22 February 2023
New Zealand Lotteries Commission
PO Box 8929, Symonds Street
Talofa lava Chris,
Further to consultation and pursuant to section 245 of the Gambling Act 2003, I instruct the New Zealand Lotteries Commission to promote a special purpose New Zealand Lottery. The purpose of this lottery is to help fund the Cyclone Gabrielle relief efforts.
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 the cyclone relief fund.
The New Zealand lottery will be sales from the Lotto family of games (Lotto, Powerball and Strike) to be drawn on 18 March 2023.
Thank you for your willingness to contribute to the relief effort.
Hon BARBARA EDMONDS, Minister of Internal Affairs.