Police have raided a Whangarei cannabis club today.

"Club has been raided. We need support at police station now," a member said on The Daktory Whangarei's Facebook page.

Police confirmed to the Herald they searched an alleged cannabis growing operation today.

Two people, a 60-year-old man and 28-year-old woman, have been arrested.


"A significant indoor cannabis growing operation was discovered at the address and we are currently processing the scene," Whangarei Area Commander Inspector Al Symonds said.

"North Power are assisting police as a complex electrical setup has been discovered at the address and all safety precautions are being taken."

Inspector Symonds said investigations into the club have been "on-going for several weeks".

"We know the people of Whangarei do not accept this type of behaviour and do not want these drugs on our streets where they cause harm to our community," he said.

"We will continue to work with our community and partner agencies to stop the illegal sale of cannabis in Northland."

The Daktory claims it was established "to support" legalising cannabis, and held annual general meetings, has a membership fee and opening hours.

Earlier, a concerned local resident wrote in a letter to the Northern Advocate that "weekly events have been held in public for the last year while advertising it all in the public domain and under the noses of Whangarei police".