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Messara Report into the New Zealand Racing Industry

In April 2018 the Minister for Racing, Rt Hon Winston Peters appointed senior Australian racing expert John Messara to review the New Zealand racing industry’s governance structures, and provide recommendations on future directions for the industry. 

The Minister released the report on 30 August 2018 and it can be found here:

Stakeholder feedback sought on John Messara’s Review of the New Zealand Racing Industry

We are seeking public feedback on the report and its recommendations.

We are particularly interested in feedback relating to the 17 main recommendations summarised on pages 9 and 10 of the report.

If your feedback relates to a specific recommendation, please let us know which recommendation it relates to.

Please submit feedback by 19 October 2018 by email to or by post to:

Racing Review
Department of Internal Affairs
45 Pipitea Street
Wellington 6011
PO Box 805
Wellington 6140

Further information

You can read a copy of the Minister’s news release here: Review of the racing industry (Beehive website)

You can read the Minister's speech to the racing industry here: Rt Hon Winston Peters' speech to the racing industry - 30 August 2018 (Beehive website)

View the original live streamed video of the report's release on 30 August 2018, featuring Minister for Racing Rt Hon Winston Peters, here:

Further information available here soon.