Our operator's licence granted by the Department of Internal Affairs states the following.
"Pursuant to section 56 of the Gambling Act 2003 (the Act), the Secretary for Internal Affairs (the Secretary) hereby grants a class 4 operator's licence to:
New Zealand Community Trust (the corporate society)
authorising it to conduct class 4 gambling by way of gaming machines for the sole objective of distributing the net proceeds from the gambling to the following authorised purpose(s):
1. ANY CHARITABLE, PHILANTHROPIC TO THE EXTENT IT IS CHARITABLE, CULTURAL, AMATEUR SPORT OR ANY OTHER PURPOSE THAT IS BENEFICIAL TO THE COMMUNITY OR ANY SECTION OF IT. THIS INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO:
A) THE PROVISION, OR ASSISTANCE IN THE PROVISION, OF FACILITIES, EQUIPMENT, AND/OR PLAYING/TRAINING UNIFORMS FOR SPORTING CLUBS AND AMATEUR SPORTING TEAMS PLAYING IN RECOGNISED, PUBLISHED LEAGUES OR COMPETITIONS, AND OR;
B) GRANTS FOR CHARITABLE PURPOSES INCLUDING THE RELIEF OF POVERTY OR WELFARE ASSISTANCE THROUGH DONATIONS TO RECOGNISED SOCIAL SERVICE OR WELFARE AGENCIES, AND/OR;
C) GRANTS TO EDUCATIONAL OR TRAINING ORGANISATIONS THROUGH THE PROVISION OF SCHOLARSHIPS OR EQUIPMENT WHICH IS ADMINISTERED BY THE RECIPIENT EDUCATIONAL ORGANISATION, AND/OR;
D) GRANTS FOR RECOGNISED CULTURAL OR PHILANTHROPIC TO THE EXTENT IT IS CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES AND GROUPS WITHIN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY.
2. AUTHORISED PURPOSES AS DEFINED UNDER THE GAMBLING ACT 2003."
NZCT is committed to achieving quality through all its operations. We believe this leads to increased productivity, excellent service and assurance for our stakeholders. Our Quality Management System, which is supported by both management and staff, ensures quality remains a core focus for our organisation. In 2006 NZCT was the first charitable gaming society in Australasia to become accredited with the international quality standard, ISO 9001, and we are committed to retaining this certification.
Our compliance framework has four pillars which provide NZCT and its stakeholders with assurance. These are: our statutory external audits; our Board’s Internal Audit and Risk Committee; our Management Risk Committee; and effective management reporting to these committees and the Board. Whether it’s retaining our AS/NZ ISO 9001:2008 accreditation or introducing specialised compliance software, everything we do is designed to improve efficiencies, minimise risk for our operators and ensure NZCT has a sustainable future. Operating with high principles and moral standards is important to NZCT as you will see when you read our Statement on Ethics and Fraud.
NZCT pioneered the development of Regional Advisory Committees whose members advise us on the distribution of gaming funds in their communities. These committees are made up of highly respected leaders who add local insight and knowledge to our grants decision making.