What's happening at Aotearoa Gaming Trust?

Introducing our new area representative Matt McLaughlin.

Matt joins our team as the Area Representative for the Lower North Island.


Halberg Foundation

The Halberg Foundation is a charitable organisation founded in 1963 by Olympic legend, Sir Murray Halberg ONZ, MBE. The organisation is based on the belief that all people, regardless of their ability, should have equal opportunity to enhance their lives through sport and recreation.


RSA - Supporting New Zealand Veterans

We are very proud to work with the RNZRSA to support those who have served in the armed forces, and their whānau


Welcome to our new Chief Financial Officer

We are excited to welcome our new Chief Financial Officer Fiona Jakobs to the Aotearoa Gaming Trust team. Fiona is a Chartered Accountant with a BCom in Accounting and Dip Grad in Finance, she also has a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.


Heat pump makes pool more popular than ever

The temperature of the Riversdale School and Community Pool is a balmy 29degC now a new heat pump is installed.


Season's greetings

Thank you to all our operators and grant recipients, we know that it’s been another challenging year for the industry.


New Funding system goes live

Our new COMS grants management system is now live and we are accepting new applications.


Access to Funding

AGT is in the process of changing our online Grants management system from the Fluxx system to COMS Grants Management. The new online Grants Management System will go live in mid-December 2021.


Grants and COVID-19 Alert Levels

Aotearoa Gaming Trust (AGT) is currently working through the medium and longer-term effects of the latest COVID-19 alert level changes.


AGT Partners With The Coromandel Hotel

Stan Hill has operated the Coromandel Hotel (The Top Pub) on Kapanga Road for 18 years. If his name sounds familiar it’s because he played Basketball for New Zealand for 14 years, nine as captain.


Venue operations team

Our operation

Our gaming operation is grounded in strong venue partnerships, up-to-date gaming rooms and exemplary compliance practises. We invest in new equipment, technology, training, and compliance tools. We use our resources effectively and efficiently allowing us to increase profitability at all our venues.

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Social responsibility

We are dedicated to running a socially responsible gaming operation that in turn generates funding for community organisations. 

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Our history

Since our inception in 1998 approximately $327.5 million has been distributed to communities around New Zealand. The Board of Trustees are careful stewards of community funding and alongside the grants committee great care is taken to distribute to a wide variety of organisations who have a strong community focus.

Frequently asked questions

+ - Who is eligible for funding?
We only accept applications from not-for-profit organisations.
+ - What types of costs will AGT fund?
We support operating costs and/or project costs.  If you require any further information or would like to discuss your application, please contact one of our Grants Team or phone us on freephone 0800 424 274.
+ - I am a venue owner; how do I find out the benefits I would gain by joining AGT?
Contact our national operations manager Cam Wilson - 027 550 0030 or email him at cam.wilson@agt.nz
+ - How much and when does AGT pay venue commission?
We understand that venue payment is extremely important to venue operators. Optimising turnover is the key to maximising venue payments. We do this by running the best machine configuration and layout for your room and the area in which you operate. AGT pays all operators weekly and ensures they are paid the maximum allowable by DIA in any one year. Each week the venue operator is sent an email detailing the amount received explaining the payment.