The minimising gambling harm workforce hub

Te Hiringa Hauora/Health Promotion Agency is contracted by the Ministry of Health to deliver a national media campaign to support communities to prevent and respond to gambling harm by:

  1. Increasing the ability of those at-risk and whānau/friends to recognise gambling harm
  2. Motivating at-risk gamblers and concerned others to check their gambling, use appropriate self-help approaches and seek professional help when needed
  3. Increasing the use of appropriate harm minimisation practices in gambling environments (such as pubs and clubs with pokie machines).

Te Hiringa Hauora also supports gambling harm services to deliver national activities and messages at a local level. The work of Te Hiringa Hauora is underpinned by research and evaluation.

How can Te Hiringa Hauora support You?

There are a number of ways that Te Hiringa Hauora can support you in your work:

  • Te Hiringa Hauora is responsible for developing key messages that you can share and adapt for your local communities.  Media assets you can access the suite of resources on the PMGH Sector Support page. These include Social Media Posts already prepared, Online Ad, Videos, Key Messages and GHAW posters.
  • We can also support you with media advice and suggestions for working with them. If you have any questions about this or would like some support please contact us at info@safergambling.org.nz
  • If you are keen to be involved with Gambling Harm Awareness Week, here’s the place to stay connected.
  • Do you work with class 4 venues? Te Hiringa Hauora has partnered with the Ministry of Health and the Department of Internal Affairs to develop a national approach for supporting host responsibility and it’s easy for you to get involved.
  • The Safer Gambling Aotearoa Community Fund has been set up to support community organisations and groups like yourselves to develop initiatives that promote nationally consistent messages, using an approach that is locally appropriate.
  • Resources are available to support your public health activities.
  • Te Hiringa Hauora develops a range of research publications to inform programme development and support sector activity. All research can be accessed here.


Eru Loach

Eru Loach

Programme Lead, Minimising Gambling Harm


Sara Woodward

Sara Woodward

Senior Advisor, Minimising Gambling Harm