August 22, 2018
Māori views sought on gambling harm
Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa wants to hear from Māori on a refreshed strategy to prevent and minimise gambling harm.
Up to one in five New Zealand adults are affected at some time in their lives, either by their own gambling or the gambling of others, including disproportionate numbers of Māori and Pasifika.
The ministry has an obligation under the Gambling Act (2003) to have a strategy that includes measures to promote public health; services to treat and assist problem gamblers and their whānau; an independent scientific research on the social and economic impacts of gambling.
There will be 10 public and industry meetings over the next fortnight, including a Māori consultation meeting next Wednesday afternoon at the Holiday Inn Airport Oaks in Mangere.
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