Gambling Harm Awareness Week

The theme of this year's Gambling Harm Awareness week (4 - 10 September 2017) is "Whānau Fun - we can beat gambling harm together."

Free family-friendly events near you:

- these events include a Whānau Fun 360° photo/virtual reality experience. Show us what fun looks like in your family!

Where When Place Event name Brought to you by
Christchurch Sat 2 Sept 9am - 12pm Linwood Avenue Primary School GambleFree Comunity Day Problem Gambling Foundation and Salvation Army Oasis
Wellington Tues 5 Sept 6:30pm - 9pm Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision It's Not a Game - Documentary / Movie Problem Gambling Foundation
Wellington Thu 7 Sept 6pm - 8pm Pacific Island Presbyterian Church Free Whānau Fun Event Salvation Army Oasis
Wellington Fri 8 Sept 12:15pm - 1:30pm Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision It's Not a Game - Documentary / Movie Problem Gambling Foundation
Palmerston North Sat 9 Sept 10am - 3pm Pasifika Centre, Bill Brown Park Whānau Time - Free Family Fun Day Best Care Whakapai Hauora and Nga Tai o Te Awa 
Hamilton Wed 6 Sept 11:30am - 2pm Te Whānau Pūtahi, Fairfield Family Centre, 37 Oxford st, Hamilton Free Community Lunch, Games and Giveaways Salvation Army Oasis
Hamilton Sat 9 Sept 6:30pm - 9:30pm Hamilton Night Market, K-Mart Hamilton Central Fun Night Out & Street Art Comp Salvation Army Oasis
Hastings Sat 16 Sept 10am - 3pm Hastings Blossom Parade Gamble Free Float and Whānau Fun Time Te Rangihaeata Oranga Trust - Hawkes Bay Gambling Services
West Auckland Mon 28 Aug 6pm - 8pm Massey Berean Fellowship Session Pasifika Ola Lelei Services, South Seas Healthcare Trust and Raukura Hauora O Tainui
South Auckland Sat 2 Sept 10am - 3pm Manukau Mall Spring breeze Pasifika Ola Lelei Services, South Seas Healthcare Trust and Raukura Hauora O Tainui
Auckland City Mon 4 Sept 4pm - 6pm 140 Hobson Street Boil Up at Auckland City Mission Problem Gambling Foundation
Takapuna Wed 6 Sept 1pm - 2pm Takapuna Library Presentation and interactive talks Problem Gambling Foundation
Otara Auckland Wed 6 Sept 2:30pm - 5:30pm Tupu Youth Library Otara Library Presentation and Ping-Pong Problem Gambling Foundation
Otara Auckland Thu 7 Sept 12pm - 2pm Otara Central Library Library Presentation Problem Gambling Foundation
Mangere Auckland Thu 7 Sept 10am - 2pm Mangere Town Centre Mangere Whānau Fun Day Raukura Hauora o Tainui, Southseas Healthcare Trust, Hapai Te Hauora Tainui, Salvation Army Oasis
Grey Lynn Auckland Sat 16 Sept 10am-2pm Vaine Mo'onia Methodist Church, 400 Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn Tongan Youth Song & Skit competition Mapu Maia
Papatoetoe Auckland Tue 19 Sept 10:30am - 12pm Papatoetoe Library Gambling Harm Talk Problem Gambling Foundation
Kaitaia Mon 4 Sept 5pm Kaitaia Cinema Free Movie Night: Forget the Ka-Ching, do the Family Thing  Nga Manga Puriri Trust - Northand Problem Gambling Services
Dargaville Wed 6 Sept 6pm Dargaville Cinema Free Movie Night: Forget the Ka-Ching, do the Family Thing Nga Manga Puriri Trust - Northland Problem Gambling Services
Whangarei Thu 7 Sept 6pm Whangarei Cinema Free Movie Night: Forget the Ka-Ching, do the Family Thing Nga Manga Puriri Trust - Northland Problem Gambling Services

Get involved on Facebook

Did you know that spending time with loved ones can help beat gambling harm? Whether it's going for a walk, sharing kai or exploring somewhere new, family members can make a huge difference.

Go to the Choice Not Chance Facebook page to find suggestions for fun family activities. You can also share your own whānau time experiences through comments and photos.

 

Download the Gambling Harm Awareness Week Digital Toolkit

Get key messages, Facebook promo tips, social media image assets, custom email signature templates, and more digital goodies!
 

 

About Gambling Harm Awareness Week

Gambling is a popular form of entertainment, but it can have unwanted consequences that can damage relationships, whānau, finances and hopes for the future.

These local events, combined with the Choice Not Chance Facebook promotion, are part of a national effort to:

  1. Raise awareness of gambling harm in New Zealand.
  2. Provide positive ways for people to help those they are concerned about.

Evidence shows that spending time with your loved one and sharing rewarding activities together is a powerful way to protect them from further harm.

Throughout the week people will be asked to prioritise whānau time over gambling.