• Ben Tafau

Gambling Harm Awareness Week Profile

This month we caught up with Ben Tafau, from Te Hiringa Hauora, to korero about Gambling Harm Awareness Week (GHAW) and the development of this year's campaign. Ko wai koe? No hea koe? Talofa lava, kia ora koutou, my name is Ben Tafau and I’m the Acting Manager for the Minimising Gambling Harm Programme at Te Hiringa Hauora Health Promotion Agency. I’m originally from Tokoroa in the South Waikato, but have spent most of my adult life in Wellington where I currently live. What is your role within the Problem Gambling space? As the Acting Manager for the Minimising Gambling Harm programme, my...

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The Responsible Gambler

During Gamble Harm Awareness week, I attended a Problem Gambling Foundation (PGF) event held at the Auckland City Mission. The Auckland City Mission established in 1820 has a solid reputation of caring for those that have found either themselves homeless, rough sleeping, isolated elderly, dealing with addiction, living with mental health issues, and struggling to feed their family due to an unexpected crisis.

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