Clubs New Zealand Advocacy Snapshot
24 November 2022
Ahead of the election next year the Government is racing through its legislation agenda, and Clubs New Zealand is committed to ensuring that the voice of Clubs is heard. 2022 has been incredibly busy on the advocacy front and we are expecting this to ramp up into early 2023.
As we head into December we reflect on the year that was and acknowledge what we have collectively achieved.
ClubPOS - Exploring the next steps
24 November 2022
We now have ClubPOS performing the necessities of a Point Of Sale System very well, and we are ready concentrate on the next stages of development. There are some things already in the pipeline to tidy up such as: the menus, changing customers to say members, adding an eftpos button to the main screen, etc.
What we are looking for now is some feedback from clubs on what features they consider to be the most important and any input regarding how these things might work in practice, particularly in regard to any annoyances you might be experiencing with your current system and ideas for how it could work better.
Cromwell Town& Country Club - Secretary/Manager
24 November 2022
The Cromwell Town & Country Club is seeking an energetic, versatile and community minded Secretary / Manager to continue to grow our Club. the person would need to work with the committee to further develop our community Club located in old Cromwell town, Central Otago.
Promoting the Clubs New Zealand - VTNZ partnership to your members
18 November 2022
Clubs New Zealand's partnership with VTNZ mean that club members can get 20% off Warrants of Fitness and Pre-Purchase Assessments and 10% off Maintenance Checks with VTNZ. It’s easy – member just need to show their membership card and quote account number 306646.
Hot Chair Deals for November from Office Product Depot
17 November 2022
Does your club have office or function chairs that need replacing? Our friends at Office Products Depot have you covered with hot chair deals valid until 30th November 2022.
You can order online or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Christmas and New Year Public Holiday Entitlements 2022/23
10 November 2022
This year the Christmas and New Year public holidays fall on Sunday 25 December, Monday 26 December, Sunday 1 January and Monday 2 January meaning that Tuesdayisation may apply in some cases.
Below is a brief overview of the entitlements for these holidays, if you require further information please contact Clubs New Zealand on 0800 4 CLUBS or visit the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website at www.employment.govt.nz
South Otago Town & Country Club - Club Manager
8 November 2022
Balclutha is the home of the SOTC and proud of our reputation as the friendly "Big River Town".
Government announces amendments to "fix" alcohol legislation
2 November 2022
Justice Minister Hon Kiritapu Allan has announced that the Government will be introducing laws aimed at "fixing alcohol legislation that has been used by the alcohol industry and retailers to stop local communities from putting in place rules around the sale of liquor in their area."
The amendments to the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 will remove the ability to appeal local alcohol policies (LAP)s among other things.
The right to appeal LAPs provides an important check and balance that assists in securing a broadly consistent approach across the country.
Raetihi Cosmopolitan Club - Club Manager
31 October 2022
The Raetihi Cosmopolitan Club is seeking a dynamic, versatile and community minded manager to work with the committee to further develop our community minded Club located in the heart of the Ruapehu district.
Fair Pay Agreements Bill passes third reading
27 October 2022
Yesterday the Fair Pay Agreements Bill passed its third reading and will shortly receive Royal Assent. The overarching policy objective attached to the bill is to enable employers and employees to collectively bargain industry-wide or occupation-wide minimum employment terms. This is because at present, New Zealand’s employment relations and employment standards regulatory system only allows for collective bargaining at an enterprise level (i.e. between individual employers and unions). There is no mechanism for parties to co-ordinate collective bargaining across entire occupations or industries. The bill aims to address this gap.
There is a lot to be said about this bill, and it is fair to say that opponents of the bill have felt the need to carefully measure their response, for fear of being labelled "greedy", "exploitative" or "anti-employment rights".
Club Managers Group Update
27 October 2022
The Club Mangers Conference was recently held at Whangamata Club with 80 + attendees. After a 2-year hiatus it was great to be able to get Managers back together and network as a group.
At the Club Managers group meeting the proposed structural change was adopted.
Franklin Club Inc - Lease Chef Position
25 October 2022
The Franklin Club is seeking expressions of interest from persons who wish to secure the lease to provide onsite catering to members, guests, affiliates and the general public at the Clubs premises in Pukekohe. This will be operated from the restaurant and kitchen facilities at East St, Pukekohe.