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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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TAB NZ announces new executive team to lead new racing era

TAB New Zealand (TAB NZ), the new state-run agency overseeing New Zealand’s horseracing wagering and its allocation of funding, has unveiled its new executive leadership team. The agency will be led by Dean Mckenzie as Chairman, the executive who led the development of TAB NZ under his remit to oversee the interim ‘Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA)’ – a special …

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NZ Select Committee proposes changes to Racing Industry Bill

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The New Zealand Transport and Infrastructure Select Committee has proposed that changes are made to the charges imposed for the use of betting information in a bid to limit data used by offshore bookmakers. Over 30 changes to the Racing Industry Bill were proposed by the Select Committee as it submitted its report to the House of Parliament, with the …

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RITA begins search for TAB NZ CEO

New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) has confirmed that it has begun the search for the first chief executive of TAB NZ, following the reform of the country’s racing sector. The search has been carried out by executive recruitment specialists Caldwell Partners, which has been asked to find a candidate with “proven experience in Australasia across the wagering, gaming …

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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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