Racing Industry Act 2020

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Version as at 28 October 2021

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Racing Industry Act 2020

Public Act
2020 No 28
Date of assent
30 June 2020
see section 2

The Parliamentary Counsel Office has made editorial and format changes to this version using the powers under subpart 2 of Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019.

Note 4 at the end of this version provides a list of the amendments included in it.

This Act is administered by the Department of Internal Affairs.


6Application of Act to hunt clubs
7Transitional, savings, and related provisions
8Act binds the Crown
9Racing New Zealand established
10Functions of Racing New Zealand
11Servicing and funding of Racing New Zealand
12Delegation of functions and powers by racing codes
13Membership of Racing New Zealand
14Objectives of racing codes
15Functions of racing codes
16Racing codes must prepare statement of intent
17Racing codes must prepare business plan
18Annual report
19Racing codes must distribute funds received from TAB NZ to racing clubs
20No pecuniary interest in club property
21Restriction on dealing with racing venue
22Restriction on dealing must be recorded on record of title
24Transfer of assets on dissolution of club
25Transfer of assets if racing clubs combine
26Transfer of surplus venue by agreement
27Transfer of surplus venues by Order in Council
28Minister must have regard to certain matters before recommending order under section 27
29Minister must not recommend order under section 27 if special circumstances exist
30What happens if exemption from transfer to code unjustified under section 28(3)
31Minister must appoint reviewer before recommending order
32Effect of transfer of surplus venue
33Racing codes must prepare property investment strategy in respect of transferred assets and venues
34Racing code may determine that racing club is no longer racing
35Appeal to High Court
36Racing club no longer racing may be dissolved
37Racing rules
38Amendment of racing rules
39Availability and status of racing rules
40Rules controlling or prohibiting admission to racecourses
41Rules must not conflict with any Act or general law
42Racing Integrity Board established
43Objectives of Board
44Functions and powers of Board
45Board members
46Funding of Board
47Board must prepare statement of intent
48Board must prepare business plan
49Annual report
50Further provisions relating to adjudicative committees and appeals tribunals
51Chief executive may appoint inspectors
52Powers of inspector
53Obstructing inspector
54TAB New Zealand established
55Governing body of TAB NZ
56Selection panel
57Objectives of TAB NZ
58Functions of TAB NZ
59Accounts and audit
60Performance and efficiency audit
61TAB NZ must operate in financially responsible manner
62TAB NZ must prepare statement of intent
63TAB NZ must prepare business plan
64Annual report
65TAB NZ may maintain reserves
66Setting of racing calendar and allocation of racing dates
67Change of racing dates, allocations, or conditions
68Issue of betting licences
69Amendment or revocation of betting licence
70Betting licence must not be issued for certain days
71Amounts of distribution to codes
72Distribution to codes
73Regulations relating to distribution from betting profits
74TAB NZ may conduct betting
75Racing clubs may conduct equalisator betting
76Racing betting rules
77Application of revenue from racing betting
78Sports betting rules
79Agreements with New Zealand national sporting organisations
80Agreements with Sport and Recreation New Zealand
81Use of facilities
82Application of revenue from sports betting
83Rules relating to other racing or sports betting conducted by TAB NZ
84Deductions for totalisator betting
85Availability of betting rules
86Amounts of dividends
87Use of betting systems for gaming purposes
88Amalgamation with overseas betting systems
89Offences relating to underage betting
90Power to require particulars
91Betting contracts enforceable
92Bets may be refused
93When territorial authority consent is required
94Application for territorial authority consent
95Considering and determining application for territorial authority consent
96Territorial authority must adopt TAB venue policy
97Adoption and review of TAB venue policy
98Regulations relating to harm prevention and minimisation
99Regulations relating to admission to and exclusion from TAB venues
100Regulations relating to exclusion of problem gamblers from TAB venues and racecourses
101TAB NZ must pay problem gambling levy
102TAB NZ must provide information to chief executive
103Purpose and overview
104Territorial scope
106Declaration of New Zealand sporting events
107Designated authority for each scheme
108Functions and powers of designated authority
110Requirements on offshore betting operators before using New Zealand racing and sporting information
111Terms and conditions of betting information use agreement
112Penalty for using New Zealand racing and sporting information in contravention of section 110
113Requirement to pay consumption charges
114Minister must set rates of consumption charges
115Information to be provided relating to consumption charges
116Penalties relating to consumption charges
117Certain offshore betting operators not liable for consumption charges
118Application of money received from consumption charges and penalties
119Maximum amount of penalties
120Recovery of outstanding charges and penalties
121Obligation to pay penalty not suspended by review or legal proceedings
122Appeal to District Court
123Regulations for offshore betting
124Resolution of disputes
125Restriction on use of certain names
126Application of Official Information Act 1982
127Crown not liable for debts
128Other regulations
129Consequential amendments
130Repeal and revocations

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