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Racing Industry Transition Agency Releases Final 2020/21 Racing Calendar. Seven meetings for Ruakaka - one in 2020 and six in 2021.

RITA has made significant changes to its draft 2020/21 racing calendar by re-instating dates for Avondale (5), Forbury Park Trotting Club (10) and a raft of other harness dates such as Manawatu, Gore, Tauherenikau, Otaki, Roxburgh, Blenheim, Timaru, Marlborough and West Coast.

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Rt Hon Winston Peters Delivers Change In The Governance of the NZ Racing Industry.

Each time the Rt Hon Peters has been Minister for Racing he has led the charge to re-shape and grow the racing industry in NZ. The sport of racing has found it hard to re-model their businesses so that they are less reliant on the betting dollar ,which is becoming and will continue to fall as a proportion of their total income. The enactment of the bill is the start of the journey, not the end.

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The Provisional Order Paper for Parliament for Tuesday 23 June gives an indication that the NZ Racing Industry Bill will have its second reading tomorrow.

The Rt Hon Winston Peters, pictured, will present the bill for its second reading.The report of the Transport and Infrastructure Committee presented their report on 8 June 2020 with many positive changes to the Racing Industry Bill. It does appear that there is still the potential for a bureaucratic and expensive Racing Integrity Board.

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