Steward at Addington

Rules and Policies

The GRNZ is governed by the Rules of Racing.  The Rules of Racing are determined by the Rules of Racing Committee and approved by the RIB in accordance with the GRNZ Constitution and the 2020 Racing Industry Act and then authorised by the GRNZ Board. These Rules are then administered by the Association through its Chief Executive, Racing Department and the RIB (Racing Integrity Board).  To complement the Rules, GRNZ also issues and implements a number of regulations and policies.  Click on any of the rules or policies below to view.

Master Rules of Racing - Effective from 1 August 2018 (amended 1 October 2021)

Health and Welfare Standards (also referred to as the GRNZ Welfare Code or Code of Welfare) - Effective from 1 August 2018
Clarification: The sizes referred to in the Facility Design Standards (2.3 - 2.5 inclusive) and Breeding (Standard 7.2) apply only to new build and refurbishments.

Constitution - Updated Constitution came into effect on 14 August 2020


GRNZ Policies

Please click on the individual policies below for further information.

Approved Qualifying Times

Board Approved Lure Policy

Breeding Female Policy - Amended 1 March 2019

Categories of Prohibited Substances

Dress Code Policy - Refer to club for local standards

Ear branding Update

Greyhound Socialisation Policy

GRNZ Abandonment Guideline / Procedure

GRNZ Import and Grading Policy

GRNZ Veterinary Certificate of Death Policy

Late Litter Registration Policy

Protocol for Drug and Alcohol Testing of Licensed Persons

Qualifying Trials Policy

Small Breeder Fund Policy

Social Media Policy Licensed Persons

Transportation of Greyhounds

Use of Alternative or Complementary Medicines Policy

Vaccination Policy

The Standard for Blinker Policy
Hypoxia and Cramping Policies
Consecutive Day Nomination Policy
Scratching Due to a Material Change in Track Conditions Policy


Greyhound On-Track Euthanasia Guidelines

Defaulter List

Defaulter List

Health and Safety

Board Responsibilities

Health and Safety Manual

Appendix to H&S Manual

Health and Safety Club Checklist

H&S Safety Meeting Form

H&S Club Contractors Agreement

H&S Accident Incident Register Form

H&S Hazardous Substances Register Form

Trainer and Handler Induction Form

Summary of WHS Impact on Clubs