Tag Archives: Dean McKenzie

Government calls on TAB NZ to support racing’s recovery

New Zealand’s Minister for Racing, Rt Hon Winston Peters, has urged TAB NZ to collaborate with other industry bodies in accelerating the sector’s recovery. In an open letter to Dean McKenzie, the TAB NZ Executive Chair, Peters outlined a requirement for TAB NZ ‘to actively plan contingencies with the (racing) Codes’ in the case of a COVID-19 resurgence. Peters wrote: …

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RITA launches TAB consultation to assess COVID-19 impacts

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New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) has confirmed that it will be launching a consultation focusing on changes to the TAB as a result of COVID-19. Changes include a 30% reduction on staff numbers, as well as other cost saving measures aimed at reducing total expenditure. RITA Executive Chair, Dean McKenzie, emphasised that the changes are required to ensure …

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Racing Industry Bill “a significant milestone” for industry reform, says NZ’s RITA

New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) has confirmed that the Racing Industry Bill, a major package of reforms to replace the Racing Act 2003, has had its first reading in Parliament. The introduction of the bill has been welcomed by Dean McKenzie, who has been named as the interim Executive Chair for RITA. He explained that the introduction of …

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NZ’s RITA names Dean McKenzie as interim Executive Chair

New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) has confirmed that Dean McKenzie will take up the position of interim Executive Chair in a bid to support the passage of the country’s Racing Industry Bill. McKenzie will take up the role from January until June 2020 to oversee RITA’s transformation into TAB NZ, taking over from current Chief Executive John Allen …

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