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Olympic Ambassador Programme inspires school children

08/08/2019

Around 50,000 Kiwi school children have been inspired to ‘be the best they can be’ by Olympic athletes, thanks to a partnership between The Southern Trust and the New Zealand Olympic Committee.  

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New kākahu for Thames High School’s kapa haka group

01/08/2019

A NZCT grant of $10,000 has allowed students at Thames High to represent their school with pride at the recent Tainui Kapa Haka Regional Competition in Huntly.

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The Middlemore Foundation

01/08/2019

The Southern Trust have a longstanding relationship with the Middlemore Foundation for Health Innovation which supports and raises funds for the health services provided by Counties Manukau Health.

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Southland art showcased on world stage

25/07/2019

ILT Foundation supports Southland Art.

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Family fun and cycle safety in South receives support

17/07/2019

Supporting the well-being of Southland families is at the forefront of Plunket Invercargill’s programmes.

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GMANZ Represents the gaming machine sector in New Zealand. This is a resource for information, facts, statistics, and benefits to our communities.

Viewpoint NZ: Pokies ban

29/11/2018

Source: NZ Herald

Viewpoint NZ video covering the debate about pokie machines. GMANZs Bruce Robertson is interviewed at the 23 minute mark.

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Millions to the Community

18/05/2018

Source: GMANZ

In the 2016/17 year gaming machine grants delivered over $300 million to community organisations across New Zealand.

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Mitigating problem gambling

18/05/2018

Source: GMANZ

Gaming machine operators are serious about minimising harm to problem gamblers. This fact sheet explains the steps gaming machine...

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How does the Class 4 funding model work?

18/05/2018

Source: GMANZ

Our Class 4 gambling system is unique to New Zealand, with a proportion of the money gamblers lose being legally required to be...

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Where does gaming machine money go?

18/05/2018

Source: GMANZ

The money put into a gaming machine that is not returned to a player is called Gaming Machine Profits (GMP). GMP is distributed...

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How do pokie machines work?

18/05/2018

Source: GMANZ

By design, pokie machines take in more money than they give out and every spin is random. Machines and venues also contain...

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Guide to Pokies in New Zealand - DIA

30/10/2016

This guide describes how The Department of Internal Affairs regulates the electronic gaming machine sector in New Zealand.

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Gambling Harm Prevention & Minimisation Fact Sheet

30/08/2015

Source: DIA

This fact sheet describes what measures the The Gambling Act 2003 contains to minimise the harm caused to problem gamblers by pokies.

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Problem Gambling Fact Sheet

Source: NZCT

A fact sheet about problem gambling developed by the New Zealand Community Trust

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Community Good

Olympic Ambassador Programme inspires school children

08/08/2019

Source: The Southern Trust

Around 50,000 Kiwi school children have been inspired to ‘be the best they can be’ by Olympic athletes, thanks to a partnership...

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The Middlemore Foundation

01/08/2019

Source: The Southern Trust

The Southern Trust have a longstanding relationship with the Middlemore Foundation for Health Innovation which supports and raises...

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New kākahu for Thames High School’s kapa haka group

01/08/2019

Source: NZCT

A NZCT grant of $10,000 has allowed students at Thames High to represent their school with pride at the recent Tainui Kapa Haka...

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Southland art showcased on world stage

25/07/2019

Source: Southland Express

ILT Foundation supports Southland Art.

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Family fun and cycle safety in South receives support

17/07/2019

Source: GMANZ

Supporting the well-being of Southland families is at the forefront of Plunket Invercargill’s programmes.

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Swimming in Tairawhiti/Gisborne receives a big boost from NZCT

30/05/2019

Source: NZCT

Enterprise Swim Club and the wider Tairawhiti community will benefit from a new heat transfer system being installed at the club’s...

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Te Kura o Papatuanuku Wairarapa Earth School

08/05/2019

Source: GMANZ

Te Kura o Papatuanuku, Wairarapa Earth School was grateful to receive funding from Trust House to deliver the Wairarapa Science and...

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Community Groups receive more than $2.422 million

11/04/2019

Source: Scoop

294 community groups across New Zealand have recently received a share of $2.422 million in grants to support their work thanks to...

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Budgeting for a brighter future

09/04/2019

Source: GMANZ

Jubilee Budget Advisory Service is helping Southlanders to build financial capability and resilience thanks to a grant from ILT...

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Sport and leisure going great guns in Greytown

05/02/2019

The Greytown Community Sport & Leisure Society will continue to provide management support to a wide range of local sport and leisure...

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Calmer Canines in Masterton

05/02/2019

Noise proofing improves conditions for doggie residents and their human helpers at the Masterton SPCA,thanks to a $11,000 grant from...

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Safer rowing in Porirua harbour

05/02/2019

The Porirua Rowing Club was able to purchase a new safety boat thanks to a 10,000 grant from Trust House.

 

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All abilities aboard in Titahi Bay

05/02/2019

Sailors with disabilities in the Kāpiti, Mana and Horowhenua regions are now able to access a jetty that has the facilities they need...

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Shakespeare in the Park Charitable Trust presents The Messy Magic Adventure

04/02/2019

About Shakespeare in the Park Charitable Trust

Shakespeare in the Park Charitable Trust is the governing body of the annual...

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Splash Palace swimming lessons

04/02/2019

About Splash Palace Aquatic Centre

Splash Palace Aquatic Centre is Invercargill’s main public swimming complex.  It provides indoor...

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Invercargill Rock ‘n’ Roll Club

04/02/2019

About Invercargill Rock ‘n’ Roll Club 

Invercargill Rock ‘n’ Roll Club has about 200 members, 140 of which are junior members,...

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Pokie Proceeds: Building Strong Communities

19/12/2018

Source: DIA

This online booklet includes stories and tips on how best to apply for pokie grants. It showcases ten organisations which have used...

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Educational insights through waka ama

21/11/2018

Using waka ama, the traditional Māori outrigger canoe, as a tool to engage students in learning is an innovative approach from a...

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Buddies For Boys Without Dads

19/11/2018

More fatherless boys will be able to have a consistent, committed male mentor in their lives, thanks to support from the Trust House...

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Masterton BMXers back on track

15/11/2018

Source: GMANZ

The growing number of BMX riders in the Wairarapa will soon be gunning it on a refurbished track, thanks to a grant from the Trust...

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It’s playtime at Panama Road School

13/11/2018

The children of Panama Rd School now have a safe and fun playground to enjoy, thanks to a grant from the Mt Wellington Foundation.

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More “wow factor” for Wairarapa drag track

26/09/2018

Masterton Motorplex will soon boast track-side timing and lighting facilities befitting its status as one of the best drag race...

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Spitfires baseball club taking flight

19/09/2018

The Wairarapa Spitfires baseball teams will be kitted out in the club’s striking uniforms this season, thanks to a $5,000 grant from...

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World-class Netball in Wairarapa

01/09/2018

Wairarapa Netball’s upgraded facility now meets international standards thanks to funding from the Trust House Foundation.

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Mucking in at the Martinborough Marae

01/09/2018

Martinborough’s Hau Ariki Marae underwent a major makeover thanks to a substantial grant from the Trust House Foundation.

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Free support packs for those with a breast cancer diagnosis

01/09/2018

Free Step By Step guides for those who have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer.

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Seeing clearly now, in Wairarapa

01/09/2018

Source: GMANZ

Free eye tests for children in Wairarapa thanks to a $15,000 grant from the Trust House Foundation.

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Home Games Secured in Paeroa

27/07/2018

Young basketball players in Paeroa can continue to pursue their hoop dreams thanks to funding from NZCT.

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Things Going Swimmingly in Kai Iwi

27/07/2018

Source: NZCT

The Kai Iwi School pool is now leak-free and thanks to a grant from NZCT.

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Igniting students’ interest in science

25/07/2018

Students from Waikato’s low decile schools were introduced to the wonder of science and science learning, thanks to funding from One...

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Safer Sailing Lessons in Whanganui

25/07/2018

New motors for sailing club’s motorboats make lessons safer and more cost effective, thanks to funding from NZCT.

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Empowering people with intellectual disabilities

25/07/2018

Rotorua residents with intellectual disabilities have grasped the opportunity to enhance their life skills thanks to funding from One...

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Submission on Waikato District Council’s Gambling Venue Policy

24/07/2018

The Gaming Machine Association of New Zealand represents the vast majority of the gaming machine societies that operate in New...

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Air Rescue Saving Lives

23/07/2018

Seriously sick and injured people living in Canterbury and the West Coast can be airlifted to emergency treatment thanks to funding...

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Diwali Festival Lights Up Manukau

23/07/2018

The smooth operation of this dynamic community event was made possible by funding received from the First Sovereign Trust.

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New Costumes for Ōhinemutu Kapa Haka

23/07/2018

The Ōhinemutu Kapa Haka group’s new performance-enhancing poi, guitars and costumes were made possible by a $5,000 grant from One...

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Opening Books for The Blind

23/07/2018

More people who are blind or have low vision are able to read the books and magazines they love thanks to a $5,000 grant from Air...

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Spring in the Step of the Bay’s Gymnasts

22/07/2018

Gymnasts from all over the Bay of Plenty can develop their skills in a safe environment thanks to funding from NZCT.

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Jazzing up the Bay

16/07/2018

Tauranga locals and visitors from near and far were treated to a jazz festival of world-class standards thanks to funding from One...

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Oars Away for Wellington Girls

15/07/2018

Wellington Girls’ College rowers were able to participate in the biggest regatta of the year thanks to funding from One Foundation.

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Starting gate opens at Te Aroha BMX track

02/07/2018

Source: Grassroots Trust

BMX enthusiasts from as young as five years old will soon be barrelling around the new Te Aroha track, thanks to a $40,000 grant from...

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Music and Performance with StarJam

21/05/2018

Source: GMANZ

Young people with disabilities across the North Island are honing their musical performance skills in safer workshop spaces, thanks...

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Where does gaming machine money go?

18/05/2018

Source: GMANZ

The money put into a gaming machine that is not returned to a player is called Gaming Machine Profits (GMP). GMP is distributed...

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Millions to the Community

18/05/2018

Source: GMANZ

In the 2016/17 year gaming machine grants delivered over $300 million to community organisations across New Zealand.

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Smart kits for sharp players

02/05/2018

Wesley College’s rugby players are sporting rugby kits worthy of their success on the field, thanks to a grant from Grassroots Trust.

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Mount Wellington Amateur Swimming Club

01/05/2018

Mt Wellington Swimming Club members are making a splash at regional and national swim meets thanks partly to a $20,000 grant from...

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Boost for badminton in Hawke's Bay

01/05/2018

Badminton is thriving in Hawke’s Bay thanks to a grant from Grassroots Trust.

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New boat helps lifesavers save lives

Papamoa Beach surf lifesavers will be able to reach and rescue swimmers in trouble faster, thanks to a grant from Grassroots Trust.

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Wrap around care for seriously ill children and their families

Families with children who have a serious illness are able to access free nursing and counselling services, thanks to funding of more...

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Te Aroha and District Riding for the Disabled

NZCT awarded Te Aroha and District Riding for the Disabled (RDA) $10,000 to keep their current Head Coach. This full-time paid Head...

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Responsible Gambling

Encouraging Best Practice in Gambling

26/06/2019

Source: DIA

In a first of its kind, the Department of Internal Affairs has granted Hamilton-based Grassroots Trust [Grassroots] a three-year...

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New Zealand gaming industry unveils world-first facial recognition technology to help problem gamblers

21/05/2018

A world-first facial recognition system, to help problem gamblers by identifying people who are excluded from gaming venues, is being...

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Mitigating problem gambling

18/05/2018

Source: GMANZ

Gaming machine operators are serious about minimising harm to problem gamblers. This fact sheet explains the steps gaming machine...

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How do pokie machines work?

18/05/2018

Source: GMANZ

By design, pokie machines take in more money than they give out and every spin is random. Machines and venues also contain...

Read more

Gambling Harm Prevention & Minimisation Fact Sheet

30/08/2015

Source: DIA

This fact sheet describes what measures the The Gambling Act 2003 contains to minimise the harm caused to problem gamblers by pokies.

...
Read more

Problem Gambling Fact Sheet

Source: NZCT

A fact sheet about problem gambling developed by the New Zealand Community Trust

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Media Statement – Timaru District Gambling Venue Policy Review

18/10/2019

Source: GMANZ

Community Participation Urged in the Timaru District Council’s Upcoming Gaming Machine Policy Review

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Media Statement – Rangitikei District Gambling Venue Policy Review

16/10/2019

Source: GMANZ

$781,000 in Community Funding, 1 Problem Gambler Seeks Treatment: No Need to Impose New Restrictions in Rangitikei District’s...

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Sinking lid policies debated in Tasman

02/09/2019

Source: Stuff

Sinking lid policies debated in Tasman

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Media Statement - Tasman District Council Gambling Venue Policy Review

13/08/2019

Concern that Tasman District Council’s Proposed New Gambling Venue Policy Will Accelerate the Growth of Online Gambling

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Southland art showcased on world stage

25/07/2019

Source: Southland Express

ILT Foundation supports Southland Art.

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Media Statement - Invercargill City Gambling Venue Policy Review

17/07/2019

Source: GMANZ

Invercargill City Council Urged to Make an Evidence-Based Gambling Venue Policy Decision

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Encouraging Best Practice in Gambling

26/06/2019

Source: DIA

In a first of its kind, the Department of Internal Affairs has granted Hamilton-based Grassroots Trust [Grassroots] a three-year...

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Gaming policy change sought

15/06/2019

Source: Otago Daily Times

The Gaming Machine Association of New Zealand is asking the Southland District Council to modify the Southland district gambling...

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Media Statement - South Taranaki District Gambling Venue Policy Review

12/06/2019

Source: GMANZ

South Taranaki District Council Urged to Make an Evidence-Based Gambling Venue Policy Decision

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Media Statement - Southland District Gambling Venue Policy Review

12/06/2019

$1m in Community Funding, 1 Problem Gambler Seeks Treatment: Time to Change Southland District’s Gambling Venue Policy

The Southland...

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Latest Gaming Statistics reflect continued decline in Community Fund raising capacity

17/05/2019

Source: GMANZ

The latest Quarterly Gaming Statistics released by the DIA create an illusion that real funding availability for the community is...

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Media Statement - Whangarei District Gambling Venue Policy Review

15/05/2019

Source: GMANZ

Whangarei District Council Urged to Make an Evidence-Based Gambling Venue Policy Decision

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Media Statement - Wairarapa Gambling Venue Policy Review

01/05/2019

Source: GMANZ

Councils Urged to Make an Evidence-Based Gambling Venue Policy Decision

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Community Groups receive more than $2.422 million

11/04/2019

Source: Scoop

294 community groups across New Zealand have recently received a share of $2.422 million in grants to support their work thanks to...

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Public's views wanted on Western Bay gambling policy

05/04/2019

Source: NZ Herald

Sports clubs and community groups are being urged to have their say at the upcoming Western Bay of Plenty District Council gambling...

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Media Statement - Whakatane District Council Gambling Venue Policy Review

04/04/2019

Source: GMANZ

Community Participation Urged in the Whakatane District Council’s Upcoming Gaming Machine Policy Review

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Media Statement - Matamata-Piako District Council Gambling Venue Policy Review

29/03/2019

Source: GMANZ

Community Participation Urged in the Matamata-Piako District Council’s Upcoming Gaming Machine Policy Review

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Media Statement - Gisborne District Council Gambling Venue Policy Review

19/03/2019

Source: GMANZ

Community Participation Urged in the Gisborne District Council’s Upcoming Gaming Machine Policy Review

Sports clubs and community...

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Technology help for problem gamblers

13/03/2019

Source: Gisborne Herald

Facial recognition technology will be used to help problem gamblers from losing money in Gisborne pokie machines.

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Facial recognition technology to help problem gamblers

11/03/2019

Source: Scoop

New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT) has installed facial recognition technology at all six of its Gisborne gaming venues to help...

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Quarterly Stats Nov 2018 - Press Release

10/11/2018

Source: GMANZ

Keeping funding available on sustainable levels to community organisations across New Zealand is looking more secure, with a 3.4...

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Media Statement - Waitaki District Council Gambling Venue Policy Review

28/08/2018

Sports clubs and community groups are being urged to have their say at the upcoming Waitaki District Council gambling venue policy...

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Quarterly statistics press release 14 August 2018

14/08/2018

Quarterly statistics press release 14 August 2018 show more funds available for the community

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Media Statement - Waikato District Council Gambling Venue Policy Review

24/07/2018

For immediate release

Community Participation Urged in the Waikato District Council’s Upcoming Gaming Machine Policy Review

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Submission on Waikato District Council’s Gambling Venue Policy

24/07/2018

The Gaming Machine Association of New Zealand represents the vast majority of the gaming machine societies that operate in New...

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Media Statement - Selwyn District Council Gambling Venue Policy Review

15/06/2018

Source: GMANZ

Community Participation Urged in the Selwyn District Council’s Upcoming Gaming Machine Policy Review. Sports clubs and community...

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Community Participation Urged in the Grey District Council’s Upcoming Gaming Machine Policy Review

31/05/2018

Sports clubs and community groups are being urged to have their say at the upcoming Grey District...

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New Zealand gaming industry unveils world-first facial recognition technology to help problem gamblers

21/05/2018

A world-first facial recognition system, to help problem gamblers by identifying people who are excluded from gaming venues, is being...

Read more

Mitigating problem gambling

18/05/2018

Source: GMANZ

Gaming machine operators are serious about minimising harm to problem gamblers. This fact sheet explains the steps gaming machine...

Read more

Media Statement - Stratford District Council Gambling Venue Policy Review

21/03/2018

Source: GMANZ

Community Participation Urged in the Stratford District Council’s Upcoming Gaming Machine Policy Review. Sports clubs and community...

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Media Statement - South Waikato District Council Gambling Venue Policy Review

07/03/2018

Source: GMANZ

Community Participation Urged in the South Waikato District Council’s Upcoming Gaming Machine Policy Review. Sports clubs and...

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Hamilton City Council Gambling Venue Policy Review

05/03/2018

Source: GMANZ

Concerns raised with $17,000 of ratepayer money spent on premature gambling venue policy review. Hamilton City’s Gambling Venue...

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Media Statement - Marlborough District Council Gambling Venue Policy Review

08/12/2017

Source: GMANZ

Community Participation Urged in the Marlborough District Council’s Upcoming Gaming Machine Policy Review. Sports clubs and community...

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Landmark Australian case throws out pokie machine claims

In a landmark Australian court case, a federal judge has dismissed claims made under Australian Consumer Law that pokie machines were...

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