COVID-19 Information Page

Useful updates and information can be found here to help you through the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Interview with Dean McKenzie from RITA
Dean McKenzie chats to Aiden Rodley about the impacts on Covid-19 and looking ahead.

RITA COVID-19 Update
An update from Dean McKenzie.

Statement from HRNZ Chair and Chief Executive
What does a return to racing look like?

COVID-19 Update - Training on Private Properties
Update related to what trainers can and cannot do on their own property.

Video Update with Peter Jensen
Dave Di Somma speaks to HRNZ CEO Peter Jensen about the current situation in the racing industry.

COVID-19 Update
A communication explaining the new MPI guidelines regarding the care of horses as an essential activity.

HRNZ Order and Direction - COVID-19 Pandemic
The most up-to-date HRNZ Order and Direction regarding the husbandry of Standardbreds.

MPI Questions and Answers Template
Ministry for Primary Industries Register for safe practice.

2020 Harness Jewels - What Alert Level 4 Means for the 2019-20 Harness Season
The HRNZ board has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 edition of the Harness Jewels.

COVID-19 Financial Support
Find out what financial support is available from the government.


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