THE LOCAL POLICY MAKERS
them available for kids but on the other hand, are they going to go looking for it if it’s not around?’’
Waitemata Local Board chairman Shale Chambers says legal highs are a ‘‘growing concern’’. There are currently ‘‘social issues’’ with people using legal highs at Myers Park, he says.
‘‘We’re not talking homeless here, we’re talking about young people, mainly men, congregating at Myers Park on legal highs causing social issues.
‘‘They’re the tinny houses of the city centre.’’ Mr Chambers says banning them is not the answer but they do need to be more vigilantly controlled.
A bylaw would determine suitable locations for legal high shops, he says.
‘‘Around the civic centre of Auckland is not the appropriate place for such outlets to be based.
‘‘They certainly need controlling and restricting at an appropriate level, just like alcohol and prostitution.’’
No thanks: Waitemata Local Board chairman Shale Chambers says legal high products are a concern around Myers Park.