Story: Gambling

Pokie machine street-theatre performance

Pokie machine street-theatre performance

Harry Paniona takes an axe to a pokie machine (electronic gaming machine) in Manukau Square, South Auckland, as part of a performance in September 2010. Harry was a problem gambler who had received help from the Problem Gambling Foundation. He wanted to draw attention to the damage that pokies cause individuals and families.

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David Grant, 'Gambling - Opponents and social impact', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/39453/pokie-machine-street-theatre-performance (accessed 20 September 2019)

Story by David Grant, published 5 Sep 2013