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Racing Industry Transition Agency 

The Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) was appointed by Racing Minister Rt. Hon. Winston Peters on 1 July 2019 to enable the urgent changes required to drive the racing industry toward a financially sustainable future.

Through the Racing Reform Act, RITA has a legislative mandate to manage the changes needed to revitalise the racing industry and carry out the day to day functions of the TAB and Trackside.

Latest News

10 December 2019

The Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) welcomes the Government’s introduction of the Racing Industry Bill  - a major package of reforms to replace the Racing Act 2003.…

09 December 2019

Dean  McKenzie will take up the position of Executive Chair of the Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) from January until June 2020, to support the passing of the Racing…

25 November 2019

It’s been a very busy time for the industry since my last update, with a successful Spring Carnival and Cup and Show week. During the period the Board has met twice and I…

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The TAB runs all betting on racing and sport in New Zealand.

TAB Trackside

TAB Trackside is available on SKY Digital and broadcasts racing and race wagering focused programming.