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Gambling Statistics, Wairoa, Hawkes Bay

Could I please have a breakdown of gambling statistics for Wairoa, Hawke's Bay - particularly pokie machines, including per capita statistics, and where they sit nationally e.g. top 5 districts.

I produce short-form video news stories in Wairoa. I would like to produce a short-form video news story about gambling in Wairoa, Hawkes Bay. There have been two media releases recently: one reports Wairoa as having the highest per capita pokies spend, the other reports it as having the third highest spend per capita.

Opening this data would clarify the discrepancy between the two media releases to date.

Response from
Department of Internal Affairs

Request received

Thank you for your OIA request, which was received by the Department of Internal Affairs on 03 May 2021. The Department will provide its response to your request as soon as practicable and within twenty working days. The 20th working day is 31 May 2021 Please note that in cases where the Department’s response provides information that is identified to be of general public interest, the response may also be published on the Department of Internal Affairs website. If the Department publishes its response to your OIA request, all personal information, including your name and contact details, will be removed.


  • Emma Atkins (Department of Internal Affairs)

    Kia ora,

    The Department has prepared a dataset and letter in response to your request above. I am not able to publish it directly to this page, and publishing on the website will take a bit more time. I can however provide it to you directly today if you are able to send me your email address (to Emma.

    When the information is published it will be at a different location so I will provide a link in the comments when completed.

    Ngā mihi Emma

    Emma Atkins
    Manager Accountability
    Toi Hiranga
    Te Tari Taiwhenua

  • Taylor

    That`s correct