Racing Industry Bill will be in force 1st August 2020

The Trainers' Association is extremely appreciative to the Minister for introducing this Bill following the commissioning of the Messara Report. It is understood he fast-tracked the Bill which is quite an accomplishment in one term. His passion for racing and his desire to see it not only be sustainable, but thrive is very much appreciated.

Thanks must also go to the Select Committee who ensured that the initial draft was amended to satisfy the needs of the industry. They listened to the industry participants and acknowledged it did not follow the Messara Report. It is heartening to know the Select Committee worked so well together and we are very thankful for their efforts.
Here is the link to the official release from Minister for Racing, the Rt Hon Winston Peters: