Clubs New Zealand National Database - It is time to take action
29 August 2019
For the last few years Clubs New Zealand has been working hard to embrace technology and implement a digital strategy that will help to unite the network of clubs like it has never been united before, as well as come up with innovative new ways to help club members get more out of their membership.
From the get go this project has been about supporting compliance efforts and enhancing member services. In order for Clubs New Zealand to continue to develop this project and look at adding even more features to the database and app we need clubs to take decisive action and support the strategy.
2019 Club Managers Conference - Wrap Up
26 August 2019
By now everyone will be back to reality and the cold following a few days of Aussie sunshine for the 2019 Club Managers Conference.
Incorporated Societies Bill closer to introduction
22 August 2019
The Government has agreed to update legislation that applies to the more than 23,000 incorporated societies that operate in New Zealand.
“The Incorporated Societies Act 1908 is more than 100 years old, outdated and focuses largely on the formation and dissolution of incorporated societies,” James Hartley, General Manager of Commerce and Consumer Affairs at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, says.
Media Release: Bill to open bars to Rugby World Cup viewers welcomed
21 August 2019
Clubs New Zealand welcomes the decision of Justice Minister Andrew Little to put forward a bill amending the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act to allow all licensed premises to remain open for Rugby World Cup matches.
Without the proposed law change sixty percent of Club New Zealand’s 305 member clubs may have been prevented from opening for one or more of the RWC televised games. With the bill passed eligible licensed premises will be permitted to open during the 2019 RWC so members can watch televised live games outside usual trading hours.
Get ready for upcoming privacy law changes
15 August 2019
Changes to the Privacy Act are coming. If you collect, store or use personal information about your employees and/or customers, here’s what you need to do.
The Clubs New Zealand 2019 Wage and Salary Survey is Open
13 August 2019
The Clubs New Zealand Wage and Salary Survey is back for 2019 and open for all clubs to complete now.
The results from the Wage and Salary Survey allow us to create the annual Wage and Salary Guide which is an incredibly sought after resource. The Wage and Salary Guide will only be prepared if we receive enough responses to the survey, as we want to ensure we are creating relevant and meaningful resources for clubs to use.
2019 Managers Conference - Useful Information
6 August 2019
Greetings to all those attending this year’s conference in Sydney next week.
Below is a bit of a rundown on events and some useful information from Keith. Keith will be on the ground with you in Sydney so feel free to plug his email and phone number into your contacts before you leave firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 285 1841 – remember there are no stupid questions, so as always fire them in Keith’s direction!
Armed Robberies - Clubs are not immune
1 August 2019
While we would like to think that clubs are low on the list of targets for armed robberies, we are not immune and must take the time to ensure that we are doing everything we can to ensure the safety of staff and members. This week we have seen one club manager involved in an armed robbery and a club broken into during the night.
Discussion Document for Clubs New Zealand members on 'A Case for Change"
12 July 2019
This week all clubs should have received a hard copy of the Discussion Document for Clubs New Zealand members on 'A Case for Change".
This discussion document has been prepared by the Clubs New Zealand Board to provide members with background information and the rationale that has formed the basis of the Board recommended changes relating to the governance structure and geographical areas of Clubs New Zealand Incorporated.
Promoting the Clubs New Zealand App to Your Members
11 July 2019
The Clubs New Zealand App is picking up more user every week as members seek more from their membership, enjoy the ease of visiting clubs without having to worry about another card in their back pocket and of course they can find the club nearest to them wherever they are in New Zealand. As the app gains popularity we at National Office are thinking about how best to promote the app and provide you, the clubs with resources to help your members get on board.
Combatting the Critics
26 June 2019
Social media has completely transformed the way people interact. In many instances, it has improved how we communicate, breaking down geographical and physical barriers and allowed us to share information instantly. On the flip side though, it also means negative feedback can be published by disgruntled customers immediately, gain traction quickly and sometimes cause irreparable damage to a brand.
Cheap or Quality - Who is your club appealing to?
12 June 2019
My Grandfather used to say, "if you sell to the classes, you eat with the masses. If you sell to the masses, you eat with the classes." Clubs are a mass market model. If my Grandfather's cliche is to be believed, all clubs should be successful. Clearly, there's a lot more to success than trying to sell to the masses. You need a business model that generates sales and a sufficient margin to ensure the club is profitable. With most clubs' gaming revenue flat or in decline, many are trying to win customers through promotions and discounts such as 2-for-1 meal nights and $10 roasts. Their appeal to the hip pocket makes sense, but in many ways it is a race to the bottom. The customers who only come for the discount meal are not likely to spend money on drinks and gaming, so the club's promotion may become a loss, not a loss leader.