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Publication of Ministerial Directive Letter Under Section 245 of the Gambling Act 2003 and Section 115 of the Crown Entities Act 2004

Judith Kirk
New Zealand Lotteries Commission
PO Box 8929
Symonds Street

Dear Judy,

Special Purpose Lotto Draw to Support the Kaikoura Earthquake Relief Efforts

Further to our consultation on 18 November 2016 and pursuant to section 245 of the Gambling Act 2003, I instruct the New Zealand Lotteries Commission (“Commission”) to promote a special purpose New Zealand lottery. The purpose of this lottery is to help fund the Kaikoura earthquake relief effort.

I also authorise the Commission to use whatever funds are necessary from current financial year profits to ensure that all profits from the sales for the special lottery are made available for earthquake relief.

The New Zealand lottery will be sales for the Lotto family of games (Lotto, Powerball and Strike) to be drawn on Saturday 10 December 2016.

Thank you for your willingness to contribute to the relief effort.

Yours sincerely,

Hon PETER DUNNE, Minister of Internal Affairs.