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Benedict Collins

Benedict Collins

Political Reporter

Benedict is a political journalist working for 1News in the press gallery in Wellington. He has a strong interest in covering anything to do with illicit drugs and enforcement. He's covered punitive drug-testing sanctions applied to beneficiaries, attempts to legalise pill-testing at festivals, the 2020 cannabis referendum, and, in 2018 helped expose a meth-testing scandal.

This month, Benedict's book Mad on Meth: How New Zealand Got Hooked on P was released and focuses on our history of methamphetamine use.

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