9 Jul 2018

Problem gambling grows among Pasifika New Zealand

From , 5:02 am on 9 July 2018

A new report has found Pasifika families in New Zealand need help to stop gambling.

More than half of 14-year-old Pacific children in the study had gambled, while about four percent of Pacific youth studied were found to be problem gamblers.

Over half of Pasifika mothers in the study had gambled with one in 28 identified as problem gamblers.  

Auckland University of Technology researcher El-Shadan Tautolo says the incidence of gambling among Pasifika is increasing and needs to be addressed.

He spoke to Lynn Freeman about the study.