Reciprocal Rights - The Thin Edge of the Wedge
11 April 2019
Reciprocal Rights is a part of club life that dates back to the very first clubs established in New Zealand. It provides club members the opportunity to visit and enjoy the facilities and hospitality of clubs right across the country. Reciprocal Rights reinforces the club community in New Zealand and supports social visits and sporting tournaments enjoyed by many club members.
As an industry we must act now to ensure that this fundamental part of club life is protected because it is under increasing scrutiny!
How to manage stress
11 April 2019
Feeling stressed in the workplace when the pressure is on is completely normal. But feeling workplace stress constantly, at home, in the car, and during your holiday is not.
Here are some practical ways to prevent workplace stress from taking over your life.
Clubs New Zealand 2020 Conference & AGM - Accommodation Guide
11 April 2019
The dates for the Clubs New Zealand 2020 Conference & AGM are locked in for the 19th, 20th and 21st March 2020 hosted by Club Hastings.
Planning for the Conference & AGM is already underway and no doubt a number of clubs are already looking to secure accommodation.
New Promotional Poster from VTNZ
4 April 2019
As you know you and your members can pop into your local VTNZ and get road ready today. Their trained Automotive Technicians can take care of your WoF, CoF, Rego, Road User Charges and Licensing, and can sort most simple replacements on the spot.
Clubs New Zealand 2019 Conference & AGM - WRAP UP
2 April 2019
The Clubs New Zealand 2019 Conference, AGM & EXPO was held from the 21st through to the 23rd of March hosted by the Tauranga Citizens Club. The Clubs New Zealand Conference, and & EXPO gave clubs from right across New Zealand the opportunity to come together, enjoy each other’s company and learn about fantastic opportunities, new ideas and more. We would like to thank everyone who attended conference this year and we would like to extend a huge thank you and congratulations to the Tauranga Citizens Club for being fantastic hosts. The entire Tauranga Citizens Club team went above and beyond to make sure delegates and guests were welcome and we cannot thank them enough.
Save the date for the first Back to Basic's Managers Training of 2019
31 March 2019
The dates for the first Back to Basic's Managers Training for 2019 have been set. The training will be held over Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd May 2019. If you are new to club management or want to refresh the basics please contact Michelle Mazey to secure your spot by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
A guide to Class 4 gambling in clubs
28 March 2019
The Department of Internal Affairs have just completed a Class 4 Gambling in Clubs booklet which is aimed as a guide for those who govern, manage or work for clubs with a licence to operate gaming machines in New Zealand.
The guide can be downloaded below. It will also be made avaliable on the DIA website and our understanding is that regulators will be taking hard copies out when visiting clubs.
First prosecution for failing to identify a problem gambler
27 March 2019
Gambling Regulator announces first prosecution for failing to identify a problem gambler
Director of Gambling, Chris Thornborough, today announced that the Department of Internal Affairs (the Department) has charged a manager of a gambling venue for allegedly failing to take all reasonable steps to identify a problem gambler.
Upcoming Employment Law Changes
14 March 2019
Rest and Meal Breaks
Following the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2018 from 6 May 2019 all employees will be entitled to the prescribed rest and meal break which, unless the parties agree otherwise, MUST BE TAKEN at the prescribed times. While it may be possible for an employer and employee to agree to change when the breaks happen, they cannot agree to a shorter break length.
Get ready for the Clubs New Zealand 2019 Conference, AGM + EXPO
13 March 2019
This time next week the Clubs New Zealand 2019 Conference, Expo & AGM hosted by the Tauranga Citizens Clubs will be getting under way.
Registrations will open from 10.00am at the Tauranga Citizens Club. As always the National Office team will be on hand to get you registered and answer your questions. Kicking off at the same time will be the 2019 Hospitality Expo, please ensure you arrive early in order to give yourselves plenty of time to visit the expo and chat to all our brilliant exhibitors.
Gambits: News for the Gambling Sector
12 March 2019
The first issue of Gambits was sent out on Tuesday 12th March 2019. In the March issue the DIA indicate that they intend to move to a monthly publishing schedule and are currently exploring changes to the newsletters template.
Below we have extracted snippets of information from Gambits, we expect the full version to be published on the DIAs website shortly.
Get prepared for Easter and ANZAC day - Trading Hours, Special Licences and Employee Entitlements
7 March 2019
Good Friday is kicking off the Easter and ANZAC Day public holidays for 2019 on Friday 19th April. With these holidays, there is always some confusion around the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 and how it applies to trading hours for Club Licences. If you are going to be seeking a special licence over any of these holidays the cut off date is fast approaching, so now is the time to get those applications in.