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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 >>

Restaurants offering discount on Gamblefree Day

Wednesday, 25 August 2010, 3:32 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

Over 220 restaurants around New Zealand are offering a discount for diners in support of Gamblefree Day on Wednesday 1 September. More >>

Something for everyone on Gamblefree Day

Tuesday, 24 August 2010, 12:09 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

From street theatre with pokie machines being demolished in a puff of smoke, to restaurant dining discounts and community events, there is something for everyone on Gamblefree Day Wednesday 1 September. More >>

Australia, NZ aligned in approach to gambling

Thursday, 24 June 2010, 11:30 am | Problem Gambling Foundation

The final Australian Productivity Commission report on gambling released yesterday shows Australia and New Zealand are aligned in their approaches to gambling. More >>

SkyCity continues to profit from crime

Monday, 21 June 2010, 3:14 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

The Problem Gambling Foundation questions why SkyCity Casino continues to profit from the millions of dollars that finds its way into their coffers from criminal activity. More >>

Far North District Council ignores public opinion

Thursday, 17 June 2010, 10:32 am | Problem Gambling Foundation

The Problem Gambling Foundation says the Far North District Council has not listened to the community when considering the options for their three-yearly Gaming and TAB Venue Policy review. More >>

Maori Party Bill to put communities in control

Friday, 4 June 2010, 12:05 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

The Problem Gambling Foundation is delighted the Maori Party’s Gambling Harm Reduction Bill submitted for ballot addresses the big issues around problem gambling. More >>

Penalty is only a slap on the hand

Monday, 31 May 2010, 3:40 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

The Problem Gambling Foundation is not surprised that the Lion and Perry Foundations have now decided not to contest an Internal Affairs Department decision which will prevent them granting pokie funds to four Northern harness racing clubs in the future. More >>

Prosecutions and trustees must repay money

Thursday, 6 May 2010, 2:36 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

The Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand (PGF) says that the Gambling Commission’s decision to suspend the licences of two gaming machine trusts is not nearly enough. More >>

Big increase in people seeking help for addiction

Thursday, 29 April 2010, 3:40 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

The latest figures released by the Ministry of Health indicate a dramatic increase in the number of people seeking help for problem gambling. More >>

Casino will have a high social cost for Samoa

Tuesday, 30 March 2010, 11:50 am | Problem Gambling Foundation

The Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand says if plans to build a casino in Samoa go ahead, there will be a high social cost to local people. More >>

Aligning gambling venue policies not considered

Monday, 29 March 2010, 4:38 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

The Problem Gambling Foundation says Auckland City Council’s decision to adopt a different gambling venue policy from other regions in Auckland will not help the move towards the new Super City. More >>

Crackdown on loan sharks well overdue

Wednesday, 24 March 2010, 11:34 am | Problem Gambling Foundation

The Problem Gambling Foundation says Labour MP Carol Beaumont’s campaign to crackdown on loan sharks is long overdue but a step in the right direction. More >>

New research should inform gambling policy

Wednesday, 17 March 2010, 10:07 am | Problem Gambling Foundation

The Problem Gambling Foundation says all Councils should consider new research which has found that there is almost one new problem gambler for each additional pokie machine (electronic gaming machine) in a community. More >>

Comedian addresses problem gambling

Thursday, 25 February 2010, 9:33 am | Problem Gambling Foundation

Canadian stand-up comedian and therapeutic humourist, Paul Pringle, will be presenting at the 2010 International Gambling Conference being held at Auckland’s Crowne Plaza Hotel this week. More >>

Making pokies safer – we have the technology

Thursday, 18 February 2010, 10:00 am | Problem Gambling Foundation

Smart cards and pre-commitment systems for gaming machines could be the answer to making pokies safer, and the technology already exists. More >>

People of Porirua speak out against pokies in thei

Monday, 15 February 2010, 11:55 am | Problem Gambling Foundation

Hundreds of Porirua residents are having their say to make sure no more pokie machines are brought into their community. More >>

New Pasifika Problem Gambling Service Launched

Wednesday, 10 February 2010, 9:56 am | Problem Gambling Foundation

Mapu Maia, the new Pacific Unit at the Problem Gambling Foundation, was officially launched at a special event held yesterday in Auckland. More >>

Pacific Unit Set Up At Problem Gambling Foundation

Wednesday, 10 February 2010, 9:55 am | Problem Gambling Foundation

Mapu Maia, the new Pacific Unit at the Problem Gambling Foundation, was officially launched at a special event held yesterday in Auckland. Over 50 people attended the celebration including representatives from Pasifika community groups, Ministry of ... More >>

South Island regions bucking the trend on pokies

Thursday, 4 February 2010, 2:11 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

Pokie spend in the country’s 1500 pubs and clubs may have decreased over the last year, but that is not the case in some South Island regions. More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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