Te Rangihaeata Oranga Trust

Hawke's Bay Gambling Services


Harmful gambling is a problem in our community. See the stats.

How many people are affected by harmful gambling? 

Contact us on:
Napier/Hastings:   (06) 876 6267
Wairoa:   (06) 876 6792
Central Hawkes Bay:   (06) 876 6792
  • While it is estimated that about 1% - 2% (45,000 - 90,000 people) of the New Zealand population might be affected by their own harmful gambling, it is also estimated that at least another 5% - 10% could also be directly affected by a gambler's harmful gambling. This is seen as a ripple on effect.
  • The NZ Health Survey showed that 83% of people gambled at some time during the year, even if it was only buying a lottery ticket.
  • The NZ Health Survey showed that 3% of adults had experienced problems due to someone's gambling in the previous 12 months.
  • A recent study found that 9% of adults had gambled to a harmful level in the past 12 months.
  • Two out of five regular pokie players are likely to have a gambling problem.