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03 June 2020

Racing Minister for Racing Winston Peters today announced that the terms for the directors of the Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) have been extended to 30 June 2021.

Due…

26 May 2020

The Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) today (Tuesday, 26 May) confirmed changes it was taking in response to the impact of COVID-19, including a reduction of 230 roles,…

15 May 2020

Consultation with the racing industry on a revised racing calendar from August 2020 to July 2021, which reflects the significant impact of Covid-19 on domestic racing and the critical…

12 May 2020

RITA welcomes the Government’s announcement today, and particularly, the tireless advocacy of the Racing Minister, Rt. Hon Winston Peters during this time.

Covid19 has presented…

06 May 2020

The Racing Industry Transition Agency, today (6 May 2020), confirmed to its staff it would commence consultation about changes to the TAB in response to the impact of COVID-19…

01 May 2020

The transitional racing calendar for the remainder of the 2019/20 season (May, June and July) has been confirmed today (1 May) by the RITA Dates Committee and sees the…

24 April 2020
The New Zealand Racing industry can confidently continue preparations this weekend for a return to trialling and training under Alert Level 3 following confirmation today from…
24 April 2020

TAB Trackside's Aidan Rodley talks to RITA Executive Chair Dean McKenzie for a third update.

McKenzie gives an update on the racing calendar, the process to return to training,…

23 April 2020

As you know, this week the Government announced a return to Alert Level 3 from Tuesday 28 April 2020. We wanted to provide a short update on the progress towards a resumption for…