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Legal high ban a massive win for communities and whanau

Legal high ban a massive win for communities and whanau

Te Hamua Nikora, MANA candidate for Ikaroa-Rawhiti
Monday 28 April 2014

"The ban's a massive win for communities and whanau who've been campaigning hard to get these poisons away from their kids" said Te Hamua Nikora, MANA candidate for Ikaroa-Rawhiti in the upcoming general election.

"I take my hat off to every one of the thousands of parents, nannies, koros, aunties, uncles, mates and whanaunga up and down the country who've protested, picketed, written letters, signed petitions, and harassed and harangued local shop keepers and the government to get this result.

"Here in Gissy, and throughout the Ikaroa-Rawhiti electorate, MANA members have been at the front of the battle, and it's great news to finally get a win on this.

"We've seen the devastating effects of synthetic highs up close and personal and it's just gutting - kids like zombies, some prostituting themselves, others flipping out and trying to attack their own families; whanau at a total loss of how to keep them away from something so easy to get; and shop owners willing to turn a blind eye to chaos and whanau breakdown for the mighty dollar.

"It's amazed me how much suffering has had to take place before the government has stepped up and done the right thing - but for now, we're just stoked that these poisons will be out of our communities in a matter of weeks.

ENDS

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