Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Gaming machine numbers fall in Palmerston North

10 April 2013

Gaming machine numbers fall in Palmerston North

Department of Internal Affairs statistics show the number of gaming machines operating in Palmerston North has fallen to 386 compared with 432 in December 2012.

The closure of four gaming venues in Palmerston North has led to this decline.

The venues are:
• Central Race Place TAB,18 machines
• Awapuni Motor Hotel,18 machines
• Malbas,18 machines
• Palmerston North RSA, 18 machines.
Palmerston North has 395 gaming machines that have consent to operate, however, only 386 were in operation during March this year.

Palmerston North City Council policy analyst Peter Ridge says the number of gaming machines with consent to operate is below the cap of 400 machines set by the Palmerston North Class 4 Gaming Machine Venue Policy.

Editor’s note:
The figures above include the White Horse Inn in Longburn, the Bunnythorpe Tavern and the Bunnythorpe and District Country Club which are now part of the Palmerston North area. The Department of Internal Affairs still show these venues as part of the Manawatu District.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines



Climate Marches: New Zealanders March For Solutions Not Pollution

Ahead of the UN Climate Summit in Paris more than 15,000 New Zealanders have taken part in the Peoples Climate march in Auckland, kicking off the largest climate mobilisation the world has ever seen... More>>


Labour: Little Announces New Shadow Cabinet

“Labour had an impressive intake of fresh faces after last year’s election and newest MPs have now had a year to show what they’re made of. This reshuffle rewards hard work and continues my drive to renew our Caucus line up." More>>


Because Reasons: Someone Reckons David Seymour Is Politician Of The Year

Trans Tasman's 11th annual Roll Call has thrown a curve ball this year, ignoring the likes of John Key, Bill English, and Winston Peters to pick its politician of the year from the ranks of the new generation. More>>


Whaling: NZ Deeply Disappointed By Japan's Decision

“New Zealand is strongly opposed to whaling in the Southern Ocean. We call on Japan to take heed of the 2014 International Court of Justice decision and international scientific advice concerning their whaling activities.” More>>


Relevant Consents Gained: Government Unveils RMA Reform Package

The government has formally hauled down the flag on its attempts to alter the balance of environmental and economic priorities in the Resource Management Act, unveiling a 180-page Resource Legislation Amendment Bill containing reforms that have been largely endorsed by most political parties. More>>


Closing Schools And Such: Interim Redcliffs Decision Announced

“While the school’s board has argued that circumstances that could give rise to potential disruption are extremely unlikely, advice from technical experts has shown these concerns cannot be ruled out." More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news