The greyhound racing industry is coming under further scrutiny, with an inquiry launched into animal welfare concerns.
The New Zealand Racing Board has launched an independent inquiry, bringing in former High Court Judge Rodney Hansen to lead it.
Greyhound Protection League spokesman Aaron Cross says it's a positive move and hopes his group will be involved in the process.
"I'm definitely willing to give this a fair go - let's all put our information out there on the table and let's all see what's really happening to greyhounds," he says.
"Running this inquiry is a pretty strong signal that they're willing to come down hard on the greyhound racing industry and that there are one or two really big problems - namely over breeding of greyhounds and their disposal, and secondly the injuries to greyhounds."
In December the League will present a petition to Parliament seeking to ban greyhound racing.
New South Wales premier Mike Baird recently backed down on his banning of the sport.