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About the Gaming Machine Association of New Zealand

The Gaming Machine Association of New Zealand (GMANZ) is an Incorporated Society representing the gaming machine sector in New Zealand. GMANZ have developed this resource to highlight facts about the industry, statistics and stories about the community benefits of funding given by gaming machine societies.

About Class 4 Gambling

Class 4 Gaming Machines, or pokies, are administered by The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) a New Zealand Government Department. DIA is responsible for ensuring that gaming machines are operated within the laws. 

Class 4 Gambling is defined by DIA as:

  • Any activity that involves the use of a gaming machine outside a casino
  • May be run only by a corporate society and only to raise money for authorised purposes.

Authorised purposes include charities, community organisations, arts, cultural, clubs, sports, and health.

100% of Gaming machine trusts profits are returned to the community.

Community Good

First Health and Wellness

16/06/2021

Source: Trust House

Health & Fitness first

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Community-led Science Education

26/05/2021

Source: Trust House

House of Science Wairarapa Charitable Trust is a community-led provider of innovative science education services. We provide quality...

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Getting kids active

07/05/2021

Source: The Lion Foundation

The Lion Foundation has supported Get Kids Active Charitable Trust since 2014.

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Hearing for the first time

15/02/2021

Source: Lion Foundation

Imagine hearing the sound of your voice for the first time in 40 years. That's the experience of Ricky McLeod who has undergone a...

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Wairarapa Dragon Boat Club

18/01/2021

Source: Trusthouse

The Trust House Foundation has supported the Wairarapa Dragon Boat Club since 2010.

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Supporting the Barnardos vision

15/01/2021

Source: Lion Foundation

The Lion Foundation gets behind the Barnardos vision of an Aotearoa where every child shines bright.

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A new roof for Raukokare Anglican Church

A new roof for Raukokare Anglican Church

09/12/2020

Source: Lion Foundation

The Anglican Church of Raukokare Restoration and Preservation Trust with help from the Lion Foundation were able to re-roof the...

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Music therapy changes lives

12/10/2020

Source: Lion Foundation

Since 2004 Raukatauri Music Therapy Trust has helped individuals with special needs communicate and express themselves through music.

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Spreading the joy of reading

03/09/2020

Source: GMANZ

The Lion Foundation has a long standing relationship with Alan Duff Charitable Foundation. They distribute books to decile 1-4...

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He Waka Tuia - Museum for Invercragill

14/08/2020

Source: Stuff

With the support of local community trusts, the ILT Foundation and The Southern Trust, He Waka Tuia will open in Invercargill in...

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Mentoring ignites the power of young people in Hawkes Bay

12/07/2020

Source: GMANZ

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hawke’s Bay provides professionally supported, one-to-one mentor relationships to children aged 6 – 12...

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StarJam - assisting young Kiwis unleash their full potential

25/06/2020

The Southern Trust has supported StarJam Charitable Trust since 2002 for operating costs for their Christchurch office and salary of...

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Mobility Assistance Dogs increase independence

28/05/2020

The impact of the onset of a disability, is dramatic, and it’s hard for most of us to visualise ourselves being in this position. Our...

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The Huntly Volunteer Fire Brigade

Foundation support replaces a fire support vehicle

08/04/2020

Huntly Volunteer Fire Brigade received a $28,728 grant from The Lion Foundation to replace their 21 year old support vehicle.

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Hora Hora Primary School compete at Kapa Haka

Grant helps Hora Hora Primary School compete at Kapa Haka

26/02/2020

Source: Lion Foundation

Hora Hora Primary School in Whangarei were very excited to have their tamariki perform at the national Kapa Haka championships.

The...

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Lego play among services offered by Autism New Zealand

Lego play among services offered by Autism New Zealand

25/02/2020

Source: ILT Foundation

The ILT Foundation provided Autism New Zealand, Invercargill branch with a grant of $5000 towards the salary costs of the Southland...

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Mt Wellington Playcentre

Invaluable improvement to Mt Wellington Playcentre

04/02/2020

Source: GMANZ

The children at Mt Wellington Playcentre now have a much improved play area thanks to the grant from Mt Wellington Foundation.

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Otago Medical Research Foundation's Summer Scholarship Programme

21/01/2020

Source: GMANZ

Contributing to a medical fund that makes a difference is awesome, but so too is supporting an initiative that nurtures young people...

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Te Araroa Trail's final section set to be completed

21/12/2019

Source: Stuff

Te Araroa Trail's final section set to be completed

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2018 Community Distribution

18/12/2019

Source: GMANZ

Class 4 Gaming proceeds are returned to the community. Proceeds from 32 societies operating in the Class 4 gamning sector in the 2018...

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2017 Community Distribution

01/12/2019

Source: GMANZ

Class 4 Gaming proceeds are returned to the community. Proceeds from 32 societies operating in the Class 4 gamning sector in the 2017...

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Welcome spruce up for favourite beach retreat

27/11/2019

After decades of nurturing young people, Waimanaaki at Riversdale Beach is getting some timely TLC of its own.

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Howzat for good female cricket numbers!

25/10/2019

For a sport that prides itself on ‘stats’, Wairarapa Cricket Association can lay claim to some seriously impressive figures.

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Family Fun Time Event This Saturday

06/09/2019

Source: whatsoninvers

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Olympic Ambassador Programme inspires school children

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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Thames High School

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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Middlemore Foundation

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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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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Jubilee Budget Advisory Service

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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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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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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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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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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Splash Palace swimming lessons

04/02/2019

Splash Palace Aquatic Centre is Invercargill’s main public swimming complex.  It provides indoor pool facilities for learn to swim...

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Invercargill Rock ‘n’ Roll Club

04/02/2019

Invercargill Rock ‘n’ Roll Club has about 200 members, 140 of which are junior members, making it the club with the largest junior...

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Shakespeare in the Park Charitable Trust presents The Messy Magic Adventure

04/02/2019

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

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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

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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Big Buddy scheme

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 BMX track

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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Panaman Road School benefit from a Gaming Society Grant

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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Netball Wairarapa

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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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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Paeroa Basketball Association

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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St Chads Rotorua

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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Hamilton Science Awards Trust

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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NZCT Whanganui Sailing Club grant

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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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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Ohinemutu Kapa Haka Inc

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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Manukau Diwali Festival

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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Air Rescue Services

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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Talking books for the blind

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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Bay of Plenty gymnastics

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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Tauranga Jazz Festival

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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Te Aroha BMX track

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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StarJam in Auckland

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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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