Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Stats don’t disclose loss of funds for community

Gambling stats don’t disclose loss of funds for community

The statistics issued by the Department of Internal Affairs today hide the fact that reductions on non-casino gambling expenditure has a direct impact on the amount of money available for the community, the Chairman of the Charity Gaming Association, the Rt Hon Paul East QC CNZM, said today.

“Between June 2005 and June 2006 $121m less was spent at pubs and clubs. The major portion of this money would have been returned to the community by way of direct grants or by activities funded from government taxes.

“The downturn in revenue for non-casino gaming machines is a direct result of the changes which the government has imposed on the sector this means that many worthwhile organizations miss out on much needed funding. This is particular so in small rural areas where in many cases fundraising through the use of gaming machines has stopped,” concluded Paul East.

The statistics issued by the Department of Internal Affairs today hide the fact that reductions on non-casino gambling expenditure has a direct impact on the amount of money available for the community, the Chairman of the Charity Gaming Association, the Rt Hon Paul East QC CNZM, said today.

“Between June 2005 and June 2006 $121m less was spent at pubs and clubs. The major portion of this money would have been returned to the community by way of direct grants or by activities funded from government taxes.

“The downturn in revenue for non-casino gaming machines is a direct result of the changes which the government has imposed on the sector this means that many worthwhile organizations miss out on much needed funding. This is particular so in small rural areas where in many cases fundraising through the use of gaming machines has stopped,” concluded Paul East.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

ScoopPro: Helping The Education Sector Get More Out Of Scoop

The ScoopPro professional license includes a suite of useful information tools for professional users of Scoop including some specifically for those in the education sector to make your Scoop experience better. More>>

Big Tax Bill Due: Destiny Church Charities Deregistered

The independent Charities Registration Board has decided to remove Destiny International Trust and Te Hahi o Nga Matamua Holdings Limited from the Charities Register on 20 December 2017 because of the charities’ persistent failure to meet their annual return obligations. More>>

57 Million Users' Data: Uber Breach "Utterly Preventatable"

Cybersecurity leader Centrify says the Uber data breach of 57 million customer and driver records - which the ride-hailing company hid for more than a year - was “utterly preventable”. More>>

Scoop 3.0: How You Can Help Scoop’s Evolution

We have big plans for 2018 as we look to expand our public interest journalism coverage, upgrade our publishing infrastructure and offer even more valuable business tools to commercial users of Scoop. More>>

Having A Cow? Dairy Product Prices Slide For Fourth Straight Auction

Dairy product prices fell at the Global Dairy Trade auction, retreating for the fourth straight auction amid signs of increased production... Whole milk powder fell 2.7 percent to US$2,778 a tonne. More>>

ALSO:

Statistics: Butter At Record $5.67/Block; High Vegetable Prices

Rising dairy prices have pushed food prices up 2.7 percent in the year to October 2017, Stats NZ said today. This followed a 3.0 percent increase in the year to September 2017. More>>

ALSO:

Science: New Research Finds Herbicides Cause Antibiotic Resistance

New University of Canterbury research confirms that the active ingredients of the commonly used herbicides, RoundUp, Kamba and 2,4-D (glyphosate, dicamba and 2,4-D, respectively), each alone cause antibiotic resistance at concentrations well below label application rates. More>>

ALSO: