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3 July 2020

HRNZ Statement on Dates Calendar

Three harness racing clubs, Manawatu, Timaru and Forbury, have been given a lifeline for the 2020-21 season.

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3 July 2020

New Zealand racing calendar confirmed

More than 1,000 race meetings at 51 venues throughout New Zealand were confirmed today by the Dates Committee of the Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) for the forthcoming racing year.

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26 June 2020

Racing New Zealand welcomes RITA’s funding announcement

Racing New Zealand has welcomed today’s announcement from the Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA)

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13 June 2020

Junior Drivers secure spots for Championship

The twelve drivers have been decided for the McMillan Equine Feeds Junior Drivers Championship.

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21 May 2020

Additional Addington meeting gets green light, if required

In the event excessive entries are received for the NZ Metropolitan TC’s racing resumption meeting on Friday 29 May

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15 May 2020

HRNZ announces proposed 20-21 racing calendar for consultation

Harness Racing New Zealand (HRNZ) is proposing significant changes to the number of venues at which it will be holding meetings for the 2020-21 season.

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24 April 2020

Resuming Training Under Alert Level Three

Harness Racing New Zealand has welcomed today’s decision allowing trainers to return to work when the country moves to Alert Level Three next Tuesday as a “massive boost for the industry”.

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24 March 2020

2020 Harness Jewels - What Alert Level 4 Means for the 2019-20 Harness Season

2020 Harness Jewels - What Alert Level 4 Means for the 2019-20 Harness Season

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23 March 2020

Industry Response to COVID-19

The announcement from the government today that New Zealand would move to Level 4 of the COVID-19 Alert System in 48 hours means that all racing will cease for the next four weeks from Tuesday 24 March.

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