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    Southland got a reaction from Gruff in Revealed: Where the TAB staff cuts are being made   
    “A separate review is underway on the executive leadership team whose top six members took home $2.5 million between them last season.
    RITA board members earned $263,667 for the 14 meetings they attended last season”.
     
    A management team collectively earning less that $1mill could do the job.
    Seriously if these numbers are legit this is just BS. So these clowns are collectively paid $18k to attend a single Board meeting!
    No wonder the industry is drowning. Outrageous sense of entitlement. 
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    Southland got a reaction from Gruff in Revealed: Where the TAB staff cuts are being made   
    “A separate review is underway on the executive leadership team whose top six members took home $2.5 million between them last season.
    RITA board members earned $263,667 for the 14 meetings they attended last season”.
     
    A management team collectively earning less that $1mill could do the job.
    Seriously if these numbers are legit this is just BS. So these clowns are collectively paid $18k to attend a single Board meeting!
    No wonder the industry is drowning. Outrageous sense of entitlement. 
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    Southland got a reaction from Gruff in Revealed: Where the TAB staff cuts are being made   
    “A separate review is underway on the executive leadership team whose top six members took home $2.5 million between them last season.
    RITA board members earned $263,667 for the 14 meetings they attended last season”.
     
    A management team collectively earning less that $1mill could do the job.
    Seriously if these numbers are legit this is just BS. So these clowns are collectively paid $18k to attend a single Board meeting!
    No wonder the industry is drowning. Outrageous sense of entitlement. 
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    Southland got a reaction from Gruff in Revealed: Where the TAB staff cuts are being made   
    “A separate review is underway on the executive leadership team whose top six members took home $2.5 million between them last season.
    RITA board members earned $263,667 for the 14 meetings they attended last season”.
     
    A management team collectively earning less that $1mill could do the job.
    Seriously if these numbers are legit this is just BS. So these clowns are collectively paid $18k to attend a single Board meeting!
    No wonder the industry is drowning. Outrageous sense of entitlement. 
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    Southland got a reaction from Gruff in Revealed: Where the TAB staff cuts are being made   
    “A separate review is underway on the executive leadership team whose top six members took home $2.5 million between them last season.
    RITA board members earned $263,667 for the 14 meetings they attended last season”.
     
    A management team collectively earning less that $1mill could do the job.
    Seriously if these numbers are legit this is just BS. So these clowns are collectively paid $18k to attend a single Board meeting!
    No wonder the industry is drowning. Outrageous sense of entitlement. 
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    Southland got a reaction from Gruff in Revealed: Where the TAB staff cuts are being made   
    “A separate review is underway on the executive leadership team whose top six members took home $2.5 million between them last season.
    RITA board members earned $263,667 for the 14 meetings they attended last season”.
     
    A management team collectively earning less that $1mill could do the job.
    Seriously if these numbers are legit this is just BS. So these clowns are collectively paid $18k to attend a single Board meeting!
    No wonder the industry is drowning. Outrageous sense of entitlement. 
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    Southland got a reaction from Peter R S in Favourites function on TAB website   
    Peter, the TAB give you one days grace. On the Racing home page select the YESTERDAY tab. Select meeting, race then runner. Open the runner form and select the Favourite icon (right side of screen).
    Any more than  one day and you’re buggered.
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    Southland reacted to uneasy in Mrs Cubes is optimistic about Spring Racing @ Riccarton   
    I'm with you Cubes we all need to be positive and look forward to spring racing. I struggle with the negativity of some people.
    That old adage out of adversity comes prosperity We fully intend to be up and ready to go come 1st July, if that's when we kick off. 
    The Pitman Racing team aren't ready to give up, unlike some I know. The Parsons, Champion and Murphy stables share the same positive attitude we do.
    All the best to the entire racing community see you back at the track!!
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    Southland reacted to tripple alliance in Cannabis testing   
    What a crap topic , we all know cannabis affects peoples ability to react so clearly it's going to cause/fail to prevent accidents , for that reason alone keep it under control .
    The psychosis that comes with it after prolonged use will ruin lives and strain the mental health budget , we all know alcohol causes problems but that's not an excuse for make things worse .
    Another effect of legalising it will be the undermining parents who are trying to keep their children on the right course .
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    Southland reacted to GOM in Cannabis testing   
    Has cannabis use been proved to be a factor in some serious work injuries or death ? Yes .it has
    Has P been proved to be a factor in serious work accidents and death/ Yes it has.
    I also worked in construction  working on preventing injury. My experience of that time was that drug use was common and dangerous.
    Nerula's comment to open, was correct, it will be the employer's responsibility to ensure the employee's safety (as well as the employee)
    When people vote on the issue of legality at the election they should ask themselves one simple question? Will legalising cannabis possibly cause harm? Yes it will
    We keep on moaning about the unbelievable behavior of some of our young people and yet continue to put more risks in front of them.
    We keep scratching our head about how to prevent youth suicide yet legalising cannabis is certain to make the problem worse.
    So weed and P are chicken feed compared to what you have assaulted your brain with. That becomes apparent on reading your comments above.
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    Southland got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in Melody Belle / J. Richards   
    An amazing performce against quality opposition. SHE’S ALL CLASS!!!!
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    Southland got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in Melody Belle / J. Richards   
    An amazing performce against quality opposition. SHE’S ALL CLASS!!!!
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    Southland got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in Melody Belle / J. Richards   
    An amazing performce against quality opposition. SHE’S ALL CLASS!!!!
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    Southland got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in Melody Belle / J. Richards   
    An amazing performce against quality opposition. SHE’S ALL CLASS!!!!
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    Southland got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in $50 WIN BET AT TE RAPA THIS SATURDAY MAY 4TH   
    Fiscal Fantasy or Trip to Freedom
    chrs
     
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    Southland got a reaction from Chestnut in ENTRY THREAD : AUTUMN RACING EASTER CUP - POINTS COMP - SATURDAY 20 APRIL : ALL WELCOME !   
    Caulfield R8 6.35pm     14
     
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    Southland got a reaction from Cubes in Large Debt, What to Do???   
    Light fingers?
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    Southland got a reaction from hedley in John Allen and the Board should never...   
    If the figures you quote are correct that’s of massive concern.
    An eight year commitment at those costs when technology is moving faster than ever and digital effeciency driving down costs. Come on!
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    Southland got a reaction from hedley in John Allen and the Board should never...   
    If the figures you quote are correct that’s of massive concern.
    An eight year commitment at those costs when technology is moving faster than ever and digital effeciency driving down costs. Come on!
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    Southland got a reaction from Red Rum in The Shark Bites   
    Chocate not to shabby in last years Brisbane Cup (grp2)
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    Southland got a reaction from Chestnut in Benbatl - La Mer family lights up!   
    Read with interest that Cox Plate invitee Benbatl has bounced back to form with a Group One victory in Germany. Looking at his pedigree it was interesting to see La Mer 4 gens removed on the bottom of the page.
    I don’t know to much about this family since the great filly raced in the mid 70s but would be interested in thoughts on what may have activated this pedigree to leave a horse of Benbatl’s quality.
    In terms of the dam line I guess class is permanant but do you see any other influencing factors?
    chrs
               
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    Southland got a reaction from Wrinkles in Spring Stakes Supremo Comp ($1000 prizemoney) entry thread Round 17 - Wed Oct 17-30   
    Caulfield R5-3
    Caulfield R6-6
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    Southland reacted to Berri in Race Fields Amendment Bill withdrawn   
    You're all still bitching about the concept of rationalizing racecourse assets to maximize racing's market share in the gaming/ entertainment industries. What about the rest of it? We need great surfaces to race on. Why haven't the clubs managed to do this to the extent that we don't have a disproportionate number of cancellations at a time of the year when we shouldn't be having any. Why haven't the clubs taken matters into their own hands to produce a viable business opportunity because currently racing is not that. 
    Get off the merry go round and start to think big picture. Small thinking has failed. In my humble opinion, the real mojo is held by the owners. They pay for the game
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    Southland reacted to Berri in Race Fields Amendment Bill withdrawn   
    A most expected outcome and probably the best thing since sliced cheese. The last draft of the so called "Race Fields Legislation" was a crock. How many of you read it? How many of you thought it was relevant? How many of you thought it paved the way to growth and prosperity?
    I for one thought it was an absolute crock of shit. Narrow minded bunch of words written by people with off target agendas and suffering from a lack of imagination, coupled with absolutely no knowledge of the betting/ racing and betting technology industries.
    I don't like the idea of anyone missing out being close to horses, especially race horses but our society and internal priorities are changing....often for the worse. We can't really change much that doesn't want changing. The best we can do is place our love of horses and the sport in the way of non participants and hope that they see what we all enjoy. If we do this correctly enough, we may convince or seduce them to participate so that we can leverage our love for the game to make it better for horses. If that happens then we will ultimately make it better for ourselves.
    You bemoan the closing of race tracks. If you had the choice of having horses brought up under the current circumstances where there are too few people looking after too many horses because trainers can't afford the right number of people, or implemented a well organised program to change things for the benefit of future participants in a better way, then why not have the courage to take the next steps?
    We are at a very interesting crossroads. Everyone has been asked to make submissions in respect of the proposed changes. Have you taken the time to make one? Are you all going to be people who spout but don't do? At the very least you could all collaborate to produce something meaningful.
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    Southland reacted to scooby3051 in Maija Vance   
    Thanks for the update, wish yourself, Maija and all your family well during this tough period from everyone here at Racecafe....hope she makes a full and speedy recovery...everyone here at Racecafe would love nothing better.