PRESIDENT’S REPORT 2020

Allan Boyle

In a season where sizeable challenges have faced the club, and continue into the current season, the Committee is pleased to report a cash surplus of $223,200 for the year to 31 July 2020. While our scheduled race day of Friday 20 March went ahead, within days the country went into Covid-19 level 4 lockdown […]

UPDATE FOR OUR NEXT RACE DAY ~ WEDNESDAY 7 OCTOBER

Be prepared!

Auckland is currently under Alert Level 2 in the COVID-19 pandemic and therefore entry to next Wednesday’s race day is restricted. Both access to the course, and how we’ll be operating the race meeting, will be different to usual.  So Owners, Members, Sponsors and Invited Guests are permitted entry, however entry to the Public is […]

Beacon Community News – “All bets are off – Just chase’n the money”

Beacon Community News – serving Avondale, Blockhouse Bay, Glenavon, Green Bay, Lynfield, New Lynn, New Windsor and Rosebank – writes about Avondale Jockey Club as the lead story in their July issue. The article is on their website headed “The Last Race?”   To view it, click on the newsletter image below, then use the […]

Prime Minister Ardern: the underbelly of a certain convention that could blight a sustainable global career post-Godzone.

Provisions in the coalition government’s Racing Industry Bill, about to be reported on by the Transport and Infrastructure Select Committee, would authorise the dissolution of racing clubs and the taking of club property without compensation. Those provisions record the aims of the Deputy Prime Minister and Racing Minister. And in turn, these expropriation powers appear […]

5G and Horse Talk

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic there has been a spate of activist attacks relating to fast broadband technology known as 5G. Avondale JC has reported an incident at its racetrack involving vandalism/graffiti relating to the 5G technology, on the high-profile frontage facing Ash Street, Auckland, a major Auckland thoroughfare in normal times in […]

The Fake News of the NZ First ‘Racing Industry Bill’

At a race day on Friday 6 March the Avondale Treasurer, Tracey Berkahn, caught up with club members attending the races, along with Secretary Bruce Cleland. The Treasurer described to members present what she called the “fake news” about how “industry funding” has supported continued activities by racing clubs, including Avondale JC. One of the […]

Blue is Blue

With the Select Committee on the Racing Bill underway, we highlight Dr Murray Blue who is known in the Industry for calling issues he sees, directly and clearly.  The Racing Bill introduced to the House on 5 December 2019 aims to set in stone the venue rationalisation ideas given the Coalition Government by John Messara […]

Selling tracks and out-sourcing the TAB | RNZ: omnipotent Racing Minister can see around corners; & walk onto a race track and tell what the success story is going to be…?

 Yeah?  Nah!  Auckland city is predicted to comprise half of the country’s population by 2050: Click HERE to read more. 

Bringing back the names from the past – Te Whau

A new mural commissioned by the club to highlight the Whau landscape in the Avondale area, has been completed by Ross Liew. This vibrant streetscape fronting Ash Street from the Old Public Stand combines the traditional name “Avondale” with “Te Whau”, named for the whau tree found in the area and featuring a river known […]