Racing Act 2003

  • repealed
  • Racing Act 2003: repealed, on 1 August 2020, by section 130(1) of the Racing Industry Act 2020 (2020 No 28).

Reprint as at 1 August 2020

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Racing Act 2003

Public Act
2003 No 3
Date of assent
10 March 2003
see section 2

Racing Act 2003: repealed, on 1 August 2020, by section 130(1) of the Racing Industry Act 2020 (2020 No 28).


Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This Act is administered by the Department of Internal Affairs.


6Act binds the Crown
6ATransitional, savings, and related provisions
7Continuation and renaming of Board
8Objectives of Agency
9Functions of Agency
10Role of governing body
11Membership of governing body
12Nomination advisory panel [Repealed]
13Accounts and audit
14Performance and efficiency audit
15Agency may maintain reserves
16Regulations for amounts of distribution to codes
17Distribution to codes
17ARegulations relating to distribution from betting profits
18Agency must operate in financially responsible manner
19Agency must prepare statement of intent
20Agency must prepare business plan
21Annual report
22Other provisions in Schedule 1 and rules
23Racing codes must prepare statement of intent and business plan
24Restriction on use of certain names
25Distribution to clubs of funds received from Agency
26No pecuniary interest in club property
27Dissolution of club
28Financial statements must be sent to Agency
29Racing rules
30Amendment of racing rules
31Racing rules must not conflict with any Act or general law
32Review and availability of racing rules
33Compliance with racing rules
34Rules controlling or prohibiting admission to racecourses
35Consequences of breaching rule made under section 34
36Application of sections 37 to 41 and Schedule 3
37Judicial Control Authority
38Membership of Judicial Control Authority
39Judicial committees
40Appeals tribunals
41Further provisions in schedule
42Agency committee to determine and allocate racing dates
43Change of racing dates and allocation
44No racing on certain days
45Issue of betting licences
46Alteration or revocation of betting licence
47Chief executive may appoint inspectors
48Powers of inspector
49Obstructing inspector
50Agency may conduct betting
51Racing clubs may conduct equalisator betting
52Agency may make rules relating to racing betting
53Application of revenue from racing betting
54Agency may make rules relating to sports betting
55Agreements with national sporting organisations
55AAgreements with Sport and Recreation New Zealand
56Use of facilities
57Application of revenue from sports betting
58Deductions for totalisator betting
59Review and availability of betting rules
60Amounts of dividends
61Use of betting systems for gaming purposes, etc
62Amalgamation with overseas betting systems
63Restrictions on betting
63APower to require particulars
64Betting contracts enforceable
65Bets may be refused
65AAPurpose and overview of this Part
65ABTerritorial scope
65ADDesignated authority for each scheme
65AFRequirements on offshore betting operators before using New Zealand racing and sporting information
65AGTerms and conditions of betting information use agreement
65AHMinister must set rates of betting information use charges
65AIPower to enforce betting information use agreement
65AJRequirement to pay consumption charges
65AKMinister must set rates of consumption charges
65ALInformation to be provided relating to consumption charges
65AMFurther provisions relating to setting rates of charges
65ANReview of rates
65AOCertain offshore betting operators not liable for charges
65APApplication of money received from offshore betting charges
65AQMinister may grant exemptions
65ARStatus and publication of exemption notices
65ATMaximum amount of penalties
65AURecovery of outstanding charges and penalties
65AVObligation to pay penalty not suspended by review or legal proceedings
65AWAppeal to District Court
65AXRegulations for offshore betting
65AWhen territorial authority consent is required
65BApplication for territorial authority consent
65CConsidering and determining application for territorial authority consent
65DTerritorial authority must adopt Agency venue policy
65EAdoption and review of Agency venue policy
65FRegulations relating to harm prevention and minimisation
65GRegulations relating to admission to and exclusion from Agency venues
65HRegulations relating to exclusion of problem gamblers from Agency venues and racecourses
65IAgency must pay problem gambling levy
65JAgency must provide information to Secretary
66Agency may conduct race meetings
67Application of Official Information Act 1982
68Crown not liable for debts
69Consequential amendments
70Repeals and revocation
71Application of transitional provisions [Repealed]
72Interpretation [Repealed]
73NZRIB and TAB abolished [Repealed]
74Vesting of property and liabilities [Repealed]
75Records and registers [Repealed]
76Taxes and duties [Repealed]
77Certain matters not affected by restructuring [Repealed]
78Final reports and accounts [Repealed]
79Transfer of employees [Repealed]
80Members not entitled to compensation for loss of office [Repealed]
81Continuation of judicial offices [Repealed]
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