Alerts & notifications
Alpha-PVP like substance misrepresented as MDMA inNotification|27 December 2023
UPDATED 4 January 2024
An Alpha-PVP like substance has been detected in a brown powder presumed to be MDMA in the Christchurch region.
Misrepresented MDMA linked to serious harm in Hawke’sNotification|08 August 2023
UPDATED 11 August 2023
Serious harm has been linked with misrepresented MDMA in the Hawke’s Bay area.
Potent stimulant Alpha-PVP misrepresented asNotification|06 April 2023
An off-white powder being sold as MDMA in Auckland has been found to contain Alpha-PVP.
Fentanyl in white powder causes multiple hospitalisations in WairarapaAlert|25 June 2022
UPDATED 1 JULY 2022
Fentanyl found in white powder linked to serious harm events in the Wairarapa region.
Misrepresented MDMA linked to serious harm in WhanganuiNotification|05 June 2022
An unknown brown powder being sold as MDMA has been linked to serious harm events in the Whanganui area.
New synthetic cathinone dimethylpentylone detected inNotification|08 December 2021
The synthetic cathinone dimethylpentylone has been detected for the first time in New Zealand.
Dangerous dose of eutylone in ‘Red Bull’Notification|23 February 2021
A dangerous amount of eutylone has been detected in ‘Red Bull’ tablets in Christchurch and Wellington.
Flualprazolam found in fake ‘Xanax’Notification|12 October 2020
Flualprazolam, a dangerous and potent novel benzodiazepine, has been detected in yellow counterfeit Xanax pills being sold across New Zealand.
Increase in fake XanaxNotification|14 August 2020
There has been an increase in the availability of fake ‘Xanax bar’ tablets across New Zealand.
New cathinone N-EthylheptedroneNotification|29 June 2020
High Alert has received information about the presence of cathinone N-Ethylheptedrone. This has never previously been found in New Zealand.