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Peters declares race fields legislation Bill not fit for purpose

  • Wed, 25 Jul 2018
  • Garrick Knight
John Allen is still promising a significant profit from the Racing Board next season.  Edward Rennell says harness racing can only expect about the same amount of funding next season.

John Allen is still promising a significant profit from the Racing Board next season. Edward Rennell says harness racing can only expect about the same amount of funding next season.

It’s not panic stations at harness headquarters, despite confirmation last week that the current Racing Amendment Bill is dead in the water. Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters, who is also the Racing Minister, confirmed in a public meeting in Invercargill last week that the ‘race fields legislation’ was not fit for purpose. “Anything like the race fields legislation can't be the solution because not one person behind it had any idea what was going on in the …
 

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