Contract Tracing Registers
30 April 2020
We are getting a large number of enquiries regarding contract tracing and what this will look like. The short answer is we do not currently have all the information and the Government have not released further details on how they wish this to be managed.
The guidelines that were released prior to the lock down asked hospitality venues to implement a COVID-19 guest register, including:
Greetings from Crusader Isolation
28 April 2020
Well where did the last 4 weeks go and how quickly did this thing explode?
It has been interesting watching how various clubs have dealt with the situation we have found ourselves in. Some clubs have remained in close contact with members from virtual membership draws, virtual bands on a Saturday night, to virtual social gatherings of sub sections, meal deliveries to older members and staying in touch through social media. On the other hand no doubt we have had some clubs that have taken the opportunity to take a break and recharge the batteries, as we all know we work in a stressful business that has many potholes, and we have just gone through the biggest one yet.
Installing and Setting up Zoom
23 April 2020
The last few weeks has forced us to adapt like never before. What was on the "I will get my head around it when I find a spare moment" (such as video conferencing) has suddenly become a priority.
There are many options available to facilitate video conferencing with a popular choice being Zoom. Leigh has created a quick step by step guide to help get you started with Zoom and you can download this guide here
How to remotely access your office PC
9 April 2020
Many of us now have the ability to perform a large number of our work tasks from the cloud, this has obvious benefits when we are on lock down and cannot get to our work PCs. Despite the cloud making it much easier to work from anywhere there will no doubt be files and programmes on your work PCs that you need to access during this lock down period.
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:
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.
IR and ACC: No cheques from 1 March
12 February 2020
What: Inland Revenue and ACC will no longer accept payments by cheque or any cheques dated 1 March or later. ACC levy refunds will also no longer be issued by cheque.