6 September 2021

What Alert level 2 means for racing

The Government’s latest announcement means all harness racing meetings and trials will be held at their own racecourses this week.

2 September 2021

HRNZ Order and Direction - Alert Level 3

The Order and Direction - Level 3 is in place and remains in place while New Zealand or parts thereof are at Alert Level 3.

31 August 2021

Covid Update : August 31 

With racing resuming this week, Harness Racing New Zealand wishes to clarify the do's and don’ts under Alert Level Three and Four.

30 August 2021

Get the Jab!

Get the jab! A video, encouraging people to get their Covid-19 vaccinations, has just been released.

28 August 2021

Alert Level 4 Clarification

HRNZ wish to clarify movement of horses from an Alert Level 4 area. Our level 4 Orders and Directions as approved by Government are as follows:

27 August 2021

Extended lockdown rules out racing, for the meantime

All race meetings scheduled for New Zealand over the weekend and into the early part of next week have been cancelled following the Government’s decision to extend the Alert Level 4 lockdown.

24 August 2021

Clarification around training under Alert Level 4

There’s been a lot of feedback, and some confusion, about what trainers can do with their horses during lockdown.

23 August 2021

No racing as Alert Level stays at 4

The Government’s latest decision to extend Alert Level 4 means there will be no harness racing in the country until Sunday at the earliest.

21 August 2021

HRNZ Order and Direction - Alert Level 4

Please find our updated Alert Level 4 - HRNZ Order and Direction, plus an Essential Service Letter template.