Racing Act Commencement Order 2003


Racing Act Commencement Order 2003


This order is administered in the Department of Internal Affairs.

Pursuant to section 2 of the Racing Act 2003, Her Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following order.

1 Title
  • This order is the Racing Act Commencement Order 2003.

2 Commencement of Racing Act 2003

Martin Bell,

Acting for Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order brings the Racing Act 2003 (the Act) into force on 1 August 2003.

The Act replaces the Racing Act 1971. The purpose of the Act is to—

  • provide effective governance arrangements for the racing industry; and

  • facilitate betting on galloping, harness, and greyhound races, and other sporting events; and

  • promote the long-term viability of New Zealand racing.

Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 19 June 2003.