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Gambling Harm Awareness Week 2021

Monday 30 August marks the start of Gambling Harm Awareness week (GHAW).

The focus for 2021 is on the Safer Gambling Aotearoa brand and new kōrero message.

Having that first conversation about gambling can be scary. If you’re worried about your gambling or someone else’s, try to kōrero with someone you trust or reach out to one of our confidential, FREE support services. We’re here to offer you guidance and support.

A GHAW resource pack has been produced and will be sent to PMGH providers to support their local GHAW initiatives.

GHAW will be supported with national promotion of social media messages celebrating the brand, online safety and a focus on kōrero.

What's on

Gambling Harm Awareness Week activities across Aotearoa

Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19 communities may choose to postpone or not to hold events for Gambling Harm Awareness Week 2021. We will be updating this section as information becomes available.

National
Activity

GHAW10 – daily posting of a short video with 10 questions that raise awareness about gambling harm in Aotearoa NZ

When

GHAW

Place

PGF Group social media

Brought to you by

PGF Group

Northland
Activity

Kia Tupato - Don’t gamble on our future

Place

Salvation Army Whangarei Centre

Brought to you by

Nga Manga Puriri

Tāmaki Makaurau
Activity

AFS lucky draw campaign

Description

AFS will be running a lucky draw campaign with a series of questionnaires that help participants understand the harmful gambling signs and minimise gambling harm services provided to Indian communities through IndianWeekender and FB in English and Hindi languages.

When

GHAW

Place

Media campaign

Brought to you by

Asian Family Services

Activity

Te Utu

When

Postponed

Place

Te Puke ō Tara Community Centre

Brought to you by

Hāpai Te Hauora

Activity

Weave your way to wellbeing

When

GHAW

Place

Social media (The Salvation Army Oasis and TSA NZ Facebook pages and Instagram etc.) and at participating family stores around Aotearoa

Brought to you by

The Salvation Army Oasis

Activity

Alofa Korero Family Fun Day

When

Postponed

Place

Mangere Town Centre Mall

Activity

Everyday Heroes

When

GHAW

Place

Online – Mapu Maia Facebook and Mapu Maia website

Brought to you by

Mapu Maia

Activity

Kai & Korero

When

NA

Place

The Alexander or Pacific Cultural Centre

Brought to you by

Otara Ahi Kaa & PGF Services

Activity

United Church of Tonga (UCT) Addictions and Mental Health youth Camp.

When

23/10/2021

Place

Taufa’ahau Church, Mangere East, Auckland

Brought to you by

United Church of Tonga & Mapu Maia

Hastings
Activity

Kawakawa Workshops

When

NA

Place

Te Rangihaeata Oranga, Hastings

Hāwera
Activity

Waiata Composition

When

26/11/21-28/11/21

Place

TSB Hub, Hāwera

Brought to you by

Tui Ora

Whanganui
Activity

Kai cookoff

When

NA

Place

Te Wharekura o Tūpoho and Te Kura a Iwi o Kokohuia

Brought to you by

Ngā Tai o te Awa Trust

Wellington
Activity

AFS lucky draw campaign

Description

AFS will be running a lucky draw campaign with a series of questionnaires that help participants understand the harmful gambling signs and minimise gambling harm services provided to Asian communities through Social Media (FB) and ethnic media (Korea Post, New Zealand Times – Korean and WeChat) in English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese languages.

When

GHAW

Place

Media campaign

Brought to you by

Asian Family Services

Activity

Rainbow voices being heard regarding gambling

Place

Wellington Boys & Girls Institute Inc.3 MacDonald Crescent, Te Aro

Brought to you by

PGF Services

Christchurch
Activity

Weave your way to wellbeing

When

GHAW

Place

Social media (The Salvation Army Oasis and TSA NZ

Facebook pages and Instagram etc.) and at participating family stores around Aotearoa


Brought to you by

The Salvation Army Oasis

Activity

‘Spice of Life’ Community Event and Gala Day

When

20/11/2021

Place

The Phillipstown Hub, Phillipstown

Brought to you by

PGF Services

Region
Activity
When
Place
Brought to you by
National

GHAW10 – daily posting of a short video with 10 questions that raise awareness about gambling harm in Aotearoa NZ

GHAW

PGF Group social media

Northland

Kia Tupato - Don’t gamble on our future

Salvation Army Whangarei Centre

Tāmaki Makaurau

AFS lucky draw campaign

AFS will be running a lucky draw campaign with a series of questionnaires that help participants understand the harmful gambling signs and minimise gambling harm services provided to Indian communities through IndianWeekender and FB in English and Hindi languages.

GHAW

Media campaign

Tāmaki Makaurau

Te Utu

Postponed

Te Puke ō Tara Community Centre

Tāmaki Makaurau

Weave your way to wellbeing

GHAW

Social media (The Salvation Army Oasis and TSA NZ Facebook pages and Instagram etc.) and at participating family stores around Aotearoa

Tāmaki Makaurau

Alofa Korero Family Fun Day

Postponed

Mangere Town Centre Mall

Tāmaki Makaurau

Everyday Heroes

GHAW

Online – Mapu Maia Facebook and Mapu Maia website

Tāmaki Makaurau

Kai & Korero

NA

The Alexander or Pacific Cultural Centre

Otara Ahi Kaa & PGF Services

Tāmaki Makaurau

United Church of Tonga (UCT) Addictions and Mental Health youth Camp.

23/10/2021

Taufa’ahau Church, Mangere East, Auckland

United Church of Tonga & Mapu Maia

Hastings

Kawakawa Workshops

NA

Te Rangihaeata Oranga, Hastings

Hāwera

Waiata Composition

26/11/21-28/11/21

TSB Hub, Hāwera

Whanganui

Kai cookoff

NA

Te Wharekura o Tūpoho and Te Kura a Iwi o Kokohuia

Wellington

AFS lucky draw campaign

AFS will be running a lucky draw campaign with a series of questionnaires that help participants understand the harmful gambling signs and minimise gambling harm services provided to Asian communities through Social Media (FB) and ethnic media (Korea Post, New Zealand Times – Korean and WeChat) in English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese languages.

GHAW

Media campaign

Wellington

Rainbow voices being heard regarding gambling

Wellington Boys & Girls Institute Inc.3 MacDonald Crescent, Te Aro

Christchurch

Weave your way to wellbeing

GHAW

Social media (The Salvation Army Oasis and TSA NZ

Facebook pages and Instagram etc.) and at participating family stores around Aotearoa


Christchurch

‘Spice of Life’ Community Event and Gala Day

20/11/2021

The Phillipstown Hub, Phillipstown

Help spread the word

Resources are available to support your GHAW activities and help promote the new kōrero message, in your communities.

Instructions for use

Printed single-sided, full colour, A4 or A3, formatted for standard office printers.

There are two poster variations (Me kōrero tātou and Tatou Talanoa).

These posters are designed with a direct call-to-action to contact a FREE support service. The posters can be used in a range of settings to prompt people to do this.

There is a blank white space at the bottom of the posters for your service to write your contact details. The pdf is editable when opened in Acrobat reader, so you can type directly into them before printing, or print and write it by hand in the space.

Social Media Post

Here are two posts already prepared that you can use on your Facebook page. You may wish to change the post text to suit your organisation and your audience, and include links to your service rather than the Safer Gambling Aotearoa website.

Instructions for use

If you have Facebook, you can use either of these posts to help promote the message and engage with your community.

The creative content is designed to be easily shared on social media. Help spread the word by linking to and sharing any of the content from these pages. If you’re creating your own posts, feel free to tag @SaferGamblingAotearoa and use #Mekōrerotātou and #TatouTalanoa to connect with us.

Brand Launch Video

Instructions for user

You are welcome to share the story behind the brand Safer Gambling Aotearoa

Safer Gambling Aotearoa Wallet Leaflet

Safer Gambling Aotearoa T-shirts

Instructions for use

These t-shirts have been designed for PMGH service staff to wear at events or presentations. They invite conversations and increase Safer Gambling Aotearoa brand awareness.

We have only ordered a specific number of these, therefore it will be up to your service how you make these last. Once you have run out, there are unfortunately no more at this stage.

Related information

Check out these other pages for safer gambling support and guidance.

PMGH Sector Support

Te Hiringa Hauora is proud to announce the new brand, Safer Gambling Aotearoa. After almost a year of extensive research and working alongside our audience, we’ve created a Māori and Pasifika lead approach to minimising gambling harm within our communities.


Read on to see how you can help support this important kaupapa.

Find out more

Help and support

There’s absolutely no shame in asking for help. In fact, it shows strength and determination to take control.

Find out more