Drugs

PART three of my thrilling trilogy, ‘the lead-up to the general election’, has me talking about death and drugs, of course. This is the discussion about the two referendums, or referenda (both are correct, I checked), that will be included in...
A German national who apparently funded his stay in Queenstown by selling drugs is now a guest of Her Majesty, having been sentenced to 26 months in the slammer. Sven Stephan Harrieder, 30, had previously admitted possession of cannabis for...

Drug warning

Just hours after bar owners, managers and security staff attended a 'drugs in bars' awareness seminar in Queenstown, a 28-year-old overdosed in a CBD hotspot. The man, understood to be a Queenstown local, started having seizures inside the Bungalow, on...
A former Queenstowner warns the resort's problems with drugs and alcohol are escalating on a par with the rest of New Zealand. "In Queenstown it's well and truly on the ground and it's only going to continue to grow, methamphetamine...
Testing of Queenstown's poos and wees has confirmed the popularity of party drug ecstasy in the resort. Results from the first three months of nationwide wastewater testing, from November to January, show the Class B-controlled (high risk) drug, also known...

Dutch drugs on the dark web

Police visited four Wakatipu homes after Dutch police tip-offs about ecstasy and acid sourced on the dark web. Three Queenstown properties and one in Arrowtown were among 83 addresses visited by officers across New Zealand in November. They were linked to...
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