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Older Women Lured By Pokies

International News Brief: More older New Zealand women are falling prey to the pokies – and potentially frittering away their life savings.

Sky City Buys Christchurch Casino Stake

International News Brief: Sky City Entertainment says it had conditionally bought Aspinall's 41 per cent stake in the Christchurch Casino.

Stakes High in Christchurch Casino Deal

International News Brief: Six months after talks kicked off between SkyCity Entertainment and Aspinall, the Christchurch Casino's 41 percent shareholder, there appears to be no sign of a deal.

Government Proposes Problem Gambling Strategy

International News Brief: The New Zealand government's proposed problem gambling strategy has the potential to make New Zealand a world leader in addressing gambling harm, according to the Health Minister.

New Zealand Receives 112 Gaming Policy Submissions

News Brief: Auckland City has received 112 submissions on its draft gambling venue policy that limits the number of electronic gambling machines.

New Zealand Party Wants Pokie Free City

International News Brief: The Auckland City Alliance Party is calling for the city council to begin decreasing the number of pokie venues in the city by refusing all new pokie venue licenses.

New Zealand Church Leaders Accused of Hypocrisy

International News Brief: Pacific Island church ministers are being accused of telling their congregations to beat gambling habits, while holding gambling nights to raise funds for their parishes.

New Zealand City Drafts Gambling Venue Policy

News Brief: No new bars or clubs in North Shore City, New Zealand, will be allowed to have electronic gaming or pokie machines if a new draft gambling venue policy is adopted.

New Zealanders Opinions Sought on New Gambling Policy

International News Brief: Locals are being asked to have their say on Auckland City’s new draft gambling venue policy that restricts the number of electronic gaming machines, commonly called pokies.

Committee Approves New Zealand Gambling Control Policy

International News Brief: Manukau City Council's draft gaming venue control policy is to go before full Council after being approved by the community development committee last night.

New Zealand Developers: Pubs Need Pokies

International News Brief: Pubs would struggle to make a profit these days without poker machines, say a Palmerston North couple looking to build a tavern complex in the city.

Silence Surrounds Christchurch Meeting

International News Brief: Christchurch Casino's board is set to meet today but all lips of its cornerstone shareholders were sealed ahead of what is expected to be a landmark meeting.

Christchurch Consultation to End Soon

Christchurch City Council is asking for community feedback on its proposed Class 4 Gaming Venue and TAB policy, before consultation closes on 5 February.

Christchurch Shareholder Considers Offer

nternational News Brief: Christchurch Casino shareholder Louis Crimp is considering an offer for his 7.7 per cent stake.

Aspinall Exec Slams Share Issue Idea

International News Brief: Aspinall's finance chief Martin Kennedy slams suggestions that there will be a share issue to fund a buyback of its stake in the Christchurch Casino.

Skyline Bid Rejected Again

International News Brief: Skyline Enterprises has been knocked back twice in its attempts to buy a controlling stake in Christchurch Casino.

Christchurch Chairman Seeks Tighter Grip

International News Brief: Christchurch Casino chairman Barry Thomas has announced plans to strengthen Skyline Enterprises' grip on the company in the face of a possible buy-in by gambling giant SkyCity.

Game of Bluff Over New Zealand Casino

International News Brief: The tussle for control of the Christchurch Casino is turning into a game of bluff and double bluff.

Underage Gambler Denied Jackpot

International News Brief: A fake gold keyring is all 19 year-old Xiaofan Sun has to show for winning an $18,500 jackpot at the Christchurch Casino.

New Zealand Gambling Reform Group Backs Pokie Fee Hike

International News Brief: A major fee hike for pokie machines means operators will now pay for the problems they cause, a gambling reform group says.

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