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Application for Class 4 Gambling Venue Consent Pursuant to the Gambling Act 2003

Hastings District Council has received the following application for Class 4 Gambling Venue Consent.

Applicant: The Lion Foundation (2008) Ltd

Address for Service: The Lion Foundation (2008) Ltd, Level 2 Customhouse, 50 Anzac Ave, Auckland 1010, Attention: Samantha Alexander

Application Number: RMA20200256

Location: The Loading Ramp, 8 Treachers Lane, Havelock North

Details of Proposed Activity and Types of Consents:

Hastings District Council has received an application from The Lion Foundation (2008) to increase the number of Class 4 Gambling machines for the Loading Ramp to provide an additional 4 machines to the already operating 5 Machines. 

The Hastings District Council Class 4 Gambling Venue Policy has a ‘cap’ approach to Class 4 Gambling whereby the Council will not grant consent where the total number of gaming machines in the Hastings District exceeds 293. The number of machines currently operating or licensed to operate within the Hastings District is 283 and therefore there is room under the cap for an additional 9 machines to be licensed and operated.

Applications which do not meet one or more of the conditions under Clause 6 of the Hastings District Council Class 4 Gambling Venue Policy are required to be publically notified and require a hearing.

The application does not meet Clause 6 (iv), (vi) and (vii) which state:

(iv) The principal venue entrance shall not be located closer than a 100 metre radius of any educational facility, place of assembly, or licensed early childhood centre.

(vi) The venue premises shall not be within a 100 metre radius of the principal entrance of any other class 4 gambling venue or TAB venue.

(vii) Meeting all application, declaration, and fee requirements

 Description of Non Compliances:

Clause 6 (iv) - The principal venue entrance is located closer than a 100 metre radius to 29 Porter Drive, Havelock North.

Clause 6 (vi) -The venue premises is located within a 100 metre radius of the principal entrance of Turk’s Bar, 5 Napier Road, Havelock North which operates 18 Class 4 Gaming Machines and operates a TAB.

Clause 6 (vii) -The application does not meet Hastings District Council Class 4 Gambling Venue Policy Application Requirement 7(v) for an audit assessment from an independent Chartered Accountant holding a Certificate of Public Practice, of the business plan or budget for the establishment, covering at least 12 months, and clearly distinguishing the percentage of revenue to be derived from both gambling and other activities proposed for the venue, showing that the venue is clearly not to be used primarily for operating gaming machines.

If you have any questions about the application, phone Megan Gaffaney, Team Leader Environmental (Policy) on 06 871 5000.

Make a submission

Any person may make a submission on the application. You may do so by sending a written submission to Hastings District Council, Private Bag 9002, Hastings 4156, Attention: Megan Gaffaney, Team Leader Environmental (Policy), by completing the online form below or by emailing the submission to

Note that a copy of the submission must also be sent to the applicant at the address for service stated above as soon as reasonably practicable.

Submission closing date: Hastings District Council must receive your submission no later than 5pm on Friday 18 December 2020.

Hastings District Council
207 Lyndon Road East, Hastings 4122
Private Bag 9002, Hastings 4156
Phone: +64 6 871 5000
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