Strengthening the Clubs New Zealand Network
23 May 2019
Right from the get go, the major driver for Clubs New Zealand's data strategy has been to unite and strengthen the Clubs New Zealand network by utilising technology.
The Clubs New Zealand National Database Project and Mobile App are continuing to grow as more and more clubs and members are getting on board. We now have a number of clubs who are part the National Database and are actively promoting the app to their members, in addition to this we are receiving multiple requests every day from members wanting to sign into the app in order to access their digital membership card and find the clubs nearest them wherever their travels take them.
Giving your Clubs Constitution the Respect it Deserves
23 May 2019
We all know a club's constitution is one of the most important documents a club has. It is effectively the contract between a club, its committee and the members. A constitution should be an up-to-date working document and will often be the first port of call in working out how to resolve an issue with members.
However, clubs are often reluctant to invest in their constitution and a number of clubs look to cut costs and had have a go at updating their constitutions themselves. We often see clubs rushing through changes to their constitutions because they have suddenly encountered an issue that had not been previously identified.
STOP THE PRESS! It is time to take heed
16 May 2019
Clubs New Zealand administers the arrangement for reciprocal rights on behalf of members
Before another mass email is sent re reciprocal rights we need to stop, we need to take stock and as a collective we need to get on the same page.
Reciprocal Rights - Clarification
9 May 2019
Earlier this week a large number of clubs received an email from a Clubs New Zealand member club regarding recent changes and requirements being imposed upon them following the clubs recent licence renewal process.
One of the requirements imposed upon the club regards reciprocal rights and required the club to communicate directly with other clubs they wish to have reciprocal rights with and receive a response back which they will need to keep on file.
Rugby World Cup 2019™ Tournament Pass now available for purchase from Spark Sport
9 May 2019
Rugby fans can now get ready for wall-to-wall coverage of Rugby World Cup 2019. Until the end of May, fans can purchase their Tournament Pass for just $59.99. The Spark Sport Rugby World Cup 2019 Tournament Pass is the only way New Zealanders can access all 48 matches of the tournament live and on demand.
Jeff Latch, Head of Spark Sport is urging fans who want the complete Rugby World Cup experience, to get in early and purchase their Tournament Pass at the super-early bird price of $59.99.
Initial Cashless Gaming Discussion
8 May 2019
Earlier this week team members from Clubs New Zealand were invited to attend the DIA’s preliminary discussion on cashless gaming. Also, in attendance were representatives from Hospitality New Zealand, Manufacturers, Problem Gambling Foundation, Societies, GMANZ, Ministry of Health, AUT and the financial sector including the Reserve Bank.
Quick tips to help your staff identify Reciprocal Visitors
2 May 2019
Recently we have published a number of articles regarding Reciprocal Visiting Rights and the need for clubs to get their constitutions up to date. At the same time we need to ensure that the clubs policies and procedures are update to date, meet the needs of the clubs constitution and indeed the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 and provide club staff with the knowledge and tools to ensure that alcohol is supplied to Authorised Customers and Authorised Visitors only.
We are live with the new Clubs New Zealand Online
2 May 2019
This week the new website went live and we are so excited to share it with members. Many of you have already checked out the new site and had a good play, if you haven't yet we absolutely recommend you get stuck in!
Registrations for the 2019 Club Management Conference to open this week
17 April 2019
Passports in order, flights booked, accommodation sorted and now all that is left is to register for the 2019 Club Management Conference being held in Sydney, Australia alongside the Australasian Gaming Expo. Registrations will be opening on Friday 19th April, as with previous conferences an email will be sent to each club containing a unique link for you to register for conference.
You will have until Friday 28th June to register for the conference.
Spark Sport shares Rugby World Cup 2019 Pricing
17 April 2019
Earlier this week CEO Larry Graham, along with Vicki Lee, CEO Hospitality New Zealand met with the team from Spark Sport to discuss this years Rugby World Cup Coverage. This meeting was a great opportunity for Clubs New Zealand and Hospitality New Zealand to understand how clubs and pubs will be able to access the Rugby World Cup Coverage and at what price.
The most important message we can stress is get prepared early for both the early bird pricing and to ensure that your clubs internet connection and AV set up is ready to go come September.
Reciprocal Rights - The Thin Edge of the Wedge
11 April 2019
Reciprocal Rights is a part of club life that dates back to the very first clubs established in New Zealand. It provides club members the opportunity to visit and enjoy the facilities and hospitality of clubs right across the country. Reciprocal Rights reinforces the club community in New Zealand and supports social visits and sporting tournaments enjoyed by many club members.
As an industry we must act now to ensure that this fundamental part of club life is protected because it is under increasing scrutiny!
Clubs New Zealand 2020 Conference & AGM - Accommodation Guide
11 April 2019
The dates for the Clubs New Zealand 2020 Conference & AGM are locked in for the 19th, 20th and 21st March 2020 hosted by Club Hastings.
Planning for the Conference & AGM is already underway and no doubt a number of clubs are already looking to secure accommodation.