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Stakeholders invited to NZTR Forums next week

All thoroughbred industry stakeholders (clubs, owners, breeders, trainers, riders, officials) are invited to attend the 2006 Regional Forums scheduled throughout the country next week.

Dates and venues are:

12 noon Tuesday 30 May - Gallop South Regional Forum at Wingatui12 noon Wednesday 31 May - Canterbury Regional Forum at Riccarton12 noon Thursday 1 June - Northern Regional Forum at Te Rapa12 noon Friday 2 June - Central Regional Forum at Awapuni

Each forum will begin at 12 noon with a buffet lunch.
Presentations are to begin at 12.30pm and likely to conclude by 2.00pm.
Questions and answers are anticipated to conclude by 3.00pm-3.30pm.

The following topics will be covered in the presentations:

1. NZTR

• Regional Forums
• AGM
• Governance
• Roles, responsibilities and direction
• Overview of 2005/06 performance
• Organisational restructure

2. Integrity

• Structure and plans for 2006/07
• Rules of Racing
• Ratings and handicapping

3. Customer Service / Website Project

• Increasing online operation and activity incl. NRB Online
• Text/Email opportunities
• Website redesign

4. Funding

• Partitioning of tax relief
• Infrastructure investment
• Wagering taxation reform
• Returns to Owners
• Comparative assessment - determining future funding options
• Competitiveness in the Australasian market

5. NZRB

• NZRB Performance
• Thoroughbred code performance

6. On course initiatives

• NZRB to present

7. Questions & answers

- NZTR