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Riders Against Meth Memorial Ride

Riders Against Meth memorial ride for Aiden. Brave Hearts NZ were humbled to be the recipients of the proceeds for this truly special event. ...

June 7, 2024

Sobering report reveals the price families pay for meth addiction


December 18, 2023

TV special shines light on Tauranga service

A Tauranga addictions service is being featured in a powerful and eye-opening one-hour TVNZ2 special on the life of former professional rugby league player and high-profile boxer Dave Letele.Tauranga’s Brave Hearts NZ founder and director Erin ONeill will join ex All Black Zac Guildford, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Hinemoa Elder and Police Commissioner Andrew Coster, alongside others who will be bravely sharing their stories on TV2 on Thursday, August 3 at 8.30pm.Well-known community adv...

August 3, 2023

NZ Drug Foundation

Gayle Billings (our Manukau facilitator) and Erin attended a recent Drug Foundation symposium in Wellington and have voiced our concerns for families living with loved ones in addiction. It was lovely to meet up with Dave Burnside, Odyssey Lived Experience Lead and Edith Moore, Senior Network Coordinator, Drive Consumer Direction and share our thoughts....

July 5, 2023

Kerry's Story

A charity helping families cope with meth addicts is bringing a support group to Christchurch.According to the latest New Zealand Police wastewater drug testing results, an average 13.5 kilograms of methamphetamine per week was consumed nationally across sample sites, equating to an estimated weekly cost of $14.9 million in social harm.The Canterbury District has the third-highest average weekly consumption.Brave Hearts founder, Erin O’Neill said “while there is a lot of support for the addi...

March 23, 2023

Christchurch Community Hui - 29th March 2023


March 22, 2023

Rebecca's Story

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March 9, 2023

Rotorua Community Awareness Hui - 9th March 2023


February 16, 2023

Mental Health & Addiction Enquiry

Following Brave Hearts NZ submission to the Mental Health and Addiction Enquiry in 2019, we are finally meeting with the BOPDHB tomorrow to discuss what is the best way forward for Supporting Families and Whānau as per recommendations 23, 24 and 25 of the report He Ara Oranga....

December 8, 2022

Brave Hearts meets Helen Clark to discuss supporting whānau affected by addiction


December 8, 2022

Brave Hearts starts support group in Whakatāne

Published in The Beacon, 14 September 2022...

September 14, 2022

Bay mum inundated by cries for help from families with meth addict kids

Published in the Bay of Plenty Times....

September 1, 2022

Jay-Jay Feeney's secret struggle, a friend's 'P' methamphetamine addiction

Published on the New Zealand Herald website, 18 September 2021...

September 18, 2021

2021 Parliamentary Drug Policy Symposium

Thanks Amicus for the opportunity to speak with you today about how addiction affects us as families Brave Hearts speak in Wellington - On the Road to Health...

May 12, 2021

Brave Hearts support Group Battles Meth Scourge

Published on NewsHub, 7 September 2018. See the AM Show interview here...

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