Media Release 19 September 2005
For Immediate Release
NZ Lotteries New-Look Website Goes Live
New Zealand Lotteries Commission (NZ Lotteries) launches its new-look website, bringing fresh information to players in
a more user friendly format today, says NZ Lotteries Chief Executive Trevor Hall.
"We are committed to providing a reliable site that is simple to navigate for our players. The new design does this and
aligns our website with the NZ Lotteries corporate identity that was introduced last year."
NZ Lotteries new site (www.nzlotteries.co.nz) went live at 11pm on Sunday, 18 August, after a few months of design work
with web development partner Terabyte.
"Some of the site's new features are a winners' stories page and the ability for players to email in with their winning
anecdotes and appear on the site themselves," Mr Hall says.
NZ Lotteries games, Lotto, Strike, Powerball, Instant Kiwi and Keno, each have their own dedicated section with a look
and feel reflecting each particular game's brand.
The new site also features a newsroom section and image gallery for news media to use. "Responsible play information and
the contact details for help organisations are available on the website, showing our commitment to responsible service
delivery," Mr Hall says.
"The recent problem with the Keno results page has been resolved, and now our players can find up-to-date results for
our games online consistently."
Another improvement to the site is more information on the community winners who receive funding from NZ Lotteries
profits. During the past year $120 million was allocated by the the Lottery Grants Board and other statutory bodies such
as the NZ Film Commission, Sport and Recreation New Zealand (SPARC) and Creative NZ, to community groups.
Since NZ Lotteries website was first launched in 2002 the number of website visits per month has increased dramatically.
In October 2002, there were 1514 visits. During August 2005 there were 129,068 visits to the site.
About NZ Lotteries: NZ Lotteries (New Zealand Lotteries Commission) was established in 1987 and operates in the New
Zealand market as a crown entity under the Gambling Act 2003. Its purpose is to provide safe gaming that allows New
Zealanders to play and win and contribute money back to New Zealand communities. For more information:
About Terabyte Interactive: Terabyte is New Zealand's oldest new media design company, organizing New Zealand's first
multimedia conference in 1994 and launching a number of award winning edutainment CD-ROM titles in 1995. Terabyte was
also heavily involved in the America's Cup culminating in the development and launch of Virtual Spectator, widely
regarded as one of New Zealand's most exciting software products at that time.
Terabyte is a full service digital agency providing clients such as HSBC Global, Newscorp, Auckland Museum and Te Papa
with a broad range of digital and multimedia products and services. Terabyte has pioneered Dynamic Web™ technology, a
platform for its interactive, multimedia edutainment developments. The technology is a first of its kind with numerous
applications across a wide range of sectors and industries. Terabyte has won Netguide's prestigious Best Web Development
Company twice, in 1999 and 2002, and has consistently featured as a finalist Website: www.terabyte.co.nz