Exploration of the impact of gambling and problem gambling on Pacific families and communities in New Zealand

Published online: 
09 January 2013

Research organisation: Auckland University of Technology
Primary contact: Maria Bellringer

Summary of project/aims

Both New Zealand and international evidence indicates that different groups in society experience and regard gambling differently and are often over represented in problem gambling prevalence statistics.

The Ministry is seeking research that will advance on what is currently known generically about the impacts of gambling within the general population, build on recent New Zealand research and increase the understanding of the impact of gambling on Pacific families and communities in New Zealand.

The aims of this project are to inform on:

  • the relationships that Pacific People have with gambling
  • why Pacific People choose to gamble or not
  • aspects of culture and identity that are protective and can minimise the impact of gambling
  • impacts of gambling that may be specific to Pacific communities
  • social and economic determinants specific to Pacific communities that may contribute to creating and/or maintaining risk or vulnerability
  • understanding why other groups with similar characteristics are not at risk

The Ministry anticipates that this information will help in the development and targeting of effective primary prevention measures and informing national and local policy initiatives.


Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    09 January 2013
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:

    Third-party content. Please check the document or email the Web Manager to find out how to obtain permission to re-use content.

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