A Whakatane mother of 3 children was arrested for possession of a P pipe and the police were alarmed and want to slam parents for smoking P around their children.

Police will work alongside CYFS to stop this cycle. Whakatane Officer Hara Darren Thomas says that families dealing with this issue are broken and leave children in danger, it also causes rash on the lips, heart disease, blood rushes to the brain and illness to the liver.

Kei te manawapa nga Pirihimana ki nga maatua e momi P ana i nga whare e noho ana i nga tamariki. Tera tetahi wahine no Whakatane i mauheretia e nga Pirihimana e pupuri ana i tetahi paipa hei momi P i waenga tonu i aana tamariki tokotoru. No reira te korero a nga Pirihimana mena koinei te aahua o nga waahine e momi P ana ka huri kee nga Pirihimana ki te mahi tahi i a CYFS kia haumaru i nga tamariki no nga whanau e kaikai P ana. Kei te kii mai a Haihana Kairapu Hara Darren Thomas o Whakatane ko te aahua o te Mate P ki nga tamariki ko te tukino whanau, ara ka kore he putea a te whanau ina te kaikino i te tane ki tona whanau. Ara hoki etahi atu kitenga mo nga tamariki kei te paa kino i te mate P ka hae o ratau ngutu, ka raru te manawa, ka iti mahunga i te whanautanga mai, ka toto te roro me te raru i te ate.  Ki nga korero a Pirihimana Darren Thomas kaore ano ia kia kite i tetahi tamaiti e haa ana i te mate P e ora pai ana a muri atu.