Gamblefree day raises awareness of problem gambling

Press Release – Problem Gambling Foundation
Tomorrow, Saturday 1 September, is Gamblefree Day.

Auckland event:

Whanau Fun Day at Papakura Marae, 29 Hunua Road, Papakura, between 10am and 2pm.

The programme includes guest speakers Hon Judith Collins, Louise Nicholas and entertainment from hip-hop rapper Scribe, Tyree and local finalists of the Scribe With Us competition.

This event is in partnership with Te Ngira (the Problem Gambling Health Promoters’ Collective), Papakura Marae, the South Auckland Family Violence Prevention Network and Choice Not Chance.

Christchurch events:

Family fun day at Aranui High School, between 11am and 2pm including musical entertainment from Scribe With Us competition finalists. This event is hosted by the Problem Gambling Foundation, Salvation Army Oasis Centre and Pacific Island Evaluation.

Waimakariri: Bring a picnic to Rangiora Community Garden, 115 East Belt, between 11am and 2pm Enjoy music, face-painting, a walk in the garden, a sausage sizzle, and more.

Gamblefree Day is the major awareness-raising day for problem gambling in New Zealand.

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