The Lion Foundation recently commissioned Business and Economic Research Limited (BERL) to take an in-depth look at New Zealand's class 4 gambling industry. NZCT contributed to this research because we felt it was important for an independent body to fully assess the benefits of the current gaming model, and evaluate what improvements (if any) could be made to it. BERL's research uncovered some very useful statistics and found that the community gaming model provides a positive net benefit to New Zealand. You can read the BERL report here.
On Thursday 2nd May, just as the duck shooting season begins, Hauraki North Rugby Football Club will host a memorial rugby match for former club member Bruce (Buck) McCallum who died in a car crash two years ago.
The National Club Cricket Championship (NCCC) was held at Cornwall Cricket Club during mid-April. NZCT is a proud supporter of this competition and sends its congratulations to the Old Boys Collegians XI from Canterbury who took the title to become National Club Champions for the 2012/13 season.