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Impressive Line-up Of Speakers At The 8th International Gambling Conference

Monday, 20 June 2022, 12:06 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

An impressive line-up of international and local speakers will feature at the 8th International Gambling Conference (IGC2022), being held at the Sir Paul Reeves Building at Auckland University of Technology (or virtually for those unable to attend), from ... More >>

Kiwis Spent Over $2.6 Billion On Gambling In The 2020/21 Financial Year

Friday, 18 March 2022, 1:28 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

New data released by the Department of Internal Affairs shows that Kiwis spent $2.625 billion on the four main types of gambling in the 2020/21 financial year. Spending on all forms of gambling increased over the previous financial year by 17%, with ... More >>

Study Shows Young Pasifika Gamers Spend More On Loot Boxes

Wednesday, 16 March 2022, 12:43 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

New research funded by the Ministry of Health and conducted by Mapu Maia Pasifika Service and Moana Research, indicates Pasifika survey respondents spent more on loot boxes than non-Māori, non-Pasifika with approximately 22% of Pasifika spending more ... More >>

Kiwis urged to test their gambling during Gambling Harm Awareness Week

Monday, 30 August 2021, 12:32 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

This week is Gambling Harm Awareness Week and with the country facing ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, Kiwis are urged to check in on their gambling. Andree Froude, Director of Communications at the Problem Gambling Foundation, says it is a stressful time ... More >>

Pokie Gambling In New Zealand Pubs And Clubs Costing Retail Sector Over $400 Million A Year

Monday, 10 August 2020, 4:57 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

A recent New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) report commissioned by The Salvation Army and the Problem Gambling Foundation estimates that if household expenditure on Class 4 pokie gambling was diverted to other uses, the retail sector ... More >>

Pub in Wainuiomata to pause its pokies for a day

Tuesday, 27 August 2019, 3:07 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

The Fitzroy Tavern in Wainuiomata is pausing its pokies for a whole day during Gambling Harm Awareness Week (2-8 September), and is challenging other pubs and clubs to do the same. More >>

Porirua community members call for stronger action on pokies

Monday, 10 June 2019, 11:03 am | Problem Gambling Foundation

Porirua community members will be calling for stronger action on pokies as the City Council wraps up consultation on its proposed Class 4 gambling policy next week. More >>

Council raises the bar with proposed pokies policy

Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 9:55 am | Problem Gambling Foundation

The Problem Gambling Foundation (PGF) applauds Hamilton City Council on its proposed pokies policy and urges Hamiltonians to have their say. More >>

Pokies being ‘paused’ during Gambling Harm Awareness Week

Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 2:30 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

Pubs and clubs from Bluff to Kaitaia will be ‘pausing their pokies’ for an hour during Gambling Harm Awareness Week, 3 - 9 September. More >>

7th International Gambling Conference

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 2:14 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

An impressive line-up of renowned international and local speakers will feature at the 7th International Gambling Conference, being held at the Sir Paul Reeves Building at AUT University, 12 - 14 February 2018. More >>

Have your say on pokies in Whanganui

Friday, 20 October 2017, 1:33 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

Have your say on pokies in Whanganui The Problem Gambling Foundation and Nga Tai O te Awa are encouraging people to have their say on Whanganui District Council’s proposed gambling venues policy. The Council proposes to retain a sinking lid policy, ... More >>

Spreading The Message About Gambling Harm

Friday, 1 September 2017, 12:02 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

Next week is Gambling Harm Awareness Week with events and activities taking place around the country from 4-10 September. More >>

Gambling Harm Awareness Week in Lower Hutt

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 2:28 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

Pubs and clubs in Lower Hutt to ‘pause the pokies’ for Gambling Harm Awareness Week More >>

Councils urged to stop using funding from pokies

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 3:11 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

The Problem Gambling Foundation is calling on all territorial local authorities to follow the lead of Hamilton City Council which voted 8-3 to stop using money from pokies to fund projects. More >>

NZ research shows link between gambling and family violence

Monday, 12 June 2017, 1:00 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

Recent New Zealand research shows that family violence and abuse is common in people seeking help for their own or for someone else’s gambling. More >>

Free Otara event will raise awareness of harmful gambling

Thursday, 1 September 2016, 5:11 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

A free community event themed United Communities Celebrating Healthy Families is being held on Saturday 10 September at the Otara Town Centre from 10 am until 2 pm. More >>

Free community day kicks off Gambling Harm Awareness Week

Thursday, 1 September 2016, 4:28 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

A free community day is being held on Saturday 3 September at Linwood Avenue Primary School from 10 am – 2 pm, to kick off Gambling Harm Awareness Week for 2016. More >>

Wellington festival kicks off Gambling Harm Awareness Week

Friday, 26 August 2016, 11:11 am | Problem Gambling Foundation

A free community festival is being held on Saturday 3 September on Cuba Mall from 11am – 3pm, kicking off Gambling Harm Awareness Week for 2016. More >>

Is It Right? to fund community groups from pokies

Tuesday, 2 August 2016, 11:53 am | Problem Gambling Foundation

A new campaign is asking people #Is It Right? to fund community groups from pokies when they cause so much harm. The #Is It Right? campaign has been launched by the Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand (PGF) to encourage people to have their ... More >>

Problem Gambling Foundation CEO resigns

Wednesday, 27 July 2016, 2:56 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

Problem Gambling Foundation CEO resigns After eight and a half years at the helm Graeme Ramsey will step down as CEO of the Problem Gambling Foundation (PGF) in January. “This has been a momentous but also deeply satisfying role. It has been an honour ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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