Raffles were a profitable way for community organisations to raise funds for projects or causes. Under the Gaming Act 1908 groups had to apply for a government licence to run a raffle and the draw had to be officially overseen, often by a police officer. This ticket is for a raffle run by Taiporohēnui Māori Country Women's Institute. In the 2000s, under the Gambling Act 2003, prizes could total up to $5,000 before a licence was required.
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