Fighting addiction in Tararua
The fight against methamphetamine (P) is ongoing in the Tararua, with various groups tackling the problem in different ways.
It is significant that no matter what the background, many come together for the common good to fight this destructive drug.
The Tararua Addiction Services Network, headed by Fiona (Dot) Watson has been a regular fixture out on the street on a Friday somewhere in Tararua.
Friday November 2 it was Woodville’s turn and the group received some good local interest, a number of visitors taking away informative pamphlets.
Some have done more than that in the Tararua, actively seeking help from the support network to fight P’s grip.
Fiona says it is a long and tough battle but exciting things could come nationwide early next year.
Members of the Tararua Addiction Support Network canvas for support in Woodville Friday November 2. From left: Rebecca Watson, Brendon Warne, Fiona Watson (Chairperson) Gary Eder, Ngaire Barber and Evelyn Royal.