Public Holiday Entitlements: Day in Lieu
5 April 2018
The Holidays Act 2003 provides that an employee is entitled to another days holiday (a day in lieu) if a public holiday falls on a day that would otherwise be a working day for the employee and the employee works on any part of that day.
Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act (Renewal of Licences) Amendment Bill
5 April 2018
The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act (Renewal of Licences) Amendments Bill is open for public consultation with submissions closing on Wednesday 25 April. Clubs New Zealand will be looking to make a submission on behalf of our member clubs. We also urge each club to take the time to make a submission to help ensure that the voice of clubs is heard and taken seriously.
Connect, Experience, Enjoy - Clubs New Zealand and the club industry in New Zealand
29 March 2018
Connect, Experience, Enjoy - Clubs New Zealand and the Club Industry in New Zealand is a quick, easy to read book which takes readers through the history of our fantastic little industry while also providing insight into the important role that clubs play within the lives of members and their communities.
The idea of the book was conceived as a way to help answer the question "oh, Clubs New Zealand, what do you do?" As mentioned earlier this year we have already begun distributing copies of the book to ministers, local government officials and other groups to raise awareness of the club movement and illustrate that there is much more to clubs then meets the eye.
Hands on the Future - Clubs New Zealand App
29 March 2018
The Clubs New Zealand App is live and ready to be downloaded on both Apple and Android. The new app is all about getting more out of your membership and includes a sign in option which produces a digital membership card, new and improved club locator and messaging services.
Clubs New Zealand 2018 Conference & AGM - WRAP UP
28 March 2018
The Clubs New Zealand 2018 Conference & AGM was held from 22nd through to the 24th March at the Whanganui War Memorial Centre and hosted by St John’s Club. Once again, the Expo, Conference and AGM gave clubs from right across New Zealand the opportunity to come together, enjoy each other 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 St John’s Club for being fantastic hosts and on reaching 125 years of serving the Wanganui Community.
Below is a wrap up of the 2018 Conference & AGM and where possible we have included PDF versions of the speaker’s presentations for you to view. Photos from over the three days can be viewed on our Facebook page and we encourage you to share any snaps you have.
When Data Goes Bad
22 March 2018
Data, you may have heard something about it. It is currently one of the hottest topics in business, if you are not on the data train you are missing out on the goldmine.
Big Data, Little Data, Databases and loyalty programs are being used to learn detailed profile metrics on customers which can then be used to identify triggers of loyalty/disloyalty, responses to promotions and other incentives.
90 Days Notice
21 March 2018
We have repeatedly looked at the issues that have arisen with 90 day trial periods. From the first significant decision; Smith v. Stokes Valley Pharmacy 2009) it was apparent that because trial periods ‘removed longstanding employee protections’ the Court would interpret the provisions of the Act strictly. A recent decision Ioan v. Scott Technology NZ Ltd t/a Rocklabs (February 2018) looked, from this standpoint, at the issue of the provision of notice in the trial period termination. S.67B states:
Clubs New Zealand 2018 Conference & AGM - Final Boarding Call
15 March 2018
This time next week the Clubs New Zealand 2018 Conference, Expo & AGM hosted by St John's Club will be under way.
Registrations will open from 12.00pm in the Memorial Hall located on the second floor of the Whanganui War Memorial Center. As always the National Office team will be on hand to get you registered and answer your questions. Registrations will also continue on Friday morning before the conference presentations get underway in the Concert Chamber.
Reference checks: how to get great info
15 March 2018
There’s more to reference checking than ticking a box – these tips will help you get the best information about an applicant so you can be confident you’re making a good decision.
5 signs your small business isn't ready for changing customer expectations
15 March 2018
In the Digital Opportunities for Today’s Small Business report, small businesses list local competition as their number one immediate business concern. Keeping pace with changing customer expectations – the basis of how a business can compete – is anticipated to be the top perceived business threat in five years’ time. And a shift in customer expectations isn’t just a trend lurking on the horizon, it’s happening now.
Easter Public Holidays - Employee Entitlements
14 March 2018
With Easter coming up at the end of March now is the time to get prepared. Easter Friday falls on Friday 30th March and Easter Monday is on Monday 2nd April. It is also important to remember that while not a public holiday Easter Sunday does have its own set of rules you must be familiar with.
Clubs New Zealand 2018 Conference & AGM - Visit the Expo for your chance to WIN
8 March 2018
The Clubs New Zealand Conference Expo has become a firm favourite and must attend event on the conference programme. This years Expo will be held on Thursday 22nd March from 12.00pm till 6.00pm in the Whanganui War Memorial Main Hall. The expo will also continue on Friday 23rd March giving you more time to chat with exhibitors and touch base with any you have missed the day before.
Featuring a wide range of exhibitors we encourage you to come along enjoy a beer or wine, have a nosey and of course a chat with the wonderful exhibitors to see how they could help your club. As always you will have your chance to win simply by having a chat to all our exhibitors and getting your expo passport completed.