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Ministry of Health Release New Guidelines for Methamphetamine Contamination Clean-Up

The Ministry of Health (MOH) have released key recommendations for the country's national standards for where methamphetamine contamination has taken place. The report recommends that current contamination levels that prompt a clean-up stays the same for houses where methamphetamine manufacture has taken place (0.5 µg/100cm2). In properties where the drug has only been used and [...]

By | October 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Second wave of ‘P’ hits New Zealand

New Zealand is facing a "second wave" of the dangerous methamphetamine problem as it becomes cheaper, purer and more readily available. Police Association president Greg O'Connor said despite several drug busts in recent months, evidence from front line officers suggests the country has a greater problem with the drug than ever before. "Methamphetamine is, in [...]

By | October 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Call for more action on meth contamination houses

Radio NZ- Kathryn Ryan speaks to John Gray of the Home Owners and Buyers Association, who says the system for dealing with meth contaminated houses is too ad hoc and guidelines are needed. John say's "there needs to be a careful forensic analysis of a building, it's almost like a crime scene, you have to [...]

By | September 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Auckland District Law Society says new methamphetamine contamination guidelines cannot come soon enough

There is a lot of current media with regards to contamination guidelines right now. Forensic Meth Services supports this notion and already adheres to strict testing guidelines under Ministry of Health guidelines. For the full story click below  

By | September 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Home buyers should have meth provisions in contracts – lawyer

An Auckland property lawyer advises home buyers need a meth test provision in their sale and purchase agreements. Linda Fox say's home buyers should make it a condition on their purchase agreement and a report is needed to determine if drug residue is present. She said the number of meth contaminated properties is alarming. Read [...]

By | September 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is your house making your family sick?

A SIX-year-old boy was found with the same levels of methamphetamine in his system as an adult drug abuser after his family unwittingly bought a house that had been used as an ice drug lab. For the full story click below

By | June 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Costly mistake for landlord not testing their rental property

A recent Tenancy Tribunal decision[1] noted that simply not knowing whether or not a property was contaminated with methamphetamine is not enough to absolve you of liability to any future tenants. It was a costly mistake for a landlord who had no idea their property was contaminated. The landlord was ordered to pay the tenant [...]

By | March 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

P Contamination Rampant and Growing in New Zealand State Homes

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By | November 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments