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Changes are coming for the Club Industry e-Newsletter

1 December 2022

Our digital communications are a critical part of what we do here at Clubs New Zealand, and for that reason we are planning to introduce some changes in the New Year which we believe will enhance our communications even more.

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Clubs New Zealand Advocacy Snapshot

24 November 2022

Ahead of the election next year the Government is racing through its legislation agenda, and Clubs New Zealand is committed to ensuring that the voice of Clubs is heard. 2022 has been incredibly busy on the advocacy front and we are expecting this to ramp up into early 2023.

As we head into December we reflect on the year that was and acknowledge what we have collectively achieved. 

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ClubPOS - Exploring the next steps

24 November 2022

We now have ClubPOS performing the necessities of a Point Of Sale System very well, and we are ready concentrate on the next stages of development. There are some things already in the pipeline to tidy up such as: the menus, changing customers to say members, adding an eftpos button to the main screen, etc.

What we are looking for now is some feedback from clubs on what features they consider to be the most important and any input regarding how these things might work in practice, particularly in regard to any annoyances you might be experiencing with your current system and ideas for how it could work better.

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Fair Pay Agreements Bill passes third reading

27 October 2022

Yesterday the Fair Pay Agreements Bill passed its third reading and will shortly receive Royal Assent.  The overarching policy objective attached to the bill is to enable employers and employees to collectively bargain industry-wide or occupation-wide minimum employment terms.  This is because at present, New Zealand’s employment relations and employment standards regulatory system only allows for collective bargaining at an enterprise level (i.e. between individual employers and unions). There is no mechanism for parties to co-ordinate collective bargaining across entire occupations or industries. The bill aims to address this gap.

There is a lot to be said about this bill, and it is fair to say that opponents of the bill have felt the need to carefully measure their response, for fear of being labelled "greedy", "exploitative" or "anti-employment rights".  

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Club Managers Group Update

27 October 2022

The Club Mangers Conference was recently held at Whangamata Club with 80 + attendees.  After a 2-year hiatus it was great to be able to get Managers back together and network as a group.

At the Club Managers group meeting the proposed structural change was adopted.

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Consultation on regulations for the Incorporated Societies Act 2022

13 October 2022

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is currently seeking feedback on what regulations should be made under the Incorporated Societies Act 2022 and what those regulations should prescribe.

We already know that the Incorporated Societies Act 2022 will introduce some sweeping changes to how incorporated societies operate once they re-register under the new Act, however, the new Act also provides that some of the details of the new regime are to be prescribed by regulation.

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It is time to make sure your eftpos machines are ready for the new compliance requirements

8 September 2022

As many of you are probably aware, there are a lot of older eftpos machines that need upgrading/replacing by April 2023 to meet compliance. If you are considering using ClubPOS in the future, it would be worthwhile ensuring that you get an eftpos machine that is compatible during this changeover, or when your contract is up for renewal.

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Clubs New Zealand Road Show

25 August 2022

During June and August members of the Clubs New Zealand National Office Team hit the road for the Clubs New Zealand Road Show.  The aim of the Road Shows was simple, we wanted to take the show on the road and give clubs the opportunity to get together and catch up on some of the latest developments from the team at National Office, this was particularly important given the last few years of restricted travel.

The Road Show was held in six different locations (2 in the South and 4 in the North) and in total was attended by over 180 club representatives.  We would like to thank everyone who took the time out to come along to the Road Show, we really valued the opportunity to sit down and talk through key topics impacting our industry and hearing directly from you. 

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Clubs New Zealand 2022 Wage and Salary Guide

4 August 2022

We would like to thank all clubs that participated in this years Wage and Salary Survey and are pleased to announce that the Clubs New Zealand 2022 Wage and Salary Guide is now available for members to download in the resource room.

The 2022 Wage and Salary Survey was conducted as an online survey from 9th June 2022 through to 31st July 2022 for which we received a total of 151 responses. This is a largest response rate that we have received for this survey and clearly demonstrates the need for reliable wage and salary data. 

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Club Managers Conference 2022 Update

28 July 2022

Fellow Managers, well after two stalled attempts to get to Whangamata, to quote a Barry Manilow song “looks like we made it!”

Clubs New Zealand recently advertised the dates Tuesday 11th to Thursday 13th October, to be held at the Whangamata Club.

The format will be on a similar line to what we had planned for 2020 & 2021, with a strong employment focus on the Wednesday followed by food & technology on the Thursday prior to the Group AGM and discussion on future direction.

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Letting your members know why your club is a part of the Clubs New Zealand Community?

18 July 2022

Clubs continue to evolve to meet changing conditions – from natural disasters and Covid-19 to the ongoing operational challenges.  And through it all, Clubs New Zealand is there with you.

Your club’s membership of Clubs New Zealand unlocks access to exclusive benefits and services that allow your club to grow and ensure the industry’s ongoing viability.  Clubs New Zealand always puts the interests of clubs and their communities first – and we strongly believe that you should be sharing this with your members.

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Proof of COVID-19 infection and being a household contact

15 July 2022

Employers can consider text messages the Ministry of Health sends to people with COVID-19 and their household contacts as proof of needing time off work.

Due to winter illnesses putting pressure on primary care providers, the Ministry of Health would like to remind employers that they can consider the text messages it sends to people positive with COVID-19 and their household contacts, as proof of needing time off work.

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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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