Gambling Strategy

These policies took effect on 22 August 2013 which are currently being reviewed:

Hastings District Council is holding a public consultation process on its gambling policies. The policies must be reviewed every three years.

  • Council’s Class 4 Gambling Policy details where and how many pokie machines are allowed in the district. The policy has a “sinking lid” approach which means that it will not permit more machines to be added to a venue, nor grant licences for new venues.
  • The policy for TAB venues is to continue to allow the number of standalone TAB venues to be determined by the New Zealand Racing Board.

2017 Proposal documents:

The starting point for consultation is the current policy with minor changes, however Council is open to other views and will consider all submissions.

The consultation period runs from 4 February to 6 March 2017.

You can either download and print a submission for or click on online submission below:

online submission

PDF submission