Taku Umanga

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    Taku Umanga got a reaction from Grego in Starting tape   
    Make all starts mobile like the majority of the world maybe?
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    Taku Umanga reacted to westview in Addington Today. Woeful Crowd   
    Can't wait for the 13th , looking forward to putting Westview on the punters cup for the fourth time later in the year, bring it on.
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    Taku Umanga got a reaction from Stables in Matt Anderson: GUILTY   
    Punched, choked and then kicked he in the head when she was down ..... 
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    Taku Umanga reacted to MAJESTIC in Matt Anderson: GUILTY   
    Why should we have to wait till November 24th for sentence.
    Found guilty, sentence him now, lock him up and throw key away.
    No place for a female basher in our world and industry.
    Also a druggie as well isn't he?
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    Taku Umanga reacted to Pegasus 9 in Matt Anderson: GUILTY   
    A coward and a bully.  Hopefully he will get to see how it feels if he gets a custodial sentence. And one thing is certain, if he can do something like that to a female or anybody for that matter
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    Taku Umanga got a reaction from john legend in Bloody hell Phil   
    It might be Edward Rennell ..... and that wouldn't be a bad thing!
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    Taku Umanga reacted to eljay in CD harness racing to be thrown a lifeline   
    Looks like Taranaki is a dirty word.     No Hawera, no Stratford, no New Plymouth.      This area (from a punting perspective) will join the Hawkes Bay
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    Taku Umanga reacted to mikenz in CD harness racing to be thrown a lifeline   
    Easter at Hawera is like xmas on the coast,some traditions need keeping.
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    Taku Umanga reacted to eljay in CD harness racing to be thrown a lifeline   
    Biggest injustice imo is Hawera 
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    Taku Umanga reacted to Mikie in Brace yourself for serious stake cuts   
    Couldn't agree more and have said the same for years
    Mikie
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    Taku Umanga reacted to Stables in Brace yourself for serious stake cuts   
    If funding is reduced by 25%, as indicated by Holden, it is imperative that this reduction should be made at the top level. For example, the New Zealand Cup could be run for $150,000 rather than $600,000 and still have the same field. Stakes at the lower level are already way too low. If you win a race you would be lucky if the stake won would cover 2 months training fees. If racing is going to continue there must be incentives at the lower end to at least give owners a chance of covering costs
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    Taku Umanga got a reaction from napier in Banned!   
    Good riddance - absolute nut job from reading the JCA report!
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    Taku Umanga got a reaction from arjay in Banned!   
    Good riddance - absolute nut job from reading the JCA report!
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    Taku Umanga got a reaction from 47South in Banned!   
    Good riddance - absolute nut job from reading the JCA report!
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    Taku Umanga got a reaction from Pegasus 9 in Banned!   
    Good riddance - absolute nut job from reading the JCA report!
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    Taku Umanga got a reaction from JJ Flash in Harness turnovers surprise   
    Geez - I never made bugger all off any of my horses after expenses no matter where they raced!
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    Taku Umanga got a reaction from Stables in Harness turnovers surprise   
    Geez - I never made bugger all off any of my horses after expenses no matter where they raced!
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    Taku Umanga reacted to iwmcn in How we can save harness racing in the CD - Manawatu's solution   
    Stables. show me another region in NZ o/t Central Districts who have lost their anchor club (Hutt Park) 20 years ago and survived without Industry hand outs.
    These guys have  kept the sport alive in their region , rekindledi interest and are rewarded by their peers with a kick in the guts. ie closure.
    To consider no racing between Christchurch and Cambridge is non sensical AND WOULD DO UNREAPAIRABLE DAMAGE TO THE SPORT OF HARNESS RACING.
    My advice is to maintain the STATUS QUO for now haven given notice to ALL stakeholders that closure is on the cards IF agreed terms and conditions are not met IN THE FUTURE,
    Form a CD consortium ,,allocate a set number of dates to cover the region and let them work it  where and when with the 12 month deadline. 
    Let the stakeholders determine their own future.
    Dont just shut the door on them. After all what is another 12 months. Not much to ask. 
    Given this region is the most effected by the dates I submit that in equity they should be given an extended period to review their future.
    If we want a future we must encourage growth.  not by killing an established sport in a large educational city, or solid kids cart base .
    Give them 12 months and review the position.
    The new motorway from Wellington to open next year will slash the transit time providing  NEW MARKET opportunities. eg .Creating a one hour drive from the affluent Kapiti Coast for the affluent
    and (or bored ) retirees on the Kapiti Coast.  Bus trips on Tuesday afternoons. could be a regular feature. ? Endless unexplored. potental.t
    At least let the Consortium explore these opportunities before you can it.
    PS  Stables. Find fault with this approach.
    Ivan W. McNicholl
     
     
     
     
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    Taku Umanga reacted to Mikie in RIDA and Winny   
    Stables. can you tell me what RITA did to reduce costs before Covid19?
    While I’m asking questions could you tell me what will happen if ATC lose their Court case and their Track? How many race days can Cambridge run?
    Mikie
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    Taku Umanga reacted to Ludwig in "Those Clubs might race at alternative Venues"   
    The poor wee Auckland petals are rather sad. No concept of what heartland, community based racing is all about. And sadly, geography is not their forte.
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    Taku Umanga reacted to Mikie in "Those Clubs might race at alternative Venues"   
    I wonder why Nelson got dates instead of Marlborough?
    Their major sponsor is who?
    And who is employed by that major sponsor?
    Come in Barbie
    Mikie
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    Taku Umanga reacted to eljay in ATC makes the hard calls   
    Cartman42 - you miss my point.   Which is no revenue.    Certainly not sufficient.    What is "negativity?"    Surely "reality" is not negativity?    
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    Taku Umanga got a reaction from fermoy in Horse exodus begins with cloud over stakes   
    Fair call - I choose not to until I see what the the new season brings
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    Taku Umanga got a reaction from john legend in Horse exodus begins with cloud over stakes   
    Ok - I'll use that reasoning when the farrier, transporter, vet and feed merchant bills come in.... should work right?
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    Taku Umanga reacted to 2Piper in hrnz to close most tracks !   
    I must say that Rangiora does have the best dual grass/all weather course combo in Canterbury. It also gets the race day crowds like most of the country meets .