1 Dec 2020

Festival testing gets the green light

From Lately, 10:30 pm on 1 December 2020

Today the Government announced it will put legislation through Parliament by the end of 2020 to allow drug checking at music festivals this summer. Volunteers have run drug testing at festivals for a few years now, but their legal status has made it difficult to operate. 

The news comes just in time for the peak of the New Zealand festival season running from late December through January. Know Your Stuff NZ has been running these services at festivals for six years and its Managing Director Wendy Allison joins Karyn to discuss the significance of the change.