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Problem Gambling Foundation

New Zealand

Member since: 16 August 2007
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Our mission is to eliminate harm caused by gambling by providing free counselling and support throughout New Zealand for individuals and families. The Foundation is committed to health promotion that contributes to more responsible gambling through ... community education and development the development of regulations and standards Counselling is free of charge to the gambler, their family and others affected by problem gambling. 

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Friday, 5 July 2013
Gambling 11:54AM
Problem gambling service providers call on Te Ururoa Flavell to withdraw bill

Service providers and academics have now considered the Select Committee report to parliament and the changes proposed to Te Ururoa Flavell’s Gambling (Gambling Harm Reduction) Amendment Bill.


Thursday, 23 February 2012
Gambling 4:02PM
Christchurch City Council to retain sinking lid on pokies

CHRISTCHURCH — The Problem Gambling Foundation congratulates the Christchurch City Council for retaining its ‘sinking lid’ policy on pokies.


Monday, 13 February 2012
Gambling 3:01PM
International Gambling Conference 2012

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


Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Gambling 4:52PM
Big Cig to marry pokie machine at SkyCity on Gamblefree Day

Auckland's SkyCity Casino will be the venue for a different sort of wedding on Gamblefree Day, Thursday 1 September at 12 noon.


Friday, 26 August 2011
Gambling 5:42PM
Hip Hop Rapper Scribe at Gamblefree Day Waka on the Waitemata event

AUCKLAND CITY — 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.


Monday, 13 June 2011
Gambling 12:27PM
Convention centre at what cost to Auckland?

AUCKLAND CITY — 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.


Wednesday, 20 April 2011
Gambling 3:11PM
Communities getting bare minimum from pokie trusts

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.


Tuesday, 21 December 2010
Gambling 3:13PM
Lottery tickets and scratch cards are not good stocking stuffers

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.


Wednesday, 25 August 2010
Food 4:26PM
Restaurants offering discount on Gamblefree Day

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


Tuesday, 24 August 2010
Gambling 12:18PM
Something for everyone on Gamblefree Day

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.


Thursday, 24 June 2010
Gambling 9:53AM
Australia and New Zealand aligned in approach to gambling

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


Monday, 21 June 2010
Gambling 2:56PM
SkyCity continues to profit from crime

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.


Thursday, 17 June 2010
Gambling 9:18AM
Far North District Council has ignored public opinion about pokies

NORTHLAND — 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.


Friday, 4 June 2010
Gambling 1:11PM
Maori Party Bill to put communities in control of pokies

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


Monday, 31 May 2010
Gambling 3:02PM
Penalty is only a slap on the hand

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.


Thursday, 6 May 2010
Gambling 3:25PM
PGF demands prosecutions and trustees to repay money

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.


Tuesday, 4 May 2010
Gambling 11:25AM
Enquiry into gaming trusts long overdue

The Problem Gambling Foundation supports a recent New Zealand Law Journal article that recommends a review of the distribution of electronic gaming machine funds.


Thursday, 29 April 2010
Gambling 2:28PM
A big increase in the number of people seeking help for problem gambling

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


Tuesday, 30 March 2010
Gambling 11:57AM
Casino will have a high social cost to the people of Samoa

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.


Monday, 29 March 2010
Gambling 4:35PM
Alignment of gambling venue policies not considered by Auckland City Council

AUCKLAND CITY — 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.


Wednesday, 24 March 2010
Finance 12:48PM
Problem Gambling Foundation says crackdown on loan sharks well overdue

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.


Monday, 15 February 2010
Gambling 11:58AM
People of Porirua speak out against pokies in their community

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


Wednesday, 10 February 2010
Gambling 9:10AM
New Pacific Unit launched at 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.


Thursday, 23 April 2009
Gambling 9:10AM
Pokie spend drops - a reason to cheer?

Pokie spending dropped nearly 10% for the first quarter of this year according to the Department of Internal Affairs.


Wednesday, 22 April 2009
Gambling 7:03AM
New Zealand will be the home of a new world record at 12.00pm, Wednesday 22 April, 2009 (NZ Time)

Supporting the Problem Gambling Foundation, Alastair Galpin has been suspended 18 metres above the ground living in a cage for the last 20 days, busily conducting radio interviews with stations in New Zealand and around the globe and counting down to 100 - 100 Radio Interviews Suspended in a Cage, a new Record Holders' Republic Title.


Tuesday, 21 April 2009
Gambling 4:19PM
New Zealand is setting a record - 24 hours to get it over the line

New Zealand will be the home of a new world record at Midday, Wednesday 22 April, 2009.


Gambling 7:48AM
Suspended cage-man about to come back to earth

MANUKAU CITY — Mad Al Galpin is aiming to go 21 days suspended in a cage from an Auckland Cranes truck-crane at Rainbow's End, New Zealand.


Wednesday, 8 April 2009
News 9:29AM
Caged man has two weeks to go

AUCKLAND — For prolific world record breaker Alastair Galpin, suspended in a cage outside Rainbow's End theme park, it's one week up and two to go.


Tuesday, 31 March 2009
Gambling 2:02PM
Caged man to 'take a poke at the pokies'

He's Downunder's most prolific record-breaker having notched up 38 Guinness World Records in what can only be described as a very curious career.


Monday, 30 March 2009
News 3:54PM
Caged man to 'take a poke at the pokies'

AUCKLAND — He's Downunder's most prolific record-breaker having notched up 38 Guinness World Records in what can only be described as a very curious career.


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