Proposed amendments to the Class 4 Gaming and TAB Venue Policy

Submissions closed on 15 March 2023, 05:00 PM


Council has reviewed our Class 4 Gaming and TAB Venue Policy.We are seeking community feedback on the proposed amendments.

When adopting or amending this policy, council must consider the social impact of gambling in the district. The purpose of this policy is to address ongoing consequences that additional opportunities for gambling in the district could present our communities. It aims to control the growth of gambling and minimise harm caused by gambling in our communities consistent with the objectives of the Gambling Act 2003. The existing Class 4 Gaming and TAB Venue Policy (2014) already has a 'sinking lid' policy on class 4 gaming venues, which means that no new pokie machines are allowed in the district, and machines cannot be redistributed. The proposed changes will ensure that the whole policy is consistent with this sinking lid approach.

Read the Statement of Proposal(PDF, 194KB) for more information and to view the draft policy. 

Share your feedback online 

To share your feedback, you can complete the online survey, email or post your written submission to Strategy Development Team, FNDC, Private Bag 752, Kaikohe 0440, Attention: Strategy development. If you would like to present your submission orally, please let us know via email to

Amended policy adopted 3 August 2023

Council adopted the amended Class 4 Gaming and TAB Venue Policy 3 August 2023.  You can check this out here class-4-gaming-and-tab-venue-policy-2023.pdf (