Gambits Update - 10 May 2017

11 May 2017

Minor issue with format of emailed licensing invoices

The Department recently introduced improvements to their licensing application and payments processes to make it easier to apply for a Class 4 licence.

Read more about the new application forms and payment processes

Part of the new process is that they now email invoices to licence applicants on receipt of a completed application. Overall feedback about the new system has been very positive.  The Department have, however, become aware that the sender and subject line were missing from the first batch of emailed invoices, resulting in some of the emails not being recognised by the recipient or being blocked by email filters.

The email formatting issue has now been resolved and all the affected clubs and societies have been notified.  The Department apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused and appreciate your patience.

Assessment of DIA's status as the gambling regulator

The Department is inviting comments about the assessment of their status as the gambling regulator.

This is part of a wider government programme to improve the quality of regulation in New Zealand. At the link below you will find more information and a high level summary of the Department's conclusions and ratings of four performance areas.

Assessment of DIA’s status as the gambling regulator

If you wish to provide comments please send them by email to Lizanne.geyer@dia.govt.nz by close of business on Monday 22 May 2017.

Consultation on Best Practice (Three Year) Licence closes 19 May

The Department would like to remind you that the consultation period on the Best Practice (Three Year) Licence closes on Friday 19 May.

View the Class 4 Gambling Best Practice (Three Year) Licence consultation document

If you wish to make a submission and haven’t done so already, please email your submissions to bestpracticelicence@dia.govt.nz or mail to:

Sharlene Hogan
Policy Advisor, Operational Policy
Department of Internal Affairs Te Tari Taiwhenua
PO Box 805
Wellington 6140

In addition, the Department also wish to test the performance expectation framework in a compliance audit situation with small to medium sized societies or clubs. If you are interested in participating, please signal your interest in your submission or email bestpracticelicence@dia.govt.nz

(SOURCE: The Department of Internal Affairs, Gambits:NOW, 10 May 2017)

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