A long-awaited review on the state of the New Zealand racing industry has made a number of recommendations, including the introduction of race fields and point of consumption tax legislation and outsourcing TAB commercial activities to an international betting operator.

The New Zealand government commissioned Australian thoroughbred horse breeder and owner John Messara, who also serves as chairman of Racing New South Wales, to conduct an independent assessment of the state of the domestic racing industry and to make recommendations for change.

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