False fire alarm callouts
10 June 2020
No one likes to be woken in the middle of the night after a long shift. False alarm callouts are a headache and waste of resource for all involved. They can also be costly if your monitoring company sends a guard out.
Club Managers Conference 2020 Cancelled
10 June 2020
The Club Managers Group Committee have made the tough decision to postpone the Club Managers Conference that was scheduled to be held in Whangamata later this year due to the associated costs and increased pressure on clubs following the COVID-19 lock down.
Functions and Events
4 June 2020
Last weeks amendments to the Order have clarified which rules apply to hired facilities or venues operating under level 2.
If a facility or venue has been hired for a social gathering – then the social gatherings rules apply.
COVID-19 Response (Further Management Measures) Legislation Act
3 June 2020
The COVID-19 Response (Further Management Measures) Legislation Act makes changes to the Companies Act and other related legislation to help provide relief for companies and other entities facing difficulties in complying with their statutory obligations, or obligations under their constitutions or rules, because of COVID-19.
28 May 2020
We know there are a lot of club members who are eager to get club sport back up and running and level 2 does present opportunities for recreation and sport to resume, but it is not business as usual and clubs must ensure that they can meet the Government requirements and that members are informed and able to cooperate with those requirements.
As per the Sport New Zealand Guidelines 'commercial' sporting venues including those with bar/cafe/restaurant facilities are able to open (hospitality operations must meet the public health guidelines for these operations.)
A message from our friends at Bluebridge
15 May 2020
We were glad we could help get members home before Level 4 started. As you know, during Level 4 and 3, we have been providing travel for essential and eligible passengers as well as maintaining a crucial freight link connecting the North and South Islands. We can’t wait to get Kiwis moving again when we move to Level 2 from this Thursday. Your members can use their CLUBSNZ promo code and book now for future travel dates right up until 31 March 2021.
Clubs New Zealand Sports Tournament Update
6 May 2020
For Clubs New Zealand, our tournaments have always provided a special opportunity for our club community to come together with others to share common interests and engage in a bit of friendly (but often fierce) competition.
As the COVID-19 situation has continued to evolve, our priority has been to ensure the health and safety of our club members, employees, partners and communities. With this in mind, we made the difficult decision to cancel Clubs New Zealand sports tournaments up until 31 August 2020.
Government boosts cashflow support for small businesses
1 May 2020
The Government will provide interest free loans for a year to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 economic shock to support their immediate cashflow needs and meet fixed costs.
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.