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    POPA GAS reacted to GOM in Vale Max Matthews   
    Farewell old mate, one of the good buggers who was just as comfortable talking to the Queen as  a beggar on the street . He did both of those.
    Well known and respected in both Islands as a champion breeder and trainer who won most of the group races in NZ often more than once with his small team. He was a tireless worker for the Tokoroa club right from it's beginning and leaves a large legacy in the industry.
    I don't think I was ever with Max more than 5 minutes without both of us having a hearty laugh about something. He helped many within the industry especially newcomers
    RIP  Max
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    POPA GAS reacted to chiknsmack in $2000 Import Fee   
    Seems pretty straightforward then.
    Return it to Australia, get your money back. Don't, then don't.
    Return it to Australia, get your money back. Don't, then don't.
    Return it to Australia, get your money back. Don't, then don't.
    Return it to Australia, get your money back. Don't, then don't.
    Every time there's an attempt to dictate breeding restrictions from above, NZ breeders get upset about being told what to do by people who know less than them. And rightly so, IMO.
    Think of the $2000 (should be $5000) Import Fee as not only a fee to cover the cost of Australian dogs being rehomed in NZ, but also as an obstacle to prevent average Australian dogs coming here in the first place. The fewer imported dogs we have in the local racing population, the more room there is for locally-bred dogs. The more room for locally-bred dogs there is, the fewer restrictions that are needed on NZ breeders. The fewer the restrictions on NZ breeders, the more dogs will be bred locally. The more dogs bred in NZ, the more demand there will be for purpose-built rearing, breaking and pretraining facilities run by experts using world-leading skill and technology, which will lead to better NZ-bred dogs.
    If you wanted to tweak the import policy, you could say that c5-winning imports get half their import fee refunded and group placegetters/finalists get the whole lot back. So the best performers can stay in NZ for breeding without being penalised.
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    POPA GAS reacted to GOM in Auckland cup   
    Ex Aussie trainer? that certainly narrows the field
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    POPA GAS reacted to Hall in Whanganui   
    Bev they won't tell us who the dog or trainer is which makes me very suspicious as once again like you another story. Also yes anyone an read the minutes as that is are recording of the meeting. This mob just love to ridicule people and call them names and not put there names to statements.
    Janet Hall
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    POPA GAS got a reaction from Hall in Whanganui   
    Once again youre like all the people that come on here, pick on anyone that has not the same opinion, with out putting your name to it. WHO IS THE DOG?
    Rule for some,  said a dog flipped over the lure. if people say things they should tell all, just like everybody you and all the no=names.everybody
    Most people know me us i have been on this site for years, but if you do not.
    I am Beverley Duganzich
    [Bev] 
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    POPA GAS got a reaction from What the hell in Whanganui   
    What race and who was the dog? 
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    POPA GAS got a reaction from mrzim in Whanganui   
    This why people do not come on here and give their opinion. When someone and can hide behind a nom-de-plume and lie.
    Bev
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    POPA GAS got a reaction from mrzim in Whanganui   
    This why people do not come on here and give their opinion. When someone and can hide behind a nom-de-plume and lie.
    Bev
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    POPA GAS got a reaction from mrzim in Whanganui   
    This why people do not come on here and give their opinion. When someone and can hide behind a nom-de-plume and lie.
    Bev
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    POPA GAS got a reaction from Hall in Whanganui   
    Well you are all allowed your opinion. But I think Mark is a very good lure driver. So he made a mistake that's life. 
    Years ago we had a dog that we scratched ,was given a stand down of 28 days, for not having a valid reason, by the vet at the track, because the vet could not tell it had a hock problem  So we had to take the dog around the corner to M Jenson within the hour.This cost, so we asked the club to pay, they said no. This is before the RIU took over. We did ask M J to show that vet how to check hocks.
    Bev
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    POPA GAS got a reaction from Hall in Whanganui   
    Well you are all allowed your opinion. But I think Mark is a very good lure driver. So he made a mistake that's life. 
    Years ago we had a dog that we scratched ,was given a stand down of 28 days, for not having a valid reason, by the vet at the track, because the vet could not tell it had a hock problem  So we had to take the dog around the corner to M Jenson within the hour.This cost, so we asked the club to pay, they said no. This is before the RIU took over. We did ask M J to show that vet how to check hocks.
    Bev
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    POPA GAS got a reaction from Rules For Some in if only you new   
    Yes, But we would like to see it today.
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    POPA GAS got a reaction from Rules For Some in if only you new   
    Yes, But we would like to see it today.
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    POPA GAS got a reaction from Hall in if only you new   
    I know not everyone  looks at the TAB races.But as someone told me you only say something when it   affects you. Well they are right, if We    did not have a dog in the extra race meeting I would not see, that race 1 is on trackside 2 which is on at 4.12pm. This is the only race from PN all day on the channel.  Now when you set your sky, you do not look at  what channel each race is on. Now I do know why they have done this is because of the Kaikoura cup which is on at 4.16pm.
    I get annoyed with not getting a fair deal with lead-up times,missing out on front-on's,especially at PN.
    Bev Duganzich
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    POPA GAS got a reaction from modest mouse in Everyone satisfied   
    I would like to say that no-one comes on here and said I did this, or I did that. You would rubbish any one that said if i did not vote for that or did. I know what I did on the Board at Wanganui, but it is all kept inhouse, you cannot see the minutes from NZGRA or from Wanganui. So when I say I tried,  you will just have to take my word for it. 
    Bev
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    POPA GAS got a reaction from modest mouse in Everyone satisfied   
    I would like to say that no-one comes on here and said I did this, or I did that. You would rubbish any one that said if i did not vote for that or did. I know what I did on the Board at Wanganui, but it is all kept inhouse, you cannot see the minutes from NZGRA or from Wanganui. So when I say I tried,  you will just have to take my word for it. 
    Bev
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    POPA GAS got a reaction from modest mouse in Everyone satisfied   
    I would like to say that no-one comes on here and said I did this, or I did that. You would rubbish any one that said if i did not vote for that or did. I know what I did on the Board at Wanganui, but it is all kept inhouse, you cannot see the minutes from NZGRA or from Wanganui. So when I say I tried,  you will just have to take my word for it. 
    Bev
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    POPA GAS reacted to modest mouse in Thoughts for AGM   
    Disagree. Dogs should get paid for 7th and 8th, regardless off. Fail to see why they have to miss out.
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    POPA GAS got a reaction from bus stop in hows that   
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/107661237/Forgotten-World-Highway-fun-animal-carcasses-sausages-and-fox-terrier-races
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    POPA GAS got a reaction from bus stop in hows that   
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/107661237/Forgotten-World-Highway-fun-animal-carcasses-sausages-and-fox-terrier-races
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    POPA GAS got a reaction from Gary Sharp in Messara report   
    Greg said yesterday that 1/2 the dogs coming in from OZ have a ticket. So how about the one with 1st ticket pays $1k , 2nd ticket $2k. and we do not take 3rd,one. As he said we have to send them to GAP, this is our problem not the OZs. 
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    POPA GAS reacted to I know in Messara report   
    Hi Bev what do you think he would say if , someone asked him to stop all imports from coming into race ? And only allow ones coming into have a litter ? I don’t have facts or figures but I’d say most if not all would be on the gap list after they finish racing ? To me if they are not there then more race for Nz dogs , also what are your thoughts on this question. Thanks 
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    POPA GAS got a reaction from Camacho in Thoughts for AGM   
    To whom it may concern,

     As the CD clubs have not asked for submissions for this years AGM I have
    a few for you to suggest.

    1. All high grade dogs get a start when nominated.

      Eg. If a reserve in a C5 you would get drawn into a C4/5.

          The highest form C4 would run against the lowest form C5.

          The highest form C3 would run against the lowest form C4, and so
    on till all the higher grade dogs all get a start each week.

          If a reserve in any high grade race you would be drawn into a
    lower grade field.

    2. Kenneling times to two hours,instead of the three hours.

      Eg. With split kenneling the norm and kennel staff there all day,If
    the trainer wanted a two hour kennel they should be allowed.

            This would mean the first four races would have to kennel,but
    the first seven could kennel if they wished, and so on.

    3. Shelter for the dogs outside the kennel block.

        Eg. A cover for the dogs and handlers from the sun or rain, for the
    10 /15 minuets before the race.

    4. Dress code, shirts tucked in.

       Eg.Under the human rights act men and women should not be
    discriminated against based on there sex.

            At the moment men must tuck shirts in, while women may choose
    if they want to or not.

            In Australia they know it is a human rights violation and that
    is why they do not have this rule.

            Most men will tuck them in, but it should be a choice in an
    equal rights world.

    5. Nomination closing times.

        Eg. Noms should shut in order of race days.

            At the moment

            PN Monday shuts before Auckland Sunday.

            Wanganui Friday shuts before Waikato Thursday.

            Noms should shut in order of race days.

    Thanks for taking the time to read and respond.

    Wanganui and Palmerston North member Earl Duganzich.
     
     
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    POPA GAS got a reaction from Camacho in Thoughts for AGM   
    To whom it may concern,

     As the CD clubs have not asked for submissions for this years AGM I have
    a few for you to suggest.

    1. All high grade dogs get a start when nominated.

      Eg. If a reserve in a C5 you would get drawn into a C4/5.

          The highest form C4 would run against the lowest form C5.

          The highest form C3 would run against the lowest form C4, and so
    on till all the higher grade dogs all get a start each week.

          If a reserve in any high grade race you would be drawn into a
    lower grade field.

    2. Kenneling times to two hours,instead of the three hours.

      Eg. With split kenneling the norm and kennel staff there all day,If
    the trainer wanted a two hour kennel they should be allowed.

            This would mean the first four races would have to kennel,but
    the first seven could kennel if they wished, and so on.

    3. Shelter for the dogs outside the kennel block.

        Eg. A cover for the dogs and handlers from the sun or rain, for the
    10 /15 minuets before the race.

    4. Dress code, shirts tucked in.

       Eg.Under the human rights act men and women should not be
    discriminated against based on there sex.

            At the moment men must tuck shirts in, while women may choose
    if they want to or not.

            In Australia they know it is a human rights violation and that
    is why they do not have this rule.

            Most men will tuck them in, but it should be a choice in an
    equal rights world.

    5. Nomination closing times.

        Eg. Noms should shut in order of race days.

            At the moment

            PN Monday shuts before Auckland Sunday.

            Wanganui Friday shuts before Waikato Thursday.

            Noms should shut in order of race days.

    Thanks for taking the time to read and respond.

    Wanganui and Palmerston North member Earl Duganzich.
     
     
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    POPA GAS reacted to legs&lashes in Is this right   
    The Letter the Informant will not publish.   Long time greyhound breeder owner who runs a successful accounting practice , Tom Rodewald , has sent me thru a letter he has tried to get the Informant to publish. They I gather are showing no interest and this is not surprising in view of the facts contained within the letter. It seems the horse codes are not providing a subsidy to the greyhound codes rather it is the other way round. !   Tom letter reads Over recent months there have been a number of articles and letters to the editor dealing with racing industry distributions in The Informant.
    One claim made by your columnist Brian de Lore was that greyhound racing, he understood, was being subsidized by the thoroughbred code to the tune of $5m per annum.
    It has been a common thread in letters to the editor that thoroughbred racing does not receive the full benefit of earnings from the export of its product. Further it is being stated that Section 16 of the Racing Act is unfair on the thoroughbred code as it focuses industry distributions on domestic turnover share.
    Fact or Fallacy?
    Over the past few weeks I have trawled through publicly available information and also made the odd enquiry to try and ascertain the true position.
    From the publicly available information we can establish in the 2017 season that:
    1. Section 16(3) of the Racing Act that requires racing industry funds to be distributed based on NZ domestic code turnover has not applied since 2011 and did not apply in 2017.
    2. it appears that betting on greyhound racing via the NZ TAB was 20% of total racing turnover.
    3. it appears the gross betting margin the NZ Racing Board earned on greyhound turnover exceeded that of harness racing.
    4. the export turnover commission received by the NZ Racing Board on greyhound racing was approximately 31% of its total export income.
    5. the greyhound code received only 16.1% of the distribution made under Section 16.
    6. a quick calculation indicates if the racing industry distributed its turnover based on each code receiving its share of gross betting revenue and its actual export commission earnt the greyhound racing share of the pie would have grown by approximately $8.8m.
    It seems to me on figures published the thoroughbred export turnover percentage was well under 50% of the total racing turnover in the 2017 year. Allocating export turnover by each code on an actual basis would have disadvantaged the thoroughbred code.
    Anybody interested can download my full analysis and some pertinent comments via my website http://rodewaldconsulting.co.nz/blog/racingindustrydistribution/
     
    T L Rodewald Chartered Accountant
    Accredited Insolvency Practitioner
     
    It makes me wonder why our GRNZ have not been more forthcoming in highlighting just how successful the greyhound code has been in recent years turnover and income wise.
    AC