This little piggy went to the member market place

14 December 2016

Clubs New Zealand is pleased to announce the launch of This is a brand new website which brings together a range of benefits and discounts that are available to clubs and members simply because you are part of the Clubs New Zealand community.

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Insurance...not just a dirty word

24 November 2016

For many of us insurance is often considered a dirty word but it is a necessary element to any business. The earthquakes that struck Canterbury back in 2010/11 and more recently the North Canterbury quakes of November 14th have shown that insurance is something that every club manager should take more time with.

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Grand Designs

24 November 2016

Great interior design makes a statement and redefines how customers feel the minute they step through the door.

Redesigning or developing a new interior space is one of the biggest challenges a club can take on. Not only is it a substantial financial investment but the stakes are high - design sets the tone of your establishment for years to come.

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Top tips for a great club visit - time to inform your members

17 November 2016

Over the year we have been reminding clubs to review their processes around identifying members and guests to ensure that alcohol is only sold or supplied to Authorised Customers and Authorised Visitors. We have received so many calls and emails from clubs wanting to review their processes, which is fantastic, because as one club manager recently put it “we like our liquor licence”.

As we are now approaching the festive season and members are gearing up to travel the country it is the perfect time to pass on some top tips for a great club visit to your members through your club’s own communications and newsletters. Having informed and prepared members is only going to make it easier for club staff to identify who they can and cannot serve alcohol to and avoid any embarrassing situations where members could potentially be turned away.

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Agent of Change

8 November 2016

Overcoming the fear of new systems and technology requires training and good communication. Easier said than done...

As you gaze up at your newly constructed building with wonderful, state-of-the-art technology, picturing the influx of patrons sharing your admiration for the new facilities, you are suddenly hit with the startling realisation - are your staff ready for this? Your mind is suddenly filled with dollar signs, the costs of training, the resistance to change, the time consumed. This sounds more complicated than the actual construction process itself!

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Eight months in the role - President (Ferg) Bryan Ferguson

3 November 2016

Recently I was asked, how I was finding the role as President of Clubs New Zealand?

My first response was that I am really enjoying the role, it is just a continuation of my previous roles both as President of the Otorohanga Club and Area Board member for the King Country Area however, while the transition to President of Clubs New Zealand has been relatively easy the work is very different.

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Congratulations Papanui Club

20 October 2016

Last week we were eager to find out the results of the 2016 Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence with Papanui Club up for The Best New/Redeveloped Bar/Restaurant. This week we are so pleased to be able to say they won!!!

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Introducing the Remuera Club - Open Day October 30th

19 October 2016

Remuera Club, formerly known as The Commerce Club of Auckland, invites you to an Open Day Sunday 30th October to view its refurbished premises and enjoy drinks and nibbles.

The change of name and refurbishment is part of the clubs five-year plan, which will result in a greater use of the club's facilities and attract a younger participatory member group to carry the club forward in a positive direction.

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What is the difference between Governance and Management

29 September 2016

"What is the difference between governance and management?" It is by far the question that not-for-profit executives ask most often. Effective boards understand the difference between governing and managing; dysfunctional boards do not.

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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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