Greyhound Racing New Zealand releases 2021 Annual Report

Greyhound Racing New Zealand (GRNZ) has released its 2021 Annual Report. 

This year’s report celebrates the sport’s high achievers for the 2020/21 season, details GRNZ’s audited financial statements for the year, and reports the improvements which were made in the greyhound racing industry in the 2020/21 season, supported by transparent data.

Such improvements include:

- The addition of a new Great Mates Rehoming kennel in Christchurch;
- The launch of new rehoming and tracking software which has facilitated accurate reporting and management of the greyhound population, and has ensured GRNZ is fully accountable for every greyhound within its care; 
- A significant sand replacement project at Addington Raceway, which has resulted in improved injury statistics at the track; and
- A marked downward trend of deaths and euthanasias, particularly over the last two seasons.

“Over the past two years, we have targeted a reduction in the euthanasia of our dogs, and making sure they have a quality of life on retirement,” says Glenda Hughes, CEO GRNZ.

“The actions taken by all of our participants, including the focus on the socialisation of the dogs, has led to a substantial improvement in these numbers both on and off the track.

“We are the most regulated animal activity in New Zealand and we continue to work on ensuring the accurate collection and publication of our data. This enables us to identify the areas where continued improvements can be made in relation to the care of our greyhounds.”

Sean Hannan, Chairman GRNZ, adds, “Public support and confidence in our operations will always be of major importance to ensure that our sport continues.

“We know all our participants share the government’s determination to ensure care of our animals is a priority and continue to focus on the wellbeing of our dogs.”

GRNZ would also like to acknowledge the hundreds of New Zealanders who have adopted our greyhounds when they retire and the adoption agencies who work with us to ensure they go to good homes. 


Greyhound Racing New Zealand 2021 Annual Report

Posted on 13 December 2021

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