1 Oct 2019

NZ First scuttles plan for drug checks at music festivals

From Checkpoint, 6:17 pm on 1 October 2019

Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters says a proposal to legalise drug checks at music festivals will only send the wrong message to would-be users.

New Zealand First has put the brakes on Labour and Greens supported plan - which would have allowed pill testing services at events this summer.

The party says it condones illegal drug taking - while advocates say it will save lives.

Jordan Bond reports.