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Gaming Trust Funding

Show Profile  Martin Posted: 30 May 2012, 11:09 AM  
Have you competed on maps and events that were funded by gaming trusts? Has your club received funding from gaming trusts? Read on...

The Flavell Bill has been referred to the Commerce Select Committee for consideration. The bill proposes to make significant changes to our community funding model.

Local councils could be given responsibility for the distribution of gaming grants. This has the potential to politicise grant funding.

NZCT has put together a summary of their current position which gives an overview of some of the effects that this may have on our clubs.

http://nzct.org.nz/assets/pdf/NZCTs-position-table.pdf

Clubs and individuals should consider making a submission.

These websites provide some background information about the Flavell Bill and how to prepare a submission:
http://www.flavellsbill.co.nz/
http://www.barthebill.co.nz/

The deadline for submissions is 21 June 2012

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 30 May 2012, 2:32 PM  
Yes and I've also made numerous grant applications. But I'm increasingly unhappy about it. I think we should wean ourselves off them. We can afford it.

Show Profile  Martin Posted: 30 May 2012, 4:38 PM  
Michael, I recall you raised that at the NZOF AGM a few years back.

Can we afford it? There's been a huge investment in sportident equipment, and maps don't come cheap. I would suspect that event fees would rise further to cover costs.

Show Profile  Paul I Posted: 30 May 2012, 8:47 PM  
such a political protest may get more traction if you rode around early one morning on public transport with a placard, in your undies.

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 30 May 2012, 10:24 PM  
Thank you for the advice Paul. I am expecting the campaign may take a decade or so, do you think this tactic would be OK for a toothless 75-year-old?

Show Profile  Tane Cambridge Posted: 31 May 2012, 1:48 PM  
Would be nice to have a functioning NZOF website to assist in these funding applications!

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 13 June 2012, 2:31 PM  
Here are some more views on the bill.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/comment/editorials/7090591/Editorial-Pokie-rorts-must-be-stopped

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