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All ESR Forensic Laboratories are open until 4 pm on Wednesday 23 December 2020, re-opening at 8 am on Tuesday 5 January 2021.

Find out more: Forensic Services over 2020/2021 summer holidays [PDF, 384 KB].

For scene call-outs, urgent casework and advice contact the on-call forensic scientist on 0800 FORENSIC (0800 367 367) at any time.

  • For urgent delivery of exhibits to the Forensic Service Centre laboratories contact the on-call forensic scientist on 0800 FORENSIC (0800 367 367) to arrange a suitable time for delivery.
  • Non-urgent toxicology and blood alcohol samples can be sent to the laboratory as usual between Christmas and New Year.
  • For urgent toxicology and blood alcohol samples between Christmas and New Year, please call the on-call Toxicologist on 027 258 0140.

Should you have any difficulties contacting ESR over the Christmas and New Year period, please call Steve Cordiner, Forensic Service Centre Manager: 027 839 2868.

ESR wishes you, your staff, and your whānau a very happy, safe festive and holiday season. Happy Holidays and warm wishes for 2021.

MIL OSI