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About The National Coordination Service (NCS)

The National Coordination Service leads communications and movements within the preventing and minimising gambling harm sector, it is a central point for the dissemination of key messages and information for providers of problem gambling services. It also seeks to enhance collaborations among agencies involved in preventing and minimising gambling related harm. NCS oversees the National Minimsing Gambling Harm advisory group alongside a panel of Ministry Infrastructure services. The NMGH advisory group has eight members who demonstrate expertise in the following key areas:

  • Kaumātua Liaison/Consumer Involvement
  • Minimising Gambling Harm Clinical Health
  • Minimising Gambling Harm Public Health
  • Māori Health
  • Asian Health
  • Pacific Health
  • Workforce Development and Training
  • Gambling Research
Purpose of He Taumata website

The purpose of this website is to centralise all infrastructure services and support, for a unique workforce commissioned to prevent and minimise gambling harm. It seeks to establish a central reference point for all staff or kaimahi, no matter what skills or expertise they possess. It is a place where one might engage opportunities, with the best interests of those they represent, in mind.

This website seeks to enrich the experience of searching and finding information about gambling harm reduction, we are doing this by avoiding duplication, centralising information and increasing connectivity across the sector infrastructure services. The sharing of information and messages between Ministry, Infrastructure services and the Gambling harm workforce will be a key function of the site and we look forward to the journey ahead.

Who are the Infrastructure Services?

The infrastructure services are a collective of key support services for the sector, who aim to strengthen the capacity of the gambling harm workforce and to support all Ministry of Health gambling harm service providers of Aotearoa, New Zealand. This unique group of individuals seek to reduce the prevalence and impact of gambling harm to the diverse populations of New Zealand. The National Coordination Service (NCS) provides the role of coordination within the infrastructure services, which includes The Health Promotion Agency’s ‘Choice Not Chance team’, Te Kakano’s problem gambling public health workforce development and Abacus’s problem gambling clinical intervention workforce development. Together they establish the Prevention and Minimising Gambling Harm website He Taumata, that serves as a hub of information and resources for those working to address gambling harm.

Sector E-news

NCS release a Monthly E-news which contains important information relevant to the Workforce.

If you are new to the sector or are not currently receiving the E-news then please contact rebecca@hapai.co.nz or contact us using the site contact form.