Monthly Archives: April 2014
The Original Gypsy Fair travels around New Zealand every year and always visits Dunedin at Easter.
It has become a tradition for us to visit and enjoy (and purchase goods) every time they come to town.
Here are some photos of people from the fair.
The Original Gypsy Fair – Photos by
Paul S Allen
Protest against the sale of synthetic cannabis products.
Dunedin Saturday 5 April 2014.
Personal accounts shared from family members of those who use and are damaged by Synthetic Cannabis products (legal highs) and from those who have used them.
The sometimes hostile crowd heard augments from both sides of the legalise marijuana debate.
Many negative comments aimed at the government and local government.
This is a complex issue.
According to the NZ Herald
• NZ is the only nation permitting the sale of psychoactive substances if they are found in clinical trials to be “low risk”.
• 42 substances have been given interim licences.
• All will have to reapply for licences under regulations starting in July/August.
• Interim licences will continue if owners can show plans for clinical trials
“About 100 people gathered in Dunedin’s Octagon this afternoon to protest legal highs.
Protests are being held in 23 centres from Whangarei to Invercargill today, and they were organised by Tokoroa mother Julie King via a Facebook event page, “Aotearoa bans the sale and distribution of legal highs in our country”.
One of the speakers at the Dunedin protest was Calvin Hooper, who protested outside “… Read more
Karen Casey and David Hore protesting near a “legal high” store in South Dunedin on 12 April 2014