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Gamblefree Day 1 September

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 3:54 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

It's Gamblefree Day this Monday 1 September, the national awareness day for problem gambling in New Zealand. While traditionally celebrated on the first day of September, many events and activities are held both before and after this day to raise awareness ... More >>

Statement on Ministry of Health contracts

Friday, 21 March 2014, 9:38 am | Problem Gambling Foundation

The Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand can confirm that the Ministry of Health has informed us it will not be contracting with PGF for the bulk of current services after June 30. More >>

Leading speakers at International Gambling Conference 2014

Tuesday, 4 February 2014, 3:23 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

The 5th International Gambling Conference is being held from 19 to 21 February at the Sir Paul Reeves Building at AUT University’s brand new City Campus Conference Centre. More >>

Pokie-free and proud of it campaign

Friday, 22 November 2013, 12:30 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

"After more than 15 years in the industry, I can honestly say, that being a 'pokie-free' bar is the only way I would have it”. More >>

Foundation calling for immediate closure of SkyCity Diamond

Wednesday, 2 October 2013, 12:37 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

The Problem Gambling Foundation is calling for the immediate closure of SkyCity’s Diamond Lounge smoking area after a High Court Judge ruled that the area must be reconsidered to ensure it complies with the Smoke-free Environments Act More >>

Gamblefree Day celebrated on the day we dedicate to Dads

Wednesday, 28 August 2013, 6:56 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

This Sunday, 1 September, is Gamblefree Day, the national awareness day for problem gambling in New Zealand, and it is also the day we dedicate to our Dads. More >>

Whānau encouraged to ‘soak in wellness’ on Gamblefree Day

Wednesday, 28 August 2013, 10:26 am | Problem Gambling Foundation

A special Gamblefree Day event is being held at Waitangi Soda Springs in Rotorua from 10am on Sunday 1 September, for whānau to get together and ‘soak in wellness’. More >>

Whanau Fun Day with a serious message

Friday, 23 August 2013, 2:51 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

A Whanau Fun Day, being held in the lead up to Gamblefree Day on 1 September, will take place tomorrow at Papakura Marae, 29 Hunua Road, from 10am until 2pm. This special event is to raise awareness about problem gambling, family violence and other issues ... More >>

Our children – the innocent victims of problem gambling

Wednesday, 14 August 2013, 2:53 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

A one day symposium being held in Wellington on 23 August will feature children sharing their personal stories through poetry and song about the impact gambling has had on their lives. More >>

Amendments to reduce gambling harm applauded

Monday, 5 August 2013, 2:58 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

The Problem Gambling Foundation welcomes the series of amendments to Te Ururoa Flavell’s Gambling (Gambling Harm Reduction) Amendment Bill announced yesterday by Labour Party Internal Affairs spokesperson, Trevor Mallard. More >>

Problem Gambling Foundation farewells Maureen Waaka

Thursday, 4 July 2013, 2:21 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

The staff, Board and CEO of the Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand are greatly saddened by the passing of Maureen Waaka, of Te Arawa/Ngati Whakaue and Tuwharetoa/ Ngati Turumakina. More >>

Poll Shows Strong Support For ‘Sinking Lid’ On Pokies

Tuesday, 14 May 2013, 1:46 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

An overwhelming majority of Aucklanders believe the city has too many pokies and want to see the Council adopt a sinking lid policy according to a new poll being released today. More >>

Record number of anti-pokie submissions delivered

Friday, 1 March 2013, 11:23 am | Problem Gambling Foundation

A record 9,061 written submissions in support of a ‘sinking lid’ on pokies were delivered to Auckland Council yesterday by the ‘No More Pokies’ community coalition. More >>

No more pokies Auckland - choose a healthier future

Thursday, 17 January 2013, 3:44 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

That is the theme for a campaign, endorsed by more than 20 organisations, which is being launched with a video of children sharing their hopes and dreams for the future. More >>

Gamblefree Day tomorrow

Friday, 31 August 2012, 4:50 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

Auckland event: Whanau Fun Day at Papakura Marae, 29 Hunua Road, Papakura, between 10am and 2pm. More >>

Gamblefree Day focuses on family

Wednesday, 22 August 2012, 11:08 am | Problem Gambling Foundation

Family events and activities are happening all around the country leading up to Gamblefree Day, Saturday 1 September. Tony Milne, Problem Gambling Foundation National Manager of Public Health, says Gamblefree Day is the major awareness-raising day for problem ... More >>

Share a story for Gamblefree Day

Wednesday, 8 August 2012, 2:02 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

Chance Gamblefree Day story competition. Share a story for Gamblefree Day Story telling is the theme for a Gamblefree Day competition this year hosted by Asian Family Services at the Problem Gambling Foundation in conjunction with Choice Not Chance. The competition, ... More >>

Choice Not Chance: The Nelson Experience.

Monday, 6 August 2012, 10:45 am | Problem Gambling Foundation

Recovered gambler and well-known Christchurch rapper Scribe will be bustin’ rhymes on the Church Steps in a bid to stop others taking his path to pub pokies. More >>

Christchurch Pubs Proud to be Pokie Free

Tuesday, 15 May 2012, 1:18 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

The Pegasus Arms in Christchurch is hosting an event tonight to recognize local pubs that are “pokie-free and proud of it.” The event marks the launch of a new project to recognize some of the great places in the city that thrive without gambling. More >>

Christchurch City Council to retain sinking lid on pokies

Thursday, 23 February 2012, 3:47 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

The Problem Gambling Foundation congratulates the Christchurch City Council for retaining its ‘sinking lid’ policy on pokies. This means earthquake-affected venues will not be able to transfer their machines to another venue. More >>



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