Discussions on Meth

Meth Trends in New Zealand

Meth Trends in New Zealand MethSolutions has always held the view that the acceptable levels of meth residues in property should be as high as they can be without compromising health and wellbeing. The recent Meth Report from the Office of the PM’s Chief Scientific Advisor, has determined that for meth related behaviour that is [...]

July 3rd, 2018|Case Studies, Discussions on Meth, Goverment/Council, MethMap, Policy, Property Managers|Comments Off on Meth Trends in New Zealand

Why Meth DIY kits aren’t worth your while

We hear it often: "Oh that's ok, I can just buy my own meth test kit and do it myself". DIY is great for building decks, making crafts or even brewing beer but it is not the way to go for meth testing. Particularly when it comes to buying a house, when hundreds of thousands of [...]

May 7th, 2018|Discussions on Meth, Home Owners, Investors, Property Managers, Real Estate Professionals|Comments Off on Why Meth DIY kits aren’t worth your while

MethSolutions in the Westpac ‘Dragons Den’

The meth testing and decontamination sector has a lot of uncertainty around organisational quality. Miles and Nicky Stratford smile with relief after the pitch. Wanting to stand out from the crowd, MethSolutions made the decision to enter the Westpac Growth Grant Awards. Doing so, provides additional focus for our business and confidence to our clients that an independent party has taken a good look at our business and made an assessment as to the quality of our operation. It also provided us with the goal to win more than $50,000. This prize includes cash of $40,000 as well as advertising, professional advice and a trip to Nurture Change in Fiji! This year, out of more than 400 applicants from around the country, MethSolutions made the top 6 finalists. All the finalists (including us) will be going to Fiji.  When pitching for the top slot, we were pipped for the Miles wearing full decontamination suit during the pitch grand prize by the Ecoware team. Good guys and a great business. Our congratulations go to them. While we were disappointed at not taking out the top prize, we know that the exercise was really worthwhile. For organisations looking to develop and grow, we strongly recommend entering the Westpac Growth Grant competition. Here’s a video of all the finalists in the presentation room – we are the first company featured. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnC1FquqfMI   MethSolutions celebrate Westpac Growth Award Finalists To give you more of an insight into the competition, we’ve taken the opportunity to ask Grant Robinson, Westpac National Manager, Professional Services and coordinator of the Westpac Growth Grant Competition, some questions that will give you context around the competition and the impression we made on Westpac and the judges. Read more […]

October 5th, 2017|Discussions on Meth|Comments Off on MethSolutions in the Westpac ‘Dragons Den’

REINZ Meth Standards seminar

MethSolutions committed to supporting the development of the new meth testing and decontamination Lisa Gerrard, Chief Legal Officer REINZ Standard NZS8510, because it is in line with our commitment to reducing the harm caused to people by MethAffected Property. And so, when REINZ advised that they wanted to run a session with their members and [...]

August 12th, 2017|Discussions on Meth, Real Estate Professionals|Comments Off on REINZ Meth Standards seminar

Webinar about the new Standards for meth testing and decontamination in NZ

Please find the link to the MethSolutions 30 minute webinar held on the 4th of July 2017 and led by Miles Stratford, CEO of MethSolutions discussing the newly released Standard for Meth Testing and Decontamination in New Zealand. We trust you find it informative and we would welcome any feedback or questions. As Miles explains [...]

July 4th, 2017|Discussions on Meth, Meth News, Policy, Property Managers, Real Estate Professionals|Comments Off on Webinar about the new Standards for meth testing and decontamination in NZ

Meth contamination: Ignorance is no defence at tenancy tribunal

A recent meth contamination Tenancy Tribunal decision shows that Landlords who fail to MethManage rental properties are creating more risk for their investment returns. Investors realise profits on rentals at the time the property is sold.  But if the property is contaminated with methamphetamine this may impact the market value as seen recently with a property [...]

May 16th, 2017|Discussions on Meth, Home Owners, Investors, Property Managers, Real Estate Professionals, Tenants, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Meth contamination: Ignorance is no defence at tenancy tribunal

Meth Contamination: Use Or Manufacture?

In October this year, the NZ Ministry of Health [MoH], released revised recommendations for post decontamination levels of methamphetamine in a property and differentiates between use and manufacture and carpet and no carpet.  [Refer table A] In comparison the 2010 MoH guideline related to contamination caused by manufacture only however this level has been used [...]

December 14th, 2016|Discussions on Meth|Comments Off on Meth Contamination: Use Or Manufacture?

Scientist Research – What it’s Like Living in a Meth House

When we heard that Dr Jackie Wright was visiting NZ for a forensic science conference, we got in touch and arranged a seminar for her to tell us about her work.  Australian academic, Dr Jackie Wright wanted to speak to people who had the experience of living in a meth house. Dr Jackie wrote her [...]

October 1st, 2016|Discussions on Meth, Policy|Comments Off on Scientist Research – What it’s Like Living in a Meth House