What is Meth?


Methamphetamine, more commonly referred to as ‘P’, Chrystal Meth or Meth, is a Class A controlled substance under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1978  meaning it attracts the highest penalties for manufacture, trafficking, sale and use.


Methamphetamine is manufactured in New Zealand in clandestine (secret) drug laboratories, known as ‘clan labs’.  ‘Clan labs’ can be found throughout New Zealand in houses, garages, outbuildings, apartments, baches and motor vehicles.

How it harms the innocent

Methamphetamine is a crystal that vaporises when heated, as in smoking.  The vapor clings to surfaces and reforms into crystals.  People who come in contact with these surfaces can ingest the meth through their skin or by touching contaminated surfaces then touching mouth, nose or eyes.

Effects from Exposure

Short Term

  • Rashes
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Burning to the eyes, skin, mouth and nose

Long Term

  • Cancer
  • Brain, kidney and liver damage
  • Miscarriage and birth defects

Why is Meth Testing Important?

You've seen the headlines:

Kapiti family homeless after buying meth-contaminated house in Waikanae

More home buyers request meth tests

The spread of meth; how the web has grown

Owners bust holiday home renters making P in garage of rural holiday home

Who needs us?

You may have seen or heard stories about methamphetamine contamination in housing in the media. Stories about people losing out after purchasing or renting housing that has been contaminated with meth, effecting the health and finances of their family and investment. Meth Test Canterbury offers peace of mind for your family and investment. Peace of mind that your property is meth free and safe. Peace of mind for healthy families and safe investments.

Who may need testing?

  • Current and Prospective Tenants
  • Landlords
  • Property Buyers
  • Property Vendors
  • Boarding Schools
  • University Halls of Residence & Student Accommodation Buildings
  • Property Management Companies
  • Building Managers
  • Motel/Hotel Operators

Call one of our specialists to discuss your needs on 0800 463 848 or send us an email to admin@methtestcanterbury.nz

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