Wenerei Thompson

Introducing the new Tarawhiti Public Health Advisor - Wenerei Thompson

He hōnore, He kōroria ki te atua. He maungārongo ki te whenua. He whakaaro pai ki ngā tāngata katoa. Hanga e te atua he ngākau hou, Ki roto ki tēna, Ki tēna o mātou. Whakatongia tou wairua tapu. Amine. Kia ora e te whānau. Ngā mihi ki a koutou katoa. Ko wai ahau? Ko Ōkahuatiu te maunga. Ko Waikakariki te awa. Ko Takitimu te waka. Ko Repongaere te roto. Ko Te hau-a-te rangi te tipuna. Ko Te poho o Hiraina te whare tipuna. Ko Pakowhai te Marae. Ko Te whanau-a-kai te iwi. Engari ka toro atu tōku hononga ki te iwi. I te taha o tōku pāpā he uri au no Waitaha me Ngati Whakauie. I te taha o tōku...

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  • Ben Tafau

Gambling Harm Awareness Week Profile

This month we caught up with Ben Tafau, from Te Hiringa Hauora, to korero about Gambling Harm Awareness Week (GHAW) and the development of this year's campaign. Ko wai koe? No hea koe? Talofa lava, kia ora koutou, my name is Ben Tafau and I’m the Acting Manager for the Minimising Gambling Harm Programme at Te Hiringa Hauora Health Promotion Agency. I’m originally from Tokoroa in the South Waikato, but have spent most of my adult life in Wellington where I currently live. What is your role within the Problem Gambling space? As the Acting Manager for the Minimising Gambling Harm programme, my...

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Introducing AUT Gambling and Addictions Research Centre

Introducing AUT Gambling and Addictions Research Centre This month we caught up with Maria Bellinger and Katie Palmer du Preez, from AUT Gambling and Addiction Research Centre (GARC), to connect and talk about their current mahi. Ko wai au? No hea koe? Maria: Dr Maria Bellringer, born in England and migrated to Aotearoa at the end of 2001. I started off living in the beautiful Hibiscus Coast and never left. Katie: Dr Katie: Palmer du Preez, originally from Taupō, now living on Auckland’s North Shore. What is your role within the Problem Gambling space? Maria: I’m the Acting Director of the...

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Change to National Exclusion Process

Introduction The Ministry of Health has contracted Torutek Limited to supply an electronic database software product, CONCERN, to assist the gambling sector with the management of gambler venue exclusion (including multi-venue exclusion) processes, as defined by the Gambling Act 2003. CONCERN is a cloud-based database with a web portal that will enable all interested parties to electronically manage the exclusion process from a common source of data more promptly. A comprehensive electronic database presents an excellent opportunity to streamline the exclusion process as well as improve the...

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