Operational Update from the Department of Internal Affairs
30 March 2020
Kia ora koutou,
DIA acknowledges the immediate pressures facing the gambling sector, as a result of the Government’s decision to move to a level 4 emergency response to COVID-19.
Minimum wage increases from 1 April 2020
26 March 2020
The adult minimum wage will increase $1.20 from $17.70 to $18.90 per hour on 1 April 2020.
The new rate equates to an extra $48 per week before tax for employees on a 40-hour working week.
The starting-out and training minimum wage rates will increase 96 cents from $14.16 to $15.12, and will remain at 80% of the adult rate.
25 March 2020
There is a lot of information being pumped out in the media, online and from almost anyone you talk to. It is a rapidly changing situation and we strongly recommend that clubs keep up to date by reviewing the information provided by the Ministry of Health which is monitoring 2019-nCoV closely and following guidance from the World Health Organisation.
Covid-19 Wage Subsidy and Self Isolation Support
18 March 2020
Wage subsidies will be available for all employers that are significantly impacted by COVID-19 and are struggling to retain employees as a result.
Wage subsidies will be available for businesses in all sectors and all regions that can show a 30 per cent decline in revenue for any month between January and June 2020 compared to the year before (including projected revenue).
Covid-19 Business cash flow and tax measures
18 March 2020
There are a number of business cash flow and tax measures that have been announced, including:There are a number of business cash flow and tax measures that have been announced, including:
Important information for Clubs accessing EMS reports - Security Change 18 March
11 March 2020
Back in December 2019 we shared information from the Department of Internal Affairs about web browsers (Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Edge, and Firefox) dropping support for some of the old security methods.
The Department of Internal Affairs have now confirmed the date of the security change is Wednesday 18 March 2020.
HPA Clubs Toolkit launched for Club Licence Holders
11 March 2020
For the last 12 months HPA have been working to produce a Clubs Toolkit to support Club Licence holders and it is now available to download from the HPA website.
We are really excited to finally see a club specific resource produced for the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act. Keith was asked by HPA to provide feedback and assistance in pulling the resource together and we are confident that this is going to be of huge assistance to clubs
If you are still running windows 7, it is time to upgrade, heres how
3 March 2020
Microsoft have pulled support for Windows 7, so if your club still has computers running Windows 7, users will be getting messages to upgrade.
Not many people are aware as windows took down all their pages advertising this a year or two ago, but you can still use the upgrade assistant to get windows 10 for free. It does require that the computer hardware can support windows 10, but in most cases does allow an upgrade path without having to buy a new pc or pay for a Windows 10 licence.
Clubs New Zealand 2020 Annual Report
27 February 2020
With preparations for the Clubs New Zealand 2018 Annual General Meeting almost complete the Clubs New Zealand Board is pleased to present the 2020 Annual Report for the year ending 31 December 2019.
Masden Promotions Present a Tribute to Queen
21 February 2020
Paul Madsen as Freddie Mercury, along with his session Band, Paul has been Tributing Queen for 12 years and in this time the Show has performed all around New Zealand at private functions, Clubs and Theatres
Since the release of Bohemian Rhapsody the Show has been consistently selling out with all age groups attending the show, One thing is for Sure “They will Rock You”!
Technology will continue to advance, with or without us
20 February 2020
We talk about the digital revolution being a new thing that we should all be jumping on board, truth is the digital revolution began well over 30 years ago and for most of us we are only now scrambling to catch up!
For the last five years Clubs New Zealand has committed to investing in the future of our industry and now is crunch time. Clubs need to embrace the change or face the reality that they will be well and truly left behind. The ground work is done, Clubs New Zealand is sitting on a massive digital opportunity, we have a world class CRM (Customer Relationship Management System), a mobile application (which is being further developed as you read) and a website which puts information in your hands 24/7.
New Harm Minimisation Database: CONCERN coming soon
20 February 2020
The National MVE (Multi Venue Exclusion) Administrator has been in touch with Clubs New Zealand to let us know that the Torutek (Designed and built the CONCERN Database) will be ready to launch very soon.
The National MVE Administration has been working with Torutek on various customizations, which is soon to be implemented. They are currently looking at how they can roll out this new database across to all Class 4 venues and what the implantation strategy will look like to ensure a smooth transition. The priority being that that no exclusions fall through the system during the transition.