Welcome note from Maria

This has been an unprecedented time in our history as a nation, and one that has affected all of our services across all sectors, and all service provision in particular. My thoughts at the moment are firmly placed on those of our workforce that are on the front lines of helping whānau and our communities through gambling addiction, and the family members that are exposed to the stress that new behaviours may bring about - in this escalated time of anxiety. Nga manaakitanga ki a koutou katoa, kia kaha, kia maia, kia manawanui, manawaroa. As the new National Coordinator for Prevention and...

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  • Art installation on the Hatea

Kia Tupato – Don’t gamble on our future

​Ngā Manga Puriri are proud to have helped beautify their town and have been instrumental in delivering a powerful piece of contemporary art, in conjunction with raising the profile of their organisation and awareness around problem gambling.

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Vacancy Gambling Caseworker - The Salvation Army Oasis Auckland

The Salvation Army Oasis is a well-established specialist service that has worked towards reducing petipeti whakararu (gambling harm) in Aotearoa New Zealand for over 25 years. Our free and confidential service is delivered by a team of passionate and qualified health professionals who seek to support and empower individuals, whanau and communities to develop healthy and fulfilling lifestyles, free from gambling harm. A vacancy has become available within The Salvation Army Oasis Auckland for a full-time Gambling Caseworker (40 hours per week). This role will be based at a range of Salvation...

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SkyCity Hamilton Submission Hearing

“Stop this! It is not good for our whānau, hapū and iwi.” Last year the Gambling Commission held a public hearing for the application from SkyCity to swap three Black Jack tables for 60 pokie machines, at this public hearing, Te Kohao Health were present. SkyCity have filed four applications with the Commission to bring more gaming machines into the casino, which is the first time this has ever happened. We are concerned that if the Commission approves the swap of tables for pokies they (SkyCity) may apply to do it in all their other casinos. Ministry of Health reported that 16.7% of Māori...

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