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Consultation Opportunity on Local Approved Products Policy

November 06, 2014 at 11:01 AM

Ngā mihinui o te wā kia koutou katoa. Koianei a Hāpai Te Hauora, me ōna hono ki te whānau whānui e tuku whaiti ēnei wāhanga kupu kōrero kia koutou hei whakaaronui e tātou. Mauri ora.


Hāpai Te Hauora Tapui and Te Runanga o Ngāti Whātua Maori Public Health Unit are undertaking community consultation around the Local Approved Products Policy for Auckland. This policy provides the mandate for the location for where approved psychoactive substances can be sold from.  Whilst these are currently banned from sale, these products may be available in the future.  This is an important step to minimise the harm associated with psychoactive substances (also known as legal highs)

On behalf Hāpai Te Hauora Tapui and Te Runanga o Ngāti Whātua Maori Public Health Unit please find a link to gather community views on the Local Approved Product Policy for psychoactive substances. 

We would be grateful if you could please distribute this in your networks for Māori communities in the Tamaki Makaurau area to participate in this survey, in particular we have an interest in ensuring Māori youth also have a voice in this matter as the criteria for the location of outlets is a policy measure means of reducing the harm associated with psychoactive substances (legal highs):

The survey is anonymous.



1)     Please click the link below, please complete by 14 November 2014


2)      Enter your answers

3)      Once you have completed the survey please make sure you click done to submit the survey. 


If you have any queries about the survey please contact Papa Nahi: or Anthony Thompson


Information on policy


Information collected in this survey will be used to inform policy submissions made by Hāpai Te Hauora Tapui and Te Runanga o Ngāti Whātua Maori Public Health Unit on the Local Approved Product Policy. 


Alternatively if you wish can make your own submission directly to Auckland Council here, this involves entering your details and completing an online form based submission, these submissions are due on 28 November 2014


Thank you for your assistance in helping the community to have a voice on this important matter.

Category: Community Notices