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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 >>

International Gambling Conference 2012

Monday, 13 February 2012, 3:04 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

The 4th International Gambling Conference is being held at Auckland’s Crowne Plaza Hotel from Wednesday 22 February to Friday 24 February 2012. More >>

No surprise pokie spending up in Canterbury

Thursday, 26 January 2012, 3:27 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

The Problem Gambling Foundation says the national increase in spending on pokies could have been driven by the rise in spending in Christchurch and nearby regions, which accounted for over 50 percent of the total increase. More >>

Children going hungry because of pokies

Tuesday, 24 January 2012, 4:36 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

The Problem Gambling Foundation says more needs to be done to stop children in the Far North going hungry because their parents are spending money playing on the pokies. More >>

Gamblefree Day--1 September 2011

Wednesday, 31 August 2011, 3:42 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

Tomorrow, Thursday 1 September, is Gamblefree Day. More >>

Young Poets Express their Feelings in Gamblefree Day Poetry

Wednesday, 31 August 2011, 3:33 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

Poetry competition won by a 15-year-old entrant in the Gamblefree Day poetry competition run by Mapu Maia, the Problem Gambling Foundation’s Pacific unit, and Radio Samoa. A prize giving ceremony will be held on Gamblefree Day, Thursday 1 September, at ... More >>

Young poets in Gamblefree Day poetry competition

Wednesday, 31 August 2011, 2:36 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

Mummy and daddy please choose me instead of gambling. Some days I go to school looking like a fool wanting some food. While you both go and feed the machines until they're full. I'm hungry for food and I’m hungry for your love. But all I get is none of ... More >>

Hip Hop Rapper Scribe at Gamblefree Day

Friday, 26 August 2011, 12:25 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

Hip Hop rapper Scribe will be part of the fun at the Waka on the Waitemata event being held on Gamblefree Day, Thursday 1 September at Orakei Water Sports at Auckland’s Okahu Landing. More >>

GamblefreeDay 2011 to be launched with Waka on the Waitemata

Wednesday, 17 August 2011, 12:30 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

This year’s Gamblefree Day on Thursday 1 September features a host of events and activities around the country and will be officially launched with ‘Waka on the Waitemata’ at Auckland’s Okahu Bay. More >>

Canterbury at high risk of problem gambling

Tuesday, 26 July 2011, 11:02 am | Problem Gambling Foundation

The Problem Gambling Foundation is concerned about the high risk of problem gambling in Canterbury. More >>

Convention centre at what cost to Auckland?

Monday, 13 June 2011, 12:38 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

While the Problem Gambling Foundation applauds the building of a convention centre in the heart of Auckland, it is concerned about the social impact of increasing the number of pokie machines and gambling tables at SkyCity Casino. More >>

Communities getting bare minimum from pokie trusts

Wednesday, 20 April 2011, 2:06 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

The Problem Gambling Foundation is questioning why many pokie trusts are unable to return to communities any more than the minimum amount of gaming machine proceeds that they are required to by law. Graeme Ramsey, Problem Gambling Foundation CEO, ... More >>

Killer Drugs on New Zealand Streets

Friday, 15 April 2011, 2:24 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

The National Society of Opioid Treatment Providers (NAOTP) says substitution treatment has been proven to save lives and reduce levels of crime. This comment is made in response to a 20/20 programme on the tragic case of two under-18-year-old boys who ... More >>

More Youth Seeking Help for Problem Gambling

Tuesday, 1 February 2011, 11:13 am | Problem Gambling Foundation

The Problem Gambling Foundation’s 2010 client statistics reveal an increase in the number of youth seeking help for problem gambling. The number of new clients aged under 25 seeking counselling from the Problem Gambling Foundation was 11.5% ... More >>

Lottery /scratch tickets are not good stocking stuffers

Tuesday, 21 December 2010, 1:13 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

With Christmas just around the corner, the Problem Gambling Foundation wants to remind parents that lottery tickets and scratch cards are not appropriate gifts for children. More >>

Richard Northey steps down as Chair of PGF Board

Tuesday, 7 December 2010, 11:00 am | Problem Gambling Foundation

After eight years as Chair of the Problem Gambling Foundation (PGF) Board, Richard Northey is stepping down to concentrate on his new role with Auckland Council after his recent election to its Governing Body. More >>

Survey shows what people really think about pokies

Monday, 8 November 2010, 5:11 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

Only 12 percent of respondents in a recent survey thought the responsibility for the distribution of gambling profits should remain with people who operate gambling activities, such as pokie trusts. More >>

It’s time to farewell pokie trusts

Thursday, 4 November 2010, 2:40 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

The Problem Gambling Foundation says now is the time to review the current system of distributing pokie funds through trusts, a system which continues to be abused. More >>

It’s time to put people before pokie machines

Wednesday, 3 November 2010, 11:41 am | Problem Gambling Foundation

The Problem Gambling Foundation says it is time to put people before pokie machines and that’s exactly what Te Ururoa Flavell’s Gambling Harm Reduction Bill proposes. More >>

Special event to launch Asian Family Services

Wednesday, 27 October 2010, 3:06 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

Asian Family Services at the Problem Gambling Foundation will be officially opened by Hon Pansy Wong, Minister for Ethnic Affairs, at a special event being held on Friday 29 October at 3.30pm at the Problem Gambling Foundation’s Auckland office. More >>