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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.
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.
CHRISTCHURCH — The Problem Gambling Foundation congratulates the Christchurch City Council for retaining its ‘sinking lid’ policy on pokies.
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.
Auckland's SkyCity Casino will be the venue for a different sort of wedding on Gamblefree Day, Thursday 1 September at 12 noon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Over 220 restaurants around New Zealand are offering a discount for diners in support of Gamblefree Day on Wednesday 1 September.
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.
The final Australian Productivity Commission report on gambling released yesterday shows Australia and New Zealand are aligned in their approaches to gambling.
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.
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.
The Problem Gambling Foundation is delighted the Maori Party’s Gambling Harm Reduction Bill submitted for ballot addresses the big issues around problem gambling.
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.
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.
The Problem Gambling Foundation supports a recent New Zealand Law Journal article that recommends a review of the distribution of electronic gaming machine funds.
The latest figures released by the Ministry of Health indicate a dramatic increase in the number of people seeking help for problem gambling.
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.
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.
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.
PORIRUA — Hundreds of Porirua residents are having their say to make sure no more pokie machines are brought into their community.
Mapu Maia, the new Pacific Unit at the Problem Gambling Foundation, was officially launched at a special event held yesterday in Auckland.
Pokie spending dropped nearly 10% for the first quarter of this year according to the Department of Internal Affairs.
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.
New Zealand will be the home of a new world record at Midday, Wednesday 22 April, 2009.
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.
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.
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.
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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