ANZAC Day - Do you still need a Special Licence?

8 December 2016

Earlier this year The Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Exemption for RNZRSA Clubs from Special Licencing Requirements for ANZAC Day) Amendment Bill 2015 was passed by the Government through urgency. The purpose of the Bill was to amend the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 to exempt those RNZRSA (Royal New Zealand Returned Services Association) clubs that hold a current liquor licence (club licence) from having to seek an additional special licence to enable them to serve liquor before 1pm on ANZAC Day.

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The Final Straw

7 December 2016

The Employment Court has recently had cause to consider the principles to be applied in a constructive dismissal setting in Spotless Facility Services NZ Ltd v. Anne Mackay [2016] NZEmpC 153. The Employment Relations Authority upheld Ms MacKay’s personal grievance claim of unjustified constructive dismissal and Spotless challenged the Authority’s determination on the basis that it considered the Authority had applied the principles relating to constructive dismissal incorrectly.

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Insurance...not just a dirty word

24 November 2016

For many of us insurance is often considered a dirty word but it is a necessary element to any business. The earthquakes that struck Canterbury back in 2010/11 and more recently the North Canterbury quakes of November 14th have shown that insurance is something that every club manager should take more time with.

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Grand Designs

24 November 2016

Great interior design makes a statement and redefines how customers feel the minute they step through the door.

Redesigning or developing a new interior space is one of the biggest challenges a club can take on. Not only is it a substantial financial investment but the stakes are high - design sets the tone of your establishment for years to come.

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Top tips for a great club visit - time to inform your members

17 November 2016

Over the year we have been reminding clubs to review their processes around identifying members and guests to ensure that alcohol is only sold or supplied to Authorised Customers and Authorised Visitors. We have received so many calls and emails from clubs wanting to review their processes, which is fantastic, because as one club manager recently put it “we like our liquor licence”.

As we are now approaching the festive season and members are gearing up to travel the country it is the perfect time to pass on some top tips for a great club visit to your members through your club’s own communications and newsletters. Having informed and prepared members is only going to make it easier for club staff to identify who they can and cannot serve alcohol to and avoid any embarrassing situations where members could potentially be turned away.

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Conflicting Interests

17 November 2016

The Employment Standards legislation that was passed earlier this year amended the Employment Relations Act to (among other things) restrict the application of Secondary Employment provisions in employment agreements. The legislation (s.67H of the Employment Relations Act) prevents employment agreements from restricting individuals from performing work for another person unless the restriction was there to protect the employer’s:

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Agent of Change

8 November 2016

Overcoming the fear of new systems and technology requires training and good communication. Easier said than done...

As you gaze up at your newly constructed building with wonderful, state-of-the-art technology, picturing the influx of patrons sharing your admiration for the new facilities, you are suddenly hit with the startling realisation - are your staff ready for this? Your mind is suddenly filled with dollar signs, the costs of training, the resistance to change, the time consumed. This sounds more complicated than the actual construction process itself!

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How much does it cost you to comply with food safety laws?

8 November 2016

We know that costs are important. Let the government know how much you spend on food safety law by taking a short survey. You could win a $200 discount on your next food business verification. There are 8 to give away.

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Consultation on self-service ticket redemption terminals

8 November 2016

The Department of Internal Affairs is seeking comments on an application to introduce self-service ticket redemption terminals for use with cash-in-ticket-out (CITO) technology in Class 4 venues. The consultation is open now and closes on Friday 2 December 2016.

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Eight months in the role - President (Ferg) Bryan Ferguson

3 November 2016

Recently I was asked, how I was finding the role as President of Clubs New Zealand?

My first response was that I am really enjoying the role, it is just a continuation of my previous roles both as President of the Otorohanga Club and Area Board member for the King Country Area however, while the transition to President of Clubs New Zealand has been relatively easy the work is very different.

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Christmas and New Year Public Holiday Entitlements 2016/17

26 October 2016

The time has arrived to start preparing for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays and ensuring you are aware of your employee’s public holiday entitlements, particularly as Christmas Day and New Year’s Day fall on a Sunday meaning they will be subject to Tuesdayisation.

Below is a brief overview of the entitlements for these holidays, if you require further information please contact Clubs New Zealand on 0800 4 CLUBS or visit the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website at www.employment.govt.nz

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Have your say on Food Safety Rules + New Food Safety Resources available

26 October 2016

The Food Act 2014 came into effect on 1 March 2016 and applies to all food for sale in New Zealand.

MPI is consulting on proposed changes to food safety regulations and notices. Regulations and notices set rules that food businesses have to follow under the new Act.

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Get your hands on the future

With the Clubs New Zealand App

Get your hands on the future with Clubs New Zealand's App which can be downloaded on both Apple and Android.  The Clubs New Zealand App is all about helping you get more out of your membership. As a member of a club you can access any of our network of 300 member clubs as a reciprocal visitor and visiting a club is a breeze with the new digital membership card.

 

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