Providing hope in the heart of Northland's meth crisis

It's no secret Northland has been troubled by the increase of methamphetamine use in recent years.

Police have even take the step of creating a special unit in the region to deal with the crisis.

But there is now a glimmer of hope offered by a new programme called Te Ara Oranga. So far it's produced encouraging results, but its future is far from guaranteed.

Reporter Mitch McCann investigates.

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