CE Monthly Update

Hi Everyone,

At the time of writing this I’ve been in the GRNZ office for a week and already many of you have been in contact to wish me well. I’d like to thank you for such a warm welcome - I look forward to seeing you at your track soon.

The business of Greyhound Racing carries on and over the next month or so we have a few major moments on our horizon. Most notably is an appearance before the Select Committee to discuss our response to the Hansen Report and set out what we’re planning to do over the next 3 years. As a result of good work within our industry and the office we are in a position to share our story and set out some clear and effective welfare steps. One of the key issues for us will be looking into our breeding numbers and having an industry conversation around how we more effectively manage our athletes and our future racing opportunities.

Equally as important, the wider racing industry, led by the Racing Board, is undertaking a nation-wide review of venues. While we are only a small part of the NZ racing footprint, there could well be opportunities for us to work with the other codes and develop new options and opportunities for racing and racing venues. NZRB is currently asking for submissions as part of the process and we encourage you to write in with any ideas you might have to make your region a more vibrant home for our sport.
Finally, the latest Greyhounds Australasia meeting was held in Wellington this month and at the table there was a real sense of an industry looking to change and improve. There will be a number of initiatives trialed over in Australia over the next few months and where there are successes we’ll make sure that we bring those that can work here to our racing people for assessment - for the benefit of our industry and our people.

Thank you for your support and I’ll catch up with you soon.

Mauro Barsi

Mauro Barsi, LLM (Hons), BA
Chief Executive, GRNZ

Posted on 28/03/2018 3:30:08 PM

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