Dargaville has been highlighted in a music video that was launched last week to address Methamphetamine use in Northland.
The video was launched at Event Cinemas in Whangarei to 200 people, including community health workers, police and supporters, as part of the Te Ara Oranga anti Meth campaign which was launched the same day.
The pilot, which has been given $3 million in funding includes a variety of resources, such as billboards, posters, a social media video, and has seen a seven-strong police team selected as part of the pilot.
Singer-songwriters Taniora Tauariki and Hone Winder-Murray from Te Ha Oranga star in the video, and took the inspirational words in the song of ‘Let’s Make A Change’ around Northland earlier this year, and with the support of communities such as Dargaville, Kaikohe, Hokianga and Whangarei produced the video.
“For me it was nice to see, I really enjoyed being apart of a community driven project. The most important thing was that it was very reassuring for us being on the front line to help educate whanau on what it means to be well. Music has so much healing in it and it’s refreshing to use this medium to help initiate change,” said Te Ha Oranga Dargaville clinical administrator, Hone Winder-Murray.