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 Why Do the problems that have been on going at Auckland continue? Perhaps, looking at the the picture  the  trackside camera  shows , focusing for all to see, as they zoom in to the troublesome sprint boxes, the first sign of deterioration is the algae STAINED  unused advertising space above the boxing area,    the second,  the weeds and un kept bottom of the fence that is the prime focus for all to see. Honestly, if the management and committee cant get on top of these simple requirements , because quite simply, they are not performing at the basic level required to promote our sport . Should they stand down.? The drainage at the winning post is a problem and  several meetings  must have been close to being called off. Has the committee ever thought of investing in a simple water pump to drain the excess water off to the centre of the track?, Does the manager and consequently the track manager actually care enough to worry about these obvious mundane things?     

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So gratifying to see the over head shelters that have popped up  at the starting boxes  at various venues recently. Amazing how slow our industry moves at times  in a world going so fast !!. Handlers and dogs will benefit greatly from this   thank you to all concerned   Clarkie

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You have been there 17 yrs, stop splitting hairs. In that time you have managed 1 shelter, whoopee. Always excuses, bottom line, 1 shelter, 3 sets of boxes, always convenient to blame someone else. I think poor performance, but thats what we have come to expect.

About time you did something about that dangerous timber your club has on the outside of the home straight before your club is responsible for the maiming of more dogs. If your club must have an outside fence, then make it a proper one thats high enough to stop dogs from running off the track. 6 inch fences break bones. Remember you heard it hear, that is before the next dog falls victim to the trap thats been put in place.

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Well maybe Jape..If the N.Z Metro decides such mundane things as the  "welfare" of the dogs   and their handlers, after all of these years,   to get one over head cover, perhaps you need to climb out of your box in extreme weather conditioners and let your tounge  do the walking? and report back to those that wouldn't know     Cheers  

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I see that it is not easy to make a light-hearted comment, aquaman and Black Dog, without "offending" someone.

So be it.

I am not on the CGRC Board but I was attempting to point out that the CGRC is subject to the administration of the NZM. And always has been.

If either of you is as concerned as you obviously are, you would do better to communicate that concern directly to the CGRC rather than just air it in this arena.

Put pen to paper.

 

 

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Jape,  let's put it down to a very sensitive subject perhaps :)  I did not mean  any offence.. What Aquaman stated about the length of time taken to erect a Basic requirement for the welfare of  our hounds  and handlers is so very true. Standing in pouring rain and wind at the start of a race for   3 extra minutes with a dog that has been  at a temperature of around 18 degrees for up to 3 hours and now shivering is a helpless feeling.   

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