Find links to media featuring members and projects from the Gambling and Addictions Research Centre.
- RNZ: Problem gamblers more likely to withdraw from community groups (21 April 2021)
Summary: The study looked at transitioning into and out of gambling behaviours and how this correlated with transitions in health, social and quality of life factors.
- Stuff: Women gamblers seek time away from stressful family life and domestic violence - study (19 April 2020)
Summary: This research involved interviews with 165 New Zealanders to study the way gender roles contribute to gambling harm in women.
- Stuff: Pacific youth underage gambling with family and friends a ‘social’ activity - study (1 July 2019)
Summary: About one-third of 17-year-old Pacific youth were current gamblers, most at a low level. However, a significant minority had experienced harmful or risky gambling behaviour in their family.
- New Zealand Herald: He came to NZ for a better life, but ended up losing $2 million in gambling (19 August 2018)
Summary: The 2018 National Gambling Study found that migrants who gambled were at a higher risk of becoming a problem gambler compared with New Zealand-born Kiwis.
- New Zealand Herald: High rates of relapse blamed for stubborn levels of gambling-related harm in NZ (6 August 2018)
Summary: The 2018 National Gambling Study found that fewer Kiwis are gambling but the rate of gambling-related harm remains the same with high rates of relapse being a large part of the reason.
- New Zealand Herald: Pasifika children at risk of gambling addiction due to mothers’ habits, study shows (4 July 2018)
Summary: The longitudinal Pacific Islands Families (PIF) Study found that two-thirds of the children and mothers surveyed were worried about the time or money that they spent gambling. The study found that 54% of the children had gambled at least once in their lifetime, and 3.7% were found to be problem-gamblers.
- New Zealand Herald: State of the Nation (17 February 2016)
Summary: The Salvation Army's annual report on New Zealand life is surprisingly rosy, but it does highlight some concerns… AUT public health researcher Professor Max Abbott suggested last week that a decline in gambling over the past 15 years pointed to New Zealanders "adapting" to the= radical liberalisation of the gambling industry during the economic reforms of the late 1980s and early 90s.
- Fusion: The surprising relationship between caffeine and how you use the internet (28th April 2016)
Summary:A study released this week by researchers at New Zealand's Auckland University of Technology and Monash University in Australia has found a link between levels of online activity and caffeine dependency.
- Live News: Widespread support for cannabis law reform (15 July 2016)
Summary: A recent assembly at the Auckland Town Hall has put the spotlight on New Zealand’s cannabis laws… The event sought to inform intelligent public discussion on the issue of cannabis, and opened with an address from Professor Max Abbott, CNZM – Dean of AUT’s Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences.
- Stuff: Alcohol advertising and sponsorship in sport to be addressed by Government (10 July 2016)
Summary: Rugby League legend Graham Lowe is "deeply saddened" a 2014 report which recommended banning alcohol advertising in sport has been met with silence from the Government… Panel member and Auckland University of Technology professor Max Abbott said the panel were optimistic that positive changes would come of the review.