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Support. Don’t Punish - Tautāwhihia. Kaua e whiu   

Sunday June 26 is international Support Don’t Punish day!

In the lead up The NZ Drug Foundation are running a photo competition with the chance to win a Polaroid Camera, see below for more details.  Entries close June 26th so get snapping and posting on social media and support the change in focus from punishment to support for recovery.

Be part of mapping Support. Don't Punish. in Aotearoa New Zealand

1. Grab a poster 

Download a Support. Don’t Punish. poster to print (PDF 90KB) 

2. Choose your backdrop, proudly hold up the poster, and snap a photo

Head out to the beach, downtown, a local monument e.g. Paeroas’ L&P bottle, Ohakunes’ Giant Carrot, or somewhere special. Snap your photo holding the Poster, then ask a friend, loved one or colleague to join in too.

3. Share (and enter for a prize) – entries due Friday 24 June

Upload your photo, then:  

1. Email a copy of the photo to NZ Drug Foundation* Everyone who emails in a photo will go in the draw for a fun Polaroid camera.

2. Share on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other network you belong to.

 Remember to include the two hastags: #sdp16nz    #supportdontpunish

*Please Note:

Everyone who shares a photo as part of mapping Support. Don’t punish. in New Zelaand gives permission for the New Zealand Drug Foundation to use, publish and adapt the image they share. These maybe re-used on social media and other online sites, as well as in other publicity materials. We ask that people supply their name and contact number.

- NZ Drug Foundation

*All text is courtesy of the NZ Drug Foundation, for more information go to


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