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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.

Hotelier Makes Bid for Christchurch Casino

International News Brief: Millionaire hotelier Earl Hagaman has thrown his hat in the ring as the battle heats up for control of the Christchurch Casino.

Legal Action Raised in Christchurch Boardroom

nternational News Brief: The stakes have been raised in a boardroom battle at Christchurch Casino with a major shareholder threatening legal action to return chief executive Arthur Pitcher to the board.

New Zealand Casino Director Stood Down

International News Brief: Christchurch Casino managing director Arthur Pitcher has been stood down from the board of the company.

New Zealand Official: Race a Factor in Problem Gambling

International News Brief: Problem gambling affects fewer people in Queenstown, New Zealand, than the rest of the country because of the `white’ nature of its community, a council official says.

UNiTAB Enters New Zealand Market

International News Brief: Gaming company UNiTAB Ltd has entered a deal with Telecom New Zealand to tender for the right to monitor New Zealand's 22,500 non-casino gaming machines.

New Zealand Casino Official: Most Gamblers Honest

ews Brief: The number of people suspected of cheating at casinos has not changed over the past year with the majority of gamblers playing it by the rules, the Casino Control Authority says.

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