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New Zealand’s RITA finalises TAB NZ transition

In line with the country’s new 2020 Racing Industry Act, New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) will complete its transition to become TAB New Zealand (TAB NZ) this weekend. It marks the end of a 13-month transition period, with TAB NZ due to have a sole focus on its customers, maximising profits for the racing industry and returns for …

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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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