Legal highs out

The communities of Winton and Te Anau will not be granted any licences for the sale of legal highs, after a combined council document designated to leave them out of approved areas entirely. The Local Approved Products Policy was finalised last month and effective from December 22, designating the Invercargill CBD as the only place… Read more

Highs hindered

The communities of Winton and Te Anau are one step closer to an outright ban on the sale of legal highs, with a combined council hearing last week leaning towards keeping them out. Southland District Mayor Gary Tong said the final Local Approved Products Policy still had to pass through council, but at this stage… Read more

‘Law is wrong’

Concerned residents of Winton turned out in the hundreds on Tuesday night to hear information and question officials on southern councils’ combined policy on legal highs. The meeting at the Salvation Army Hall was organised because of strong resistance to a proposed Local Approved Products Policy that would designate Winton as one of four places… Read more

Drug debate fires up

Residents of Winton are fighting to keep legal highs from being sold in Southland after a draft local approved products policy was released last week. The Invercargill City Council, and Gore and Southland district councils drafted a combined policy in compliance with the Psychoactive Substances Act, passed last year and allowing territorial authorities to regulate… Read more