Class 4 gambling expenditure has declined leading to a decrease in funding to communities

12 August 2016

The Department of Internal Affairs is reviewing Class 4 gambling (from pokies in clubs, pubs and bars). The aim of this review is to look at the long-term sustainability and effective allocation of funding to communities; whether the legislation is still fit-for-purpose; whether the sector can be regulated more cost-effectively; and preventing and minimising harm from gambling.

A consultation document has been issued and public submissions are being sought by Friday 12 August 2016. Class 4 gambling expenditure has declined since the passing of the Gambling Act 2003, leading to a consequent decrease in funding to communities.

DIA is seeking opinions on what the issues and challenges are for the class 4 sector and community funding, and ideas on how things might be improved.

Click here to read the Discussion Document.

FINZ has consulted with members and as a result has made a submission. Click here to read the FINZ FINAL Submission.


If you are making your own submission, email to: or post to:

Safer Communities Team
Policy Group
Department of Internal Affairs
PO Box 805
Wellington 6140

DIA is reviewing Class 4 gambling



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