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    Rules For Some reacted to BackPoonDrinkGoon in Three dog meetings to be called from the studio next month   
    Daryl is a terrible commentator / form analyst. 
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    Rules For Some reacted to BackPoonDrinkGoon in Why is Peter Earley obsessed with   
    Agreed, he did well. Was impressed. Seemed more knowledgeable than Earley. 
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    Rules For Some got a reaction from Gary Sharp in Tips of the day   
    Better than some. Everything I punted on Sunday and last thursday came out and won today and had no money on them at all
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    Rules For Some reacted to Carmia Matanna in Vale Mike Martin   
    Today we laid to rest one of the great Dogmen of our times ending a forty year involvement in the sport.
    My Dad was a Good Bastard.
    Brian
     
     
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    Rules For Some got a reaction from Emotive in I give up   
    I think this article provides all you need to know about the muppets in charge of racing here: https://www.lincolnfarms.co.nz/stories/racing-board-ignored-deloittes-warning-about-significant-risks-with-new-betting-platform/
     
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    Rules For Some reacted to john legend in TAB costs   
    Some apologists for our supposed leaders of this industry need to look at facts.... many trainers /drivers and indeed owners and punters may wish to stop      READING NOW as following  could prove  INJURIOUS to their health....The TAB employs 630 full time staff costing over $60 million....136 staff earn over $100000 and it gets worse, 10 people are paid between $250000 and $700000. AND RIDA THINKS CLOSING THE MODERN PURPOSE BUILT MANAWATU RACEWAY IS GOING TO SAVE THE INDUSTRY . As an owner punter  I find the Industry destroying itself by looking in the wrong place for survival is  very very disappointing. (thanks to Barry Lichter for some facts)
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    Rules For Some got a reaction from lad27 in I give up   
    I think this article provides all you need to know about the muppets in charge of racing here: https://www.lincolnfarms.co.nz/stories/racing-board-ignored-deloittes-warning-about-significant-risks-with-new-betting-platform/
     
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    Rules For Some reacted to High Sparrow in I give up   
    True what you say Jape and that lifeblood you speak of comes from the every day punter and the big wigs seem to have forgotten that along the way somewhere with their inferior offerings in terms of information a punter might use to increase the turnover part of that revenue equation. Punters don't like being taken for granted and treated like they are just mugs (hence the old saying "mug punter" I guess). If they  don't offer a good service alongside the product then they can't expect support from us no matter how much we love the sport itself.  You're dead right about the comments being time-consuming too.  I am sad to see racing dying a death by a thousands cuts due to mismanagement by the bean counters and so-called CEOs.
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    Rules For Some got a reaction from bus stop in My personal suggestions for the future   
    I think people are deluded if they think any new tracks will open up in the interim. I see most tracks closing with one down south, one in the CD, and one up North.
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    Rules For Some got a reaction from GOM in My personal suggestions for the future   
    I think people are deluded if they think any new tracks will open up in the interim. I see most tracks closing with one down south, one in the CD, and one up North.
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    Rules For Some got a reaction from Emotive in My personal suggestions for the future   
    My personal suggestion, get out while you can! You forget how distressful life is once you no longer need to rely on week to week winnings from your racing team
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    Rules For Some got a reaction from GOM in My personal suggestions for the future   
    My personal suggestion, get out while you can! You forget how distressful life is once you no longer need to rely on week to week winnings from your racing team
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    Rules For Some got a reaction from Emotive in When is not safe safe?   
    Exactly.  The rule not to allow people to run back was enforced originally because it was deemed a hazard under the than new health and safety at work act. After it was deemed a hazard, it is the clubs/riu/grnz responsibility to mitigate that hazard. In this case, that new rule was brought into place. Now they have removed the mitigation of that hazard which is crazy. Furthermore, you cant leave the risk of an identified hazard to be on a person by person basis. If it's a risk for one person, it is for everyone. If someone broke a leg running back now, they could sue on these grounds. Furthermore, if there was an investigation opened into it which is common with acc claims at work these days, the results would be disastrous as the risk was identified, they mitigated it than decided to remove those mitigations
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    Rules For Some got a reaction from Emotive in When is not safe safe?   
    The point he is making is they are going against health and safety protocols put in place. Whether you find the rule absurd or not is pointless, these protocols were supposedly put in place to minimize risk and to abide the health and safety laws. The people making these decisions clearly have no clue about them themselves. 
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    Rules For Some reacted to GOM in When is not safe safe?   
    I know one handler that definitely isn't and has been trying to get someone to see sense for years, I know others who just shake their head in disbelief. I have never wanted it to b compulsory just an option.
    I forgot about raceday trials, what a joke that makes of the whole situation. I pointed it out to Robocop one day and he said they should all be fined!
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    Rules For Some got a reaction from GOM in When is not safe safe?   
    It doesn't matter if 99% of us think it is not a risk, someone (I dont know who) decided to identify this as a hazard under the act. Now that identified hazard does not change due to certain circumstances that have changed. Therefore, the mitigation that was implemented should not change. There should be more mitigation put in place to mitigate the new identified risk.
    All this action does is make them extremely liable if something did happen while people are running back as this is a known risk and their are now no measures in place to mitigate it. 
    This situation would be no different to having a stairway identified as a risk, putting in handrails to mitigate the risk, than removing the handrails because covid-19 lasts longer on the material they are made out of. 
    As far as I am concerned, the issue isn't whether or not we all think its a hazard, its how the club/s fail to fully grasp how this act works (shown by the new notice given)
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    Rules For Some got a reaction from GOM in When is not safe safe?   
    Exactly.  The rule not to allow people to run back was enforced originally because it was deemed a hazard under the than new health and safety at work act. After it was deemed a hazard, it is the clubs/riu/grnz responsibility to mitigate that hazard. In this case, that new rule was brought into place. Now they have removed the mitigation of that hazard which is crazy. Furthermore, you cant leave the risk of an identified hazard to be on a person by person basis. If it's a risk for one person, it is for everyone. If someone broke a leg running back now, they could sue on these grounds. Furthermore, if there was an investigation opened into it which is common with acc claims at work these days, the results would be disastrous as the risk was identified, they mitigated it than decided to remove those mitigations
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    Rules For Some reacted to GOM in When is not safe safe?   
    Pickel you are starting to sound like a chutney.
    I did not suggest the catching at 375m, it was standard practice ever since the track opened. I think Tom Rodewald during his reign as pres. may have tried to change it for whatever reason but gave up when nearly all participants just kept self catching. When it was changed because a few of the catcher's who liked their faces on TV felt they were not getting enough exposure is when I started to ask questions.
    You obviously do not understand how the health and safety act works , nor do the association because once it becomes a hazard then the association have a duty of care to ensure that all clubs under it's jurisdiction are made aware of the new found so called hazard  and put measures in place to  minimise the risk. In this case several other clubs expect the catcher's to run back and catch ( eg Palm Nth). This is a nonsense.
    The NZGRA information on restart for Cambridge 375 states , handlers will box their dogs and proceed to the catching area, so that would include all the old cripples you mention .
    You say it is not a rule that is inflicted upon you. In this case it was and as I said the only people to benefit from it were a few fairies and the RIU
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    Rules For Some got a reaction from GOM in Covid 19 restrictions   
    If I am wrong, where is the directive that goes against rita original statement? Please explain? I also note that both wendy kite and Alan trash broke their bubble at trials the other day to help Brendon Cole. This is against grnz rules and level 3 rules. What's worse is right staff let it happen. Racing will not last very long 
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    Rules For Some reacted to GOM in Covid 19 restrictions   
    I have heard that many stories about what Is happening, what is about to happen and what should happen that my head is spinning. FFS wouldn't you think there would be a clear directive put out to all participants during these uncertain times. I heard the other day that they were set to start racing again within a week but to keep it quiet. KEEP IT QUIET!!!!   if in fact it is correct it should be shouted from the rooftops.
    Kizanan, no, people should not have ring the clubs or grnz they should be kept up to date to the minute, they are the people that need to be first to know as they are the ones that are going to supply the product, and for  your information my wife who is the secretary of a club and has been fielding questions as above, rang the association and the the only person she could contact told her he had just become unemployed and suggested she contact Glenda Hughes FFS, so a lot of good a phonecall there, is going to do
    Really this fiasco just reinforces the hopelessness members feel about the whole organisation
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    Rules For Some got a reaction from Emotive in Worldwide Trend - COVID-19   
    Havent used NZ Tab for years now. Not only do I normally get fairly better prices on fixed odds, I find betting agencies have better incentives in Australia to use them than the NZ TAB
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    Rules For Some reacted to GOM in 2020 Derby, Oaks & futurity   
    I wonder if the average participant realizes how dire the circumstances are for all racing in NZ right now
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    Rules For Some reacted to Emotive in 2020 Derby, Oaks & futurity   
    The majority of participants are struggling, making it through the next six months their priority and challenge. Stakes cuts loom. Who gives a proverbial about your elite race stakes it benefits very few. You want to put 15K into one race in the current climate. You're delusional. Sacrifices have to be made for the benefit of all. 
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    Rules For Some got a reaction from Emotive in What The Future Looks Like   
    I've heard stake will be cut hard in NZ due to former problems between grnz and nzrb ontop of the covid 19 issues. The future looks rather grim for greyhound racing in nz.
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    Rules For Some got a reaction from Emotive in Does anyone know?   
    If the travel restrictions are the same as they are now. How many people would live within a 30km radius of cambridge?