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Lets hope there is at least someone in the labour Govt to take up the role as  minister for racing and they have some background in the industry. otherwise they will spend 6 months on a fact finding mission to see where the problems are.... !! (and most likely talk to the people with  vested interests  )

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44 minutes ago, john legend said:

Lets hope there is at least someone in the labour Govt to take up the role as  minister for racing and they have some background in the industry. otherwise they will spend 6 months on a fact finding mission to see where the problems are.... !! (and most likely talk to the people with  vested interests  )

Hard to know really,apart from Adern and Robertson I don't know any of the others,never heard of them,isn't one of those guys who use to be on the tab in the labour setup?

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You would not be holding your breath re a new Racing Minister being a heavyweight under this Labour term

Helengrad used 4 in here 9 years at start of decade Annette King,Mark Gosche, Damian O'Conner and Winnie. National not much better John Carter,Craig Foss,Nathan Guy and David Bennett

 

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Why the need for a Minister Of Racing ?

A historical thing ,no doubt , the introduction of the TAB and Gaming Act in 1950's or before ,attracting Governments interest particularly with Taxation.

As racing became big business , all the integrity issues seemed to attract more Governmental attention.

'Rugby ,racing and beer ' not so prominent in NZ Society nowdays so it will be no surprise if current politicians try and distance themselves as the sport/industry becomes less relevant.

 

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1 hour ago, Hermione said:

What about Kieran McAnulty?  Was a bookie for TAB early in his career?

Yes, Kieran was one of the "young ones" at Trackside working as a bookie for the greyhounds before he followed his dream of being a politician.   He was a List Member and Junior Whip at Parliament before his recent, resounding win in the Wairarapa. Kieran is a  very positive, personable  and quite colourful  character who comes across well on television. He ran an extraordinarily busy and ultimately very successful campaign.

 

 

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