Gambling Harm National Forum 2017

Ministry infrastructure services are currently planning for a national forum in the first quarter of 2017. To help kick start the planning, take the poll on whether we need to include an awards evening. Take the Poll

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Regional training forums

May and June have been busy for NCS with three out of our four regional training forums being completed. This week the South Island forum was held in Christchurch, and next week completes this round of forums with our last training in Porirua. Each two-day forum was unique with a mixture of national and local presentations and workforce development workshops. The national presentations included Grant Hewison, a specialist lawyer in local government law, presenting on local territorial authorities responsibilities under the Gambling Act, Richard Taylor AKA ‘the new Derick’ and Eileen Campbell...

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A plane flying into the distance

Have you ever traveled on a Red-Eye flight?

A quick trip to Wellington from Auckland saw me red-eyed and bushy-tailed, as a delegate to the Wellington Addictions Leadership Day on Thursday 17th March 2016. Up at the crack of dawn to snag a Jetstar flight scheduled for 5.20am, meant arriving at the airport for check-in 2hrs beforehand, just enough time to grab a bite to eat and find a seat for the days agenda. The day was action packed and filled to the brim with interesting speakers. Naturally, I was on the lookout for fellow gambling harm colleagues, then to my pleasant surprise, I met up with Netini Vaeau; Tupu Alcohol, Drugs &...

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2016 IGC : Pre-Conference Indigenous Workshop

Since the 2016 International Gambling Conference (2016 IGC) in held 8-10 February 2016 at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) in Auckland, there have been moments of great insight to the notion of building a ‘knowledge economy’. It’s had me thinking about the way in which we share and exchange knowledge or intelligences both from person to person and culture to culture. The indigenous pre-conference workshop explored a range of topics to enhance ‘indigenous ways of knowing’ something that has become known more as the ‘knowledge economy’. Each indigenous speaker added to the collection of...

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