More Mystery Shoppers on the way to Class 4 Venues
31 January 2018
For those of you with Class 4 Gaming Machines you will be well aware that the Department has carried out Mystery Shopper Exercises first in 2014 (non-club venues only) and then again in 2016 (included club venues). The goal for the Department of Internal Affairs is now to introduce a rolling mystery shopper campaign, which much like a CPO would mean on any day at any time someone in your venue could be putting you to the test.
2018-2020 Nominations for Office results
23 January 2018
Nominations for the 2018-2020 Clubs New Zealand Board closed on Saturday 20th January. We would like to congratulate all returning board members and newly elected board members.
Below you will find the results of the nominations including the two areas that require a ballot as a result of more than one nomination being received.
Clubs New Zealand Tournament Dates for 2018
18 January 2018
Next month the Clubs New Zealand sporting calendar will kick off with the South Island Men's Golf Teams at the Oamaru Club. This year we have produced a one page easy to print calendar showing all Clubs New Zealand tournaments by month and by sport.
The Alcohol Game Plan for Club Committees and Bar Staff - New Club Specific Resources
18 January 2018
The Health Promotion Agency has recently released new guidance material aimed at Club Committees and Bar Staff called Alcohol Game Plan - Managing Alcohol in Clubs.
Club Licence holders beware
17 January 2018
Once again, we would like clubs to take the time to review your practices, procedures and rules to ensure that you are complying with the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, particularly in relation to Section 60. We are aware that the Police are intending to increase their monitoring of clubs in the Wellington area and there is absolutely no reason to believe that this will not be the case elsewhere. The Police are quoted as saying “Ignorance of the Act is no longer an excuse and clubs must be prepared to face enforcement action if they are discovered operating outside the conditions of their licence or in breach of the Act.”
Driving The Data Conversation
11 January 2018
How clubs and patrons will both benefit by investing in information.
One of the hottest topics in business right now is the pending launch of the US e-commerce behemoth Amazon. The question being asked is how will this launch impact local businesses, as customers are given a new retail choice from a company that prides itself on catalogue and delivery?
Clubs New Zealand 2017 Sport $2,000 Prezzy Card Winner is....
14 December 2017
This week Wellington - Wairarapa - Horowhenua Area Board Member, Dave Dalton joined us at National Office to help draw the winner of the 2017 Clubs New Zealand Sport $2,000 Prezzy Card Voucher. We would like to congratulate this years winner Babs Hirini of the Levin Cosmopolitan Club.
Clubs New Zealand Christmas Hours and Important Dates
14 December 2017
Clubs New Zealand National Office will be closed over the Christmas break from Friday 22nd December 2017 through to Monday 8th January 2018. As always the National Office team will be available during this period if you have any questions or require assistance.
Our main office line 0800 4 CLUBS (0800 425 827) and landline 04 815 9007 will be diverted to staff members, alternatively you can contact any of us via our email addresses listed below;
Gambling Compliance - 13 December 2017
14 December 2017
Regional engagement survey - tell us what you think
Several Department of Internal Affairs projects and initiatives have benefited from direct engagement with the class 4 sector over recent months. These have included forums and workshops on issues relevant to venues and clubs, which have been well received and helped us to work more closely with stakeholders to lift performance across the sector.
Clubs New Zealand 2018 Conference & AGM - Your Ticket to Wanganui
12 December 2017
Registrations for the Clubs New Zealand 2018 Conference & AGM are open. All Clubs New Zealand members will have received an email containing a link to your club’s unique registration form on Friday 15th December.
Below you will find all the information you need on what you can expect from the Clubs New Zealand 2018 Conference & AGM, including the Conference Dinner, Hospitality Expo and how to get involved.
Gambling Compliance - 5 December 2017
7 December 2017
The Department will be permanently vacating its offices at 147 Lambton Quay, Wellington, on 22 December. From 8 January Gambling Compliance staff will begin working in:
Annual Membership Update Forms
30 November 2017
On Friday 8th of December all clubs will receive an email with a link for you to complete your annual membership update.
The annual update forms are online and come pre-populated based on the information we currently hold for your club. As always, we ask that once you receive the form you carefully check each section and make any necessary changes or additions prior to submitting.