- The government needs to focus on setting national testing standards for drug contamination, the real estate industry’s governing body says.
The number of houses polluted by methamphetamine – also known as P, or ice, use – is steadily increasing and the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) wants urgent action.
This week New Plymouth grandmother, Kerryanne Hopkins, called for testing to be made mandatory when a property changes hands after the sale of her home fell through when it was discovered to be contaminated.
REINZ spokesman Bryan Thomson said methamphetamine was a serious issue for New Zealand.
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