News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 

Gamblefree Day--1 September 2011

Gamblefree Day--1 September 2011

Tomorrow, Thursday 1 September, is Gamblefree Day.

Auckland events

9:00am: Waka on the Waitemata: Orakei Water Sports, 8 Tamaki Drive, Orakei. The event will start with a mihi whakatau followed by free activities including waka ama experiences, workshops, stalls, competitions and lots of entertainment. Hip Hop rapper Scribe, who is supporting Gamblefree Day and the Choice not Chance campaign, will be attending the event between 11:30am and 1:30pm, getting involved in activities and presenting prizes.

12:00 noon: ASH and the Problem Gambling Foundation will stage a ‘wedding’ outside SkyCity Casino. ‘Big Cigarette’ will marry a pokie machine in a street theatre event to protest against SkyCity's planned 'outdoor' balcony that will allow gamblers to simultaneously smoke and play pokies.

5:30pm: Children’s Gamblefree Day poetry competition prize giving, Papatoetoe Town Hall. Scribe will be presenting the prizes to the three place getters from each age category. The competition, which has attracted over 146 entries, was run by Mapu Maia, the Problem Gambling Foundation's Pacific unit, and Radio Samoa.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 


Howard Davis: Emerald Fennell's Promising Young Woman'


The Guardian needed not one, but three reviews to do justice to Fennell's unsettling approach, which indicates exactly how ambiguous and controversial its message really is. More>>


Howard Davis: Jill Trevelyan's Rita Angus

Although Angus has become one of Aotearoa’s best-loved painters, the story of her life remained little known and poorly understood before Jill Trevelyan's acclaimed and revelatory biography, which won the Non Fiction Award at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards in 2009, and has now been republished by Te Papa press. More>>

Howard Davis: The Back of the Painting

Painting conservators are the forensic pathologists of the art world. While they cannot bring their subjects back to life, they do provide fascinating insights into the precise circumstances of a painting's creation, its material authenticity, and constructive methodology. More>>


Howard Davis: Black Panthers on the Prowl

A passionate and gripping political drama from Shaka King, this is an informative and instructive tale of human frailty that centers around the charismatic Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, who was murdered at the age of twenty-one during a police raid. More>>

Howard Davis: Controlling the High Ground

Stephen Johnson's raw and angry film not only poses important questions with scrupulous authenticity, but also provides a timely reminder of the genocidal consequences of casual bigotry and xenophobia. More>>

Howard Davis: Dryzabone - Robert Conolly's The Dry

After the terrible devastation caused by last year’s bushfires, which prompted hundreds of Australians to shelter in the ocean to escape incineration and destroyed uncountable amounts of wildlife, The Dry has been released during a totally different kind of dry spell. More>>


Howard Davis: Hit the Road, Jack - Chloé Zhao's Nomadland

Nomadland is perhaps the ultimately 'road' movie as it follows a group of dispossessed and disenfranchised vagabonds who find a form of communal refuge in camp sites and trailer parks after the economic contraction of 2008. More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland