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20 June, 2022

Harness Racing New Zealand: Independent Director

The Board of Harness Racing New Zealand Inc consists of eight members. One each from the Auckland and Christchurch harness racing clubs, four elected by the balance of harness racing clubs and two Independent Directors. HRNZ is currently seeking an Independent Director for a term of three years (until the conclusion of the 2025 HRNZ AGM).

This is a challenging and exciting time for HRNZ as the racing industry responds to the changes resulting from the Racing Industry Act 2020 coming into effect, the establishment of TAB NZ, and the formation of Racing NZ which is the body representing the interests of the three racing codes. We are seeking to appoint a Director who brings proven governance experience and strategic capability.

To receive a candidate briefing outline, or to submit your covering letter and resume, please email Leanne Holdem, Board Secretary, [email protected]

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 19 July 2022.

Further information can be uploaded from the HRNZ website www.hrnz.co.nz, including copies of the HRNZ Constitution, the 2020/21 Annual Report, and a 2021/22 Business Plan and Strategic Vision document.


13 May, 2022

ASHBURTON RACEWAY:   Assistant Track & Facilities Manager:

Great opportunity for the right person to join our team.

  • Are you passionate about horse racing and track management?
  • Are you an experienced Groundsman or Track Manager looking to further your career?

We have an opening for an Assistant Track and Facilities Manager. This role will suit an experienced person who is passionate about the horse racing industry and track maintenance and is ready to take the next step to forward their career.

About the role:
As part of our team you will be responsible for managing and maintaining the highest standards of track and training surfaces and their surroundings to meet our high expectations. It's a "hands on" role, supported by a small but dedicated team and progressive management.

The success factors:

  • You will be passionate about horse racing.
  • Previous experience working with and managing turf and or all-weather track surfaces including experience operating a variety of maintenance and renovation equipment.
  • A strong work ethic, be self-driven, with a can-do attitude.
  • Have effective communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and organisational skills.
  • The ability to work autonomously and be a team player.

Here's what we can offer you:

  • A competitive salary.
  • A wealth of knowledge and experience within the company to support your professional development.
  • Opportunities for internal and external training.

New Zealand residency and a current full driver's licence are essential.

For a job description and to apply please email [email protected]

Applications close midday Monday May 23, 2022.