March 06, 2020
Stories shared as whanau seek path from P
The organiser of a regular hui to help people on the East Coast deal with methamphetamine use in their whānau says being able to share the unvarnished truth is part of the solution.
Tuta Ngarimu from Nati4Life Trust has organised the fortnightly hui in rooms at Radio Ngāti Porou in Ruatoria.
He says P is so readily available, even in small places like Ruatoria, that people may take it up as a relief from other problems in their lives,
He says the key to P Pull Walk-In hui is consistency and building up trust.
“Once we break through and build a relationship with people and whānau in the community then word gets around and people come in, and then the education that we share is actually our stories on what we have all been through and how we have been able to go from this space into a better space,” Mr Ngarimu says.
At a recent P Pull hui heard from a senior police officer how methamphetamine was a problem within his own whānau.
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