COVID-19 Short-Term Absence Payment now available
16 February 2021
On 8 February 2020 the Government announced a new COVID-19 Short-Term Absence Payment (STAP) to support employers and self-employed workers.
The STAP is available from 9 February 2020, through Work and Income, to employers for employees, and self-employed workers, who:
Alcohol Advertising and Promotion Code Briefings
11 February 2021
The Advertising Standards Authority is pleased to offer a range of options for briefings on the new Alcohol Advertising and Promotion Code. The Code was released on 16 December 2020 and comes into effect for new ads on 1 April 2021. All ads will need to comply with the new Code by 1 July 2021.
Covid-19 Vaccine - Guideline for Employment
9 February 2021
The first shipment of the Pfizer vaccine is due to reach New Zealand by April and will be available to border staff and essential health workers in the first instance. Already there is a lot of talk around whether an employer has the ability to insist that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19.
Clubs New Zealand no longer able to accept payment by cheque
4 February 2021
The demise of cheques has long been foreshadowed, last year ACC and Inland Revenue announced they would no longer be accepting cheques and now in 2021 many banks are moving to phase cheques out entirely.
Clubs New Zealand's bank is one of those to announce that the use of cheques as a payment method will be discontinued this year. As a result of this Clubs New Zealand will no longer be able to accept cheques as a form of payment from clubs.
Government Expands Small Loan Scheme
2 February 2021
The government has announced an expansion of the small business loan scheme (SBLS), a COVID-19 related support measure where the government lends directly to businesses.
COVID-19 Update - 28 January 2021
28 January 2021
This week COVID-19 has edged its way back into the spotlight after a case was recorded in the community in Northland and two further cases have been identified in Auckland.
The latest updates suggest that these cases are linked to the border and that the virus was contracted from within managed isolation facilities. These cases are a stark reminder that we are operating during a global pandemic and that the situation can change within a matter of days.
2021-2023 Nominations for Office results
21 January 2021
Nominations for the 2021-2023 Clubs New Zealand Board closed on Wednesday 20th January. Below you will find the results of the nominations including the details for the ballot that will now be conducted as a result of more than one nomination being received for the Nelson, Marlborough, Buller & West Coast region.
Start 2021 on the right foot
21 January 2021
By now most of you will have been asked “so, what are your New Year’s resolutions?” Typically, they involve “exercising more”, “taking more time for yourself”, or “spending more time with family”. Besides these personal resolutions, the beginning on the year is a great chance to think about the New Year’s resolutions for your club. A resolution after all, is a decision to do something differently to bring about positive change.
Clubs New Zealand 2021 Conference, AGM + EXPO - Activities and Partners Trips
17 December 2020
The Clubs New Zealand 2021 Conference, AGM and EXPO is going to be packed with activities that will allow delegates and partners to experience Christchurch and its great clubs.
Friday 19th March will feature a club bus tour and race night that delegates and partners can add onto their conference experience. On Sunday 21st March, partners can leave the business end of the Conference & AGM to the delegates and tour Christchurch on the 2021 Partners Trip.
Clubs New Zealand Christmas Hours and Important Dates 2020/21
15 December 2020
Clubs New Zealand National Office will be closed over the Christmas break from Friday 18th December 2020 through to Tuesday 5th January 2021. As always the National Office team will be available during this period if you have any questions or require assistance.
Clubs New Zealand Family Race Day – Assigning Naming Rights
9 December 2020
We are excited to be starting the 2021 calendar of events with the Clubs New Zealand Family Race Day on Saturday 23rd January at Trentham Racing Course.
This family race day is perfect to pitch up a tent in the sunshine, enjoy a picnic on the lawn and have a flutter on the racing while the kids can run wild on a huge range off FREE activities.
Clubs New Zealand Nominations for Office 2021-23 are Open
7 December 2020
Nomination for the Clubs New Zealand 2021-23 Board Positions are open. All current officers are eligible for re-election but must be nominated in accordance with the rules.
The Clubs New Zealand constitution requires that we appoint/confirm the following officers: