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Pub in Wainuiomata to pause pokies for a day during Gambling Harm Awareness Week

Tuesday, 27 August, 2019 - 14:34

The Fitzroy Tavern in Wainuiomata is pausing its pokies for a whole day during Gambling Harm Awareness Week (2-8 September), and is challenging other pubs and clubs to do the same.

Hamilton City Council raises bar with proposed 'gold standard' pokies policy

Wednesday, 29 May, 2019 - 09:55

The Problem Gambling Foundation (PGF) applauds Hamilton City Council on its proposed pokies policy and urges Hamiltonians to have their say.

Gambling Harm Awareness Week kicks off

Monday, 3 September, 2018 - 15:58

Gambling Harm Awareness Week (GHAW) kicks off today, providing an opportunity for increased awareness of problem gambling in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Pause the Pokies for Gambling Harm Awareness Week next week

Friday, 31 August, 2018 - 12:53

Diary reminder:

Pokies are being ‘paused’ in venues around the country in recognition of Gambling Harm Awareness Week

Pokies 'paused' in recognition of Gambling Harm Awareness Week

Tuesday, 21 August, 2018 - 14:26

Pubs and clubs from Bluff to Kaitaia will be ‘pausing their pokies’ for an hour during Gambling Harm Awareness Week, 3 - 9 September.

Community group disappointed over gambling policy decision

Tuesday, 10 July, 2018 - 15:03

Tokoroa community group, ‘Feed Families Not Pokies’ is disappointed that the South Waikato District Council recently voted to keep its existing gambling policy despite the majority of submitters favouring a strengthened sinking lid policy on pokie machines.

Hokianga Hotel 'puts people before profits'

Monday, 28 May, 2018 - 17:05

Last week the Rawene Masonic Hotel, situated in Northland, issued a notice on their Facebook page that they would be removing all gaming machines from their venue.

NZ gaming industry unveils world-first facial recognition technology

Friday, 25 May, 2018 - 09:33

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

Line-up of speakers for the 7th International Gambling Conference

Thursday, 1 February, 2018 - 14:07

An impressive line-up of renowned international and local speakers will feature at the 7th International Gambling Conference, being held at the Sir Paul Reeves Building at AUT University, 12 - 14 February 2018.

Councils urged to stop using funding from pokies

Thursday, 10 August, 2017 - 14:27

The Problem Gambling Foundation is calling on all territorial local authorities to follow the lead of Hamilton City Council which voted 8-3 to stop using money from pokies to fund projects.