Tackling methamphetamine: indicators and progress report

Drugs and alcohol New Zealand

This report provides a progress update on the New Zealand Government's action plan for tackling methamphetamine.



This report provides a progress update on the Government's Tackling Methamphetamine: an Action Plan (the Action Plan). It specifically:

  • records changes against the Action Plan's baseline data of 2008 or 2009, and
  • details progress on the Action Plan's activities.

Latest data and reports on progress provided six monthly

Reports on progress against the Action Plan are provided to the Prime Minister and the Ministers of Justice, Health, Police, Corrections, Customs and Māori Affairs every six months. DPMC coordinates the reporting process and the Methamphetamine Steering Group, made up of senior officials from the relevant agencies approves the reports. The Interagency Committee on Drugs will oversee this report in future, although DPMC will continue to lead it.

This Indicators and Progress Report uses the same streamlined Indicators and Progress Report introduced with the April 2013 Report. The data sources remain the same.

Data should be used with caution

Descriptions of data sources can be found in Tackling Methamphetamine: Baseline Indicators Report (21). It should be noted that, due to various recording and release dates, some data are provisional and other data may have been collected but not yet analysed. Therefore some changes may be made in subsequent reporting if necessary. Annex 1 has a high-level description of the differences between some of the key data sources.

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