPs in Parliament, rather than addressing drug demand, this bill would instead have entrenched the cycle of drug distribution and harm.


On Friday 6th October 2018 we had the pleasure of co-hosting the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Forum in collaboration with Alcohol Healthwatch, this forum featured international and local guest speakers, including Dr Mansfield Mela, Dr Glen Luther and Claire Gyde.