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What's the Buzz

Every week the Wire delves into what the buzz is around drug issues with the New Zealand Drug Foundation. 

Featuring the NZ Drug Foundation's Executive Director Sarah Helm and 95bFM Producer Aneeka Moheed every Tuesday on the Wire at 12pm. 

Student Advocacy for Sensible Drug Policy w/ the New Zealand Drug Foundation: May 18, 2021

Student Advocacy for Sensible Drug Policy w/ the New Zealand Drug Foundation: May 18, 2021 Student Advocacy for Sensible Drug Policy w/ the New Zealand Drug Foundation: May 18, 2021, 10.6 MB
Tue 18 May 2021

What’s the Buzz? - our weekly catch up with the New Zealand Drug Foundation - makes a new home on the Tuesday Wire. Aneeka Moheed talks to Brin and Jai from Students for Sensible Drug Policy about the organisation and their goals for drug advocacy in Aotearoa.

Drug Policy in Victoria w/ The New Zealand Drug Foundation: May 12, 2021

Drug Policy in Victoria w/ The New Zealand Drug Foundation: May 12, 2021 Drug Policy in Victoria w/ The New Zealand Drug Foundation: May 12, 2021, 11.17 MB
Wed 12 May 2021

This week on 'What's the Buzz?' with the New Zealand Drug Foundation, Aneeka talks to Fiona Patten who is a politician from Victoria, Australia. Fiona is in the country for the Drug Symposium in Parliament and talks to Aneeka about drug policy in Victoria, particularly around marijuana and medically supervised injection centres. 

Drug Law Reform in Aotearoa w/ the New Zealand Drug Foundation: May 05, 2021

Drug Law Reform in Aotearoa w/ the New Zealand Drug Foundation: May 05, 2021 Drug Law Reform in Aotearoa w/ the New Zealand Drug Foundation: May 05, 2021, 33.36 MB
Wed 5 May 2021

In the sixth installment of 'What's the Buzz?' with the New Zealand Drug Foundation, Aneeka talks to both executive director, Sarah Helm, and Policy Manager, Kali Mercier, about drug law reform in Aotearoa. They discuss the rise in emerging cases of Kiwis getting arrested for using and supplying medicinal cannabis as well as the path we need to see drug law take in the country. 

Ketamine w/ The New Zealand Drug Foundation: April 28, 2021

Ketamine w/ The New Zealand Drug Foundation: April 28, 2021 Ketamine w/ The New Zealand Drug Foundation: April 28, 2021, 30.19 MB
Wed 28 Apr 2021

In the fifth installment of, 'What's the Buzz?' with the New Zealand Drug Foundation, Aneeka speaks to Executive Director, Sarah Helm, and Programme Lead, Emily Hughes, about Ketamine. They discuss Ketamine and its dangers in recreational use as well as touching on clinical trials that are looking at its effectiveness in combatting depression. 

Synthetic Cannabinoid Alert and Magic Mushrooms w/ The New Zealand Drug Foundation: April 21, 2021

Synthetic Cannabinoid Alert and Magic Mushrooms w/ The New Zealand Drug Foundation: April 21, 2021 Synthetic Cannabinoid Alert and Magic Mushrooms w/ The New Zealand Drug Foundation: April 21, 2021, 30.66 MB
Wed 21 Apr 2021

In the fourth installment of, 'What's the Buzz?' with the New Zealand Drug Foundation, Aneeka speaks to executive director of the Drug Foundation, Sarah Helm. They speak about a recent alert sent out regarding dangerous synthetic cannabinoids in the lower North Island and Magic Mushrooms as we head into what is commonly known as 'shroom season'. 

New Drug Driving Tests and Advocating for Changes to Drug Law in Aotearoa w/ The New Zealand Drug Foundation: April 14, 2021

New Drug Driving Tests and Advocating for Changes to Drug Law in Aotearoa w/ The New Zealand Drug Foundation: April 14, 2021 New Drug Driving Tests and Advocating for Changes to Drug Law in Aotearoa w/ The New Zealand Drug Foundation: April 14, 2021, 34.82 MB
Wed 14 Apr 2021

In the third installment of, 'What's the Buzz?' with the New Zealand Drug Foundation, Aneeka speaks to Kali Mercier, The Drug Foundation's manager for policy and advocacy. They discuss the roadside drug tests that the government is planning on implementing shortly as well as an open letter penned to parliament advocating for drug's to be treated as a health issue as opposed to a criminal one. 

Methamphetamines in Aotearoa w/ The New Zealand Drug Foundation: April 7, 2021

Methamphetamines in Aotearoa w/ The New Zealand Drug Foundation: April 7, 2021 Methamphetamines in Aotearoa w/ The New Zealand Drug Foundation: April 7, 2021, 31.72 MB
Wed 7 Apr 2021

In the second installment of, 'What's the Buzz?' with the New Zealand Drug Foundation, Aneeka talks to Executive Director, Sarah Helm, about methamphetamines and their place in Aotearoa. 

MDMA use in Aotearoa w/ The New Zealand Drug Foundation: March 31, 2021

MDMA use in Aotearoa w/ The New Zealand Drug Foundation: March 31, 2021 MDMA use in Aotearoa w/ The New Zealand Drug Foundation: March 31, 2021, 38.95 MB
Wed 31 Mar 2021

This is the first installment of a six week series, 'What's the Buzz' with the New Zealand Drug Foundation, where we discuss the current affairs of drugs in Aotearoa. This week Aneeka talks to Sarah Helm, executive director of the New Zealand Drug Foundation, about MDMA in Aotearoa, its decline in availability and what this has led to.