4 June 2021

Online Licence Renewals - 2021/22 season

Online Licence Renewals for the 2021/22 season are now open.

1 June 2021

Official Notice of Proposed Amendments to Rules

HRNZ has been notified that the Racing Integrity Board will be formed from 1 July 2021, and consequently HRNZ’s rules require updating. . .

14 May 2021

New animal welfare regulations

On 9th May 2021, new regulations under the Animal Welfare Act 1999 came into effect.

4 May 2021

Draft Code of Conduct and Social Media Policy Regulations

HRNZ is looking to introduce Code of Conduct and Social Media Policy Regulations.

5 November 2020

November Sulky WOF dates

Chris Morrison from Morrisons Saddlery will be available to complete WOF inspections at Westport, Richmond, Blenheim and Kaikoura 14-16 November 2020.

24 September 2020

New Sulky Warrant of Fitness required

A new WOF is required every two years and the black WOF tag will expire on 31 January 2021.

21 January 2020

Notifiable Surgeries and Procedures Regulations

These regulations are the Notifiable Surgeries and Procedures Regulations made by the Board under rule 305 of the New Zealand Rules of Harness Racing and Rules and clause 14. 4 of the Constitution of Harness Racing New Zealand Incorporated.

22 November 2019

Regulation changes

Four Official Notices on recent regulation changes.

19 November 2019


MPI require all horses being exported from New Zealand, to be microchipped with effect from 1 December 2019.