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Clarification on new venue payment proposed regulations

You will be all aware that the Department of Internal Affairs has opened its consultation on proposed regulations for the new Class 4 venue payment system, Clubs New Zealand made a submission to the Department of Internal Affairs raising our concerns over the need to formally exclude club venues from the regulations.

We are pleased to report that in the latest edition of Gambits:Now the Department of Internal Affairs has clarified that the new venue payment regulations do not apply to clubs that operate gaming machines on their own premises.

Don't let your club be caught out

Over the last few months we have been informed of a number of CPOs carried out by the authorities and sadly a number of clubs have been caught out. In the most recent “sting” in the Manawatu Region, Licensing Inspectors and Health Representatives visited eight premises in the region and four clubs and RSAs were caught selling alcohol to minors.

Compliance operations may vary in the way they are carried out by authorities, including Controlled Purchase Operations (CPOs) using volunteers, and mystery shoppers. No matter how they are carried out, they can happen at any time and under Section 267 of the Act, a constable or an inspector may at any reasonable time enter and inspect any licenced premises, or any part of any licensed premises, to ascertain whether the licensee is complying with the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 and the conditions of the licence.

John McBeth - Your clubs next guest speaker or MC

In response to some inquiries from members following this year's Clubs Conference in Upper Hutt, we have approached John McBeth to ascertain if he would be available as a guest speaker at club member functions or events.

America's Hit Parade are looking for clubs to entertain

Straight from The Grand Majestic Theater in Tennessee, USA,  Doug and Jackie Miranda are proud to bring back to New Zealand "America's HIT PARADE", a non-stop high energy, singin' and dancin' sensation taking you through the greatest jukebox hits of the 1950's and 60's. Flashback to poodle skirts and all the familiar songs in this musical evolution taking music and dance to an all time high. Listen to songs by The Everly Brothers, The Four Seasons, The Mamas and the Papas, Elvis, Neil Diamond, The Supremes, Tina Turner, The Fifth Dimension and more! Now on it's 8th season,  "America's HIT PARADE" is great for audiences of all ages! Let these talented group of performers entertain you... They guarantee to bring a smile to your face, to make you tap your toes and even sing along! You won't want to miss it!