Here you will find news articles and updates relevant to the club industry. Please note that circulars are only visible to club representatives that are logged into the Clubs New Zealand website.
A message from the Clubs New Zealand Board and National Office Team
16 December 2021
We are drawing closer to the end of what has been a very challenging year. We know that the challenges persist for many members, especially for those currently at the Red setting. We would like to reiterate that Clubs New Zealand is here to help you and we continue to advocate for the interests, rights, and privileges of clubs wherever we can.
National Census Prezzy Card Winners
9 December 2021
On the 15th September, we emailed all clubs the Clubs New Zealand 2021 Census document for completion. Every club that completed and returned the census prior to the closing date of December 3rd was put in the draw to win one of 20 $100 Prezzy Cards.
The draw has taken place and we would like to congratulate the following clubs:
Clubs New Zealand 2021 Sport $2,000 Prezzy Card Winner is....
6 December 2021
The draw to find the winner of the 2021 Clubs New Zealand Sport $2,000 Prezzy Card Voucher was recently conducted and we would like to congratulate this years winner Sid Waiparata of the Porirua Club.
Sid entered the draw by completing the entry form when participating in the Clubs New Zealand 2021 National Euchre Tournament that was recently hosted by the Porirua Club.
Further Auckland Business Support
25 November 2021
On Friday 22 October, the Government announced a support package for Auckland businesses affected by alert level restrictions, and as the country transitions to the new COVID-19 Protection Framework. This package helps Auckland businesses access:
Vaccine Passports - What we Know
25 November 2021
First the disclaimer: We are making a lot of assumptions here and we have tried our best to point these out, but please understand that this will depend entirely on the final rules that the Government sets in place. We are also assuming your club will be deemed vaccinated under the traffic light system.
However, it seems that the approach thus far is to let everyone decide on their own systems, with the onus on ensuring everyone in the club is vaccinated. And if they aren’t and you get caught, expect big fines, and most likely a serious backlash from all the vaccinated members.
It’s beginning to feel a lot like Laithwaites…
23 November 2021
Just like you, we love enjoying a glass of wine at our local Club. Now you can enjoy great value, top quality wines out-and-about and at home too, all thanks to Laithwaites.
As a special offer coming into Christmas, Laithwaites are offering Clubs New Zealand members a dozen premium wines & 2 stemless glasses for just $10.99 a bottle. It’s a fantastic opportunity to stock the wine rack right in time for the silly season.
Clubs New Zealand Template Employment Agreements - Updated
18 November 2021
In light of the recent and incoming employment law changes we have had the Clubs New Zealand template employment agreements reviewed and updated where required.
The updated Clubs New Zealand Individual Employment Agreement Template and the Clubs New Zealand Casual Employment Agreement Template have been loaded in the Clubs New Zealand resource room for members to access.
Annual Membership Updates will be hitting inboxes next month
18 November 2021
Early next month all clubs will receive an email with a link for you to complete your annual membership update. This year we have made some big changes to the annual update form to simplify and speed up the process.
As with previous update forms, this one will be online and the link to access the form will be emailed to each club early in December. We will be asking clubs to complete the membership declaration and reciprocal rights sections only, so the form has reduced from many, many fields down to six.
Proposed changes to gambling operational policy - Have your say!
16 November 2021
We are making changes to our operational policy regarding gaming machine profits (GMP) data and are inviting you to have your say.
The proposed change will allow select permitted users that need detailed data to carry out their work access to GMP data at an individual venue level. This is different to our current approach, where we publish GMP data at the territorial district level on our website every quarter.
Christmas and New Year Public Holiday Entitlements 2021/22
11 November 2021
This year the Christmas and New Year public holidays fall on Saturday 25 December, Sunday 26 December, Saturday 1 January and Sunday 2 January meaning that Mondayisation and even Tuesdayisation are going to be in play.
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
New Zealand EMS Sector Website Launch
10 November 2021
Intralot New Zealand are pleased to announce from the 1st October 2021, a new EMS Sector website will be launched for all Society, Venue and DIA users.
DIA Operational Update: Implementing the Gambling Commission's recommendation: [Appeal by Pub Charity Limited re Matata Hotel GC 03/21]
9 November 2021
Kia ora koutou,
We agree with the Commission’s decision of March 2021 to enable corporate societies to correct the number of permitted machines listed on venue licences, and we have been exploring ways to implement the approach suggested by the Commission.