Minister for Racing Kieran McAnulty has announced the release of the Racing Integrity Board’s reports into the future of the greyhound racing industry. The Minister had intended to seek Cabinet agreement to the reports public release early this year. However, this was delayed due to disruptions caused by Cyclone Gabrielle. The Minister now intends to discuss the reports with key stakeholders over upcoming months.
In April 2021 Government commissioned a review of animal welfare and safety in the greyhound racing industry by Sir Bruce Robertson (the Robertson review).
Due to the findings from the Robertson review, in September 2021, Government announced that the industry was put ‘on notice’ and must either make the recommended improvements to animal welfare or risk closure.
The Racing Integrity Board (the RIB) then worked with Greyhound Racing New Zealand on the areas arising from the Robertson review and RIB presented its findings to the Minister in December 2022. The Minister then requested further information which was received in March 2023.
You can find the RIB’s December 2022 report here:
Greyhound Review Final Report – 12 December 2022 (PDF, 6.4MB)
The RIB’s March 2023 report here:
Greyhound Review Supplementary report – 16 March 2023 (PDF, 507KB).