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  1. You shouldn't have tempted fate Idolmite. The last thing we want is for Trump to win in November, especially if it means that our resident psychopath feels he has an entitlement to continue posting his garbage. There's only 6% between Biden and Trump now, 2 weeks ago it was 12%
  2. Why would I bother answering such a stupid question, there's 555,000 dead and 12.3m infected from covid 19 for God's sake
  3. Now Mike, you know damn well that most Club Committee menbers are selected by the incumbents and very rarely are required to face a ballot by members of the club
  4. Hey, 100 0, you accuse Ohokaman of not answering questions, how about answering mine. Or is it as I thought, the mindless ravings of a lunatic
  5. How could the board agree to this, what are this guys skills? What has he brought to Harness Racing? I understood it was an interim appointment, why are they not actively seeking a replacement? How are the Committees of Harness Racing Clubs not calling for a Special general Meeting so that the Board of HRNZ are made to explain their decisions? Does anybody actually give a Damn?
  6. Okay 100 0, who are the real people on the coal face. Give me some names and interviews and give me your definition of on the coal face?
  7. They obviously have no interest in the future of racing, only their little pile of dirt.
  8. Dingle, there is a closing time for nominations, you should abide by it. Too many trainers sit back anticipating the nomination time will be extended, so they can study the entries and decide which race would best suit their horse(s)
  9. Whats the old saying, if you want to fuck something up, put a committee in charge
  10. His ability to peak a horse for a big race was something that only good trainers coud do
  11. I agree, all he's going to achieve by appealing is cost himself 10's of thousands of dollars and maybe get his disqualification reduced by one or two years. A pity, he was an excellent trainer
  12. You are right to a certain degree Mike, but the fact is because of our committee structure we're now in the shit, because people with no real knowledge of the game have put the current Board in charge. This Board, with our part time chief executive are now going to have to argue Harness racings case to hold onto the funding levels we have had in the past. How do you think they will fare?
  13. No it's really me Mike. The problems we are having with the Management of HRNZ at both Executive and Board level stem from the system that the industry operates under. The decision makers all the way through are at Committee level from the Clubs to the Board of HRNZ. The people that have real skin in the game like Trainers, owners, drivers and breeders have no input into the management of their industry. If a committee person or a Board member make wrong or poor decisions it has no real effect on them. If it's bad enough they might have to resign their position. The people who have a considerable financial investment in the industry can't just walk away, however. Those decisions effect their livelihood. It's time that people are called to account for their poor decisions and it's time that people with large investments in the industry were given representation at Board level. The cry of the rebellious Americans in their war of independence was No taxation without representation. Why should owners , trainers and breeders pay anything to HRNZ without representation at board level. The decision making process would be considerably enhanced if it effected your livelihood
  14. Not bad Mike, but you left out Kens stuttering.
  15. Disqualified for 8 years
  16. John Grainger is the NZ Met appointment. He is from a good management background and has also worked in the Civil service. I think he would make a far better chairman. The most important thing that has to be dealt with urgently is getting rid of the 2 days a week chief executive. We need a competent person at the helm even if it is to bring back Edward Rennell. He has a wealth of knowledge and is a safe pair of hands
  17. Eljay, if as you say that punters have lost interest in Harness Racing in the Hawkes Bay and trainers in the district were non existent, how can any allocation of dates to this region be justified
  18. Leggy, it hasn't been possible to get any information on this funding. I did get an indication that the funds had been used to keep HRNZ going during the lockdown. I do know that HRNZ did claim funding from the wage subsidy scheme. Other than wages their costs would have included rent on their premises after the ridiculous decision to sell their building in Lincoln Road and move to costly rental premises. Other than that I am struggling to get any further information
  19. As I understand it the money is paid in advance. As I've already asked what happened to the funds paid out for the period of the shutdown when no racing was held?
  20. What nonsense. There is no movement or consideration for that to happen in either party.
  21. We don't need a regional plan, we need a National plan which all parties agree upon and all parties work to make it succeed