About Us

Greyhound Racing New Zealand (GRNZ) is the tradename of the New Zealand Greyhound Racing Association Incorporated (NZGRA). GRNZ is an Incorporated Society consisting of ten registered member Greyhound Racing Clubs throughout New Zealand.

GRNZ is formally recognised in the Racing Act 2003 as a constituent part of the New Zealand Racing Industry.

The Racing Industry in New Zealand is governed by the New Zealand Racing Board (NZRB) in accordance with the Racing Act 2003. The NZRB is required to provide governance and oversight to the Industry and GRNZ through approval of the annual GRNZ Statement of Intent and Business Plan. The NZRB is also responsible for distribution of annual wagering funding to the three racing Codes.

Objects of the Association

Greyhound Racing New Zealand is the governing body for Greyhound Racing in New Zealand and provides governance, support and assistance to the affiliated clubs in the sport of greyhound racing.  GRNZ is responsible for all the administration of all supporting functions such as racing and breeding support, animal welfare, promotion of greyhound racing, to race stakes and schedules.

Role of the GRNZ Board of Directors

The Board is responsible for setting the strategic direction of GRNZ in accordance with its ultimate responsibility; the Objects of the Association.

The Board takes a commercial approach to its role which includes reviewing and approving the Statement of Intent and the Annual Business Plan, approving major infrastructure decisions and Club investments, monitoring the financial performance of the Association, appointing and reviewing the performance of the Chief Executive and ensuring the integrity, governance and greyhound advocacy at an industry and political level.

The Board's role is also to maintain and ensure adherence to GRNZ's rules.

The Board is made of up three independent Directors, three regional representatives and a Licensed Person representative. The Board has five formally constituted committees, these being the:
Racing Committee - discusses and reviews various racing and rule specific matters on behalf of the Board;
Dates Committee - establishes dates allocations to Clubs for the coming racing season;
Finance and Audit Committee - responsible for advising the Board on the financial policies and the financial position of the Association;
Personnel and Remuneration Committee - reviews the Chief Executive's performance and remuneration, including all performance incentive arrangements and attends to any employment matters as raised by the Chief Executive; and
Integrity Committee - discusses all integrity and judicial related matters on behalf of the Board.

In accordance with the Racing Act 2003 there is a greyhound racing representative on GRNZ's Board of Directors.