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zorah
#1 Posted : Thursday, 4 June 2009 11:15:00 a.m.(UTC)
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The New Zealand Government has announced funding for problem gambling services, research, resources and social marketing for the three years July 2007 - June 2010.

An average of NZ$18.6 million a year has been set aside.

Associate Minister for Health, Damien O'Connor said: "We know about the devastating effects of problem gambling on families, but we are still learning about what lies behind it and new research is vital. Data shows that more than 80 per cent of problem gamblers are not even aware that they have a problem, so the levy takes into account this unmet need.

"Government and organisations – including service providers and the gambling industry – must work together to successfully address gambling harm in the long term.”
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#2 Posted : Thursday, 4 June 2009 11:15:00 a.m.(UTC)
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Do you think they will fund the publication of my book on overcomming pokie addiction?
slidingreality
#3 Posted : Thursday, 4 June 2009 11:15:00 a.m.(UTC)
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Hi Zorah,

The New Zealand Ministry of Health does fund the production of resources, however this tends to be funded through current providers of problem gambling services like the Gambling Helpline or the Health Sponsorship Council. Publications of books such as the one you describe are less likely to be funded by the Ministry of Health. However you could try approaching them directly, the problem gambling team is based in the Wellington office of the Ministry of Health.

We at the helpline are always interested in how we can work with consumers or people affected by problem gambling to improve support. We already have two self-help booklets which may cover some of the areas that you have written about. One is for those who have directly experienced gambling problems, the other is for family members or others affected by the problem gambling behaviours. These are available by phoning the helpline in New Zealand on 0800 654 655 if you would like to compare them with your own. If you had any suggestions we would also be very interested and you could email us on info@gamblingproblem.co.nz.

I wish you success in your endeavours.

Regards,
Gambling Helpline New Zealand
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