BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
The Association undertakes to encourage, promote and advance the interests of racehorse trainers and to deal with all matters conducive to the advancement of racing in general.
NZTA represents racehorse trainers to ensure members’ interests are considered including:
- Constant liaison with the NZTR – Rules of Racing, Handicapping, Tracks, Licensing….
- Lobbying on major issues e.g. ACC, OSH requirements, stakes, skill shortages…
Branch structure to ensure members can deal with local issues and view their concerns
Keeping members informed of current events affecting them via monthly newsletters, Website updated weekly, Facebook updated daily and page in Thoroughbred Racing Monthly magazine
Letters to assist with debt collection and agreement with Debt Collection Agency - click here for template, complete details and forward to Wendy Cooper to action on your behalf
Promotion of members to prospective owners via enquiries and profiles on NZTA Website and Facebook
Provision of the A-Z Racing Thoroughbred Business Directory on an annual basis
Assistance for members to find staff both local and internationally
Provision of legal agreements including:
- INFORMATION ON MINIMUM EMPLOYMENT COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS
- ACCOUNT BOOKS AVAILABLE FOR CUSTOMISATION
Sponsored events and awards targeted for members including the
- DUNSTAN Trainer of the Year
- MAIDEN NZ DUNSTAN Trainers' Monthly Prize Draw
Corporate arrangements to achieve Association discounts for members (see Links page for more information) including:
Z Energy provide NZTA members with a corporate discount – 7c per litre off the advertised pump price at Z service stations, and 11.5c off the national list price at Z truck stops nationwide. Plus, sign up to the Z Card by 30 September and you’ll get 10c per litre off plus double airpoints – limited till 31 October 2016. Sign up at: www.z.co.nz/ZCard and use the code ZCARD4NZTA
Cardsmart corporate discounts at the majority of fuel stations (8c off per litre), and a number of other suppliers including Smith & Smith, Bridgestone, MTA, Budget Rental Cars, VTNZ, Bunnings, Office Max…. click here for details.
Trainers can receive 3% discount on their total monthly invoice with SPARK (previously Telecom). NZTA has a relationship with Cardplus NZ and if you pay your SPARK account monthly through Cardplus, you will receive the discount. There are no fees. Just go to cardplus.co.nz
Health & Safety Compliance has become so important, so the NZTA is developing relationships with a number of suppliers and advisors who provide solutions to many of these issues. Worksafe have identified one of the most common causes of injuries is being stood on by horses. Appropriate footwear can stop most of the injuries and as a result, ACC levies should come down. Preferred suppliers include:
Countrywide Providence Group - www.countrywideprovidence.co.nz
Fellow horse trainer and member, Mike Osborne, has now provided his services to over 100 trainers. This has resulted in trainers having a health & safety manual, compliant processes and ultimately a discount on ACC levies. Members of the NZ Trainers’ Association receive a $200 discount off the current price. Contact Mike direct on 0800 318 177 or 027 441 6100
Scruffs NZ Workwear - www.scruffs.co.nz
Scruffs is the fastest growing safety footwear & workwear brand on the market. Scruffs has become the leading fashion workwear brand across the UK and Europe. Scruffs safety footwear & workwear has been designed to be tough and functional and is packed with extras features like aluminium toecaps, so a shoe can be comfortable and fashionable, which is important on raceday. 15% discount storewide – go to www.scruffs.co.nz – discount code is NZTA
Action Safety – www.actionsafety.co.nz
Suppliers of safety gear including footwear, signage, high-viz vests….
NZTA members are offered a 15% discount off our trade prices (as per the website) and also "20th Month Following" trading credit terms.
Our footwear range is quite comprehensive from safety toe cap trainers/joggers to slip-on and lace up safety toe cap boots. We also stock non-safety dress boots for those occasions where safety is not an issue but smart dress is.
Terrain Industries – www.terrainindustries.co.nz
Terrain stock all major brands in NZ with over 150 styles to choose from. The prices quoted on website are already very competitive, way cheaper than what we sell for instore. However if you find a cheaper price elsewhere I would be happy to look at matching it. We have good stocks of all sizes so overnight delivery can be expected.
OTHER CORPORATE DISCOUNTS INCLUDE (see Links tab to arrange discounts)
- MEDICAL INSURANCE – 10% Discount for members via Accuro
- COLOURS/SILKS – HYLAND COLOURS
- NZ FOREX - FEE FREE INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS
- TYRES – BRIDGESTONE/FIRESTONE
- SADDLERY - REGULAR OFFERS VIA STRIDEFREE SADDLES
- ST JOHN TRAINING
- STABLE SIZE - RACING ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE
A commitment to members to be constantly upgrading and improving benefits
If any of these benefits are required or there is something you would like us to assist with, please contact:
NATIONAL EXECUTIVE OFFICER: WENDY COOPER, 021927776, 094126225, firstname.lastname@example.org
Apart from Employment and Health & Safety advice, the NZTA can also offer the following to assist with your business:
NZ FOREX - fee free transfers - http://www.nzforex.co.nz/benefits/?pid=3117
Assistance with Bad Debt Collection – The NZTA can write a letter to a slow payer on your behalf. A template is provided for trainers to complete the necessary information and then a letter is sent to your debtor. This has had the desired effect on a number of occasions as it represents an official and neutral approach. Should the results not be so successful, we can suggest a debt-collection agency to act on your behalf.
Owner/Trainer Contract Templates – these are on the NZTA website and when utilised, can often help should a debt-collection agency be contracted.
Accounts Software - STABLE-SIZE RACING ACCOUNTS SOFTWARE - email@example.com For free 2 horse demo: http://www.box.com/shared/hi10eyb0fx
Personalised Account Books – These can be printed with your details and are available from Bocarda Print Ltd, P O Box 31-048, Lower Hutt 5040. Ph 04 939 2099; email: firstname.lastname@example.org (contact Alexa). Just let them know your details you want printed on the NZTA template and they will supply - books of 50 duplicate invoices.
Staff – if you can’t see anyone suitable on the staff listing available on the website, an ad can be placed on your behalf on various Equine staff social media pages.
All Employment compliance documentation is also on the NZTA website.
Friendly advice – if you need help with social media or general business or legal advice, check in with NZTA and we will try and direct you to someone who can help. We have very good contacts for legal, immigration, business mentors….