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.
Changes to gambling licensing
26 November 2020
The DIA have now completed the system upgrade and are able to process applications and issue licences again. You may notice a few changes as a result of the system changes that have been made:
No Vaping Please
25 November 2020
Vaping is now officially banned from the workplace.
Since the 11th November 2020 the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping) Amendment Act 2020 has come into force which now includes vaping and vape type products including e-cigarettes under the same restrictions as tobacco products.
Small Business Cashflow Loan update
19 November 2020
Yesterday the Government announced the following changes will be made to the Small Business Cashflow (Loan) Scheme:
Save the Date for Clubs New Zealand Family Race Day
17 November 2020
We're excited and can't wait to have you and your Club on-course!
Saturday 23rd January is the first Clubs New Zealand Family Day at Wellington Races.
This family raceday is perfect to pitch up a tent in the sunshine, enjoy a picnic on the lawn and have a flutter on the racing while the kids can run wild on a huge range off FREE activities.
Are your Gaming Compliance Manuals up to date?
12 November 2020
At the beginning of 2019 all Clubs New Zealand member clubs that operate class 4 gaming machines were provided with the Clubs New Zealand Gaming Compliance Manuals. The folders were produced by Clubs New Zealand with support from the Department of Internal Affairs and legal experts, with the simple aim of assisting clubs improve their compliance with the Gambling Act and The Gambling (Harm Prevention and Minimisation) Regulations 2004.
The folders have been in clubs for almost two years now and we trust that they have become a part of your everyday gaming activities.
Christmas and New Year Public Holiday Entitlements 2020/21
12 November 2020
The Christmas and New Year period is fast approaching, as of today there are just 43 days until Christmas. This year the Christmas and New Year public holidays fall on Friday 25 December, Saturday 26 December, Friday 1 January and Saturday 2 January. Christmas Day and New Years day will be observed on the day that they fall. Boxing Day and the Day after New Years will be subject to Mondayisation.
Mondayisation always throws up a few curly questions so it is important that you take the time to ensure that you fully understand your employees entitlements.
Weather + Marketing
11 November 2020
Weather affects how we feel, what we do, where we go and most importantly what we purchase.
We all know the marketing concept that you will sell more umbrellas on a rainy day. But imagine if you knew where and when ahead of time to get in front of your customer.
It's Pay Back Time!
5 November 2020
While not a regular occurrence, there have been occasions where employers have overpaid employees, and then sought to recover these overpayments. Commonly, this is the result of a mistake in payroll. However, there are instances where employees are paid in advance, and then do not return the funds on leaving employment.
New Labour Government - what's on the workplace reform agenda?
5 November 2020
At New Zealand’s October general election, the Labour Party won a majority of Parliament’s seats and is likely to govern alone. Some of the workplace policies Labour campaigned on included:
Optimise your club space with Versare Room Dividers
28 October 2020
Versare is kiwi owned and operated. We build and sell high quality space optimisation products as listed below:
Simplify your food safety practices with Chomp
28 October 2020
Simplify your food safety practices by removing the hassle of paper recording from your kitchen and replace it with Chomp's easy to use intuitive app.
Our app will ensure you fulfil your requirements under the NZ Food Safety Act, and it will give you confidence that your food safety plan is up to date. Chefs and managers can access food safety records from anywhere, anytime and monitor the responses to any food safety incidents remotely. You can also keep the whole team informed with live audit reports.
Christchurch club shelves 'working men' identity in major $21m revamp
27 October 2020
A Christchurch club is ushering in a new era with a shift in its identity and the opening of the first stage of its $21 million redevelopment.
The Hornby Club has been revamped to help ensure its future and appeal to a wider range of people, now housing a new pavilion and dining spaces, a live music venue and pool and gaming rooms.