1 Jan 2017

Eight arrests at Gisborne festival

11:11 am on 1 January 2017

Eight people have been arrested after a drug bust at the Rhythm and Vines festival in Gisborne.

Police said they searched a tent at Treble Camp after getting information from the event's security staff that it was being used to sell drugs.

Officers then searched 11 other tents all connected to a large group of people from Waiheke Island.

In those they found drugs including MDMA, party pills and cannabis, along with meth pipes and thousands of dollars in cash.

Eight people in their 20s from have been arrested and are facing drug charges.