National Census Prezzy Card Winners
9 December 2021
On the 15th September, we emailed all clubs the Clubs New Zealand 2021 Census document for completion. Every club that completed and returned the census prior to the closing date of December 3rd was put in the draw to win one of 20 $100 Prezzy Cards.
The draw has taken place and we would like to congratulate the following clubs:
Further Auckland Business Support
25 November 2021
On Friday 22 October, the Government announced a support package for Auckland businesses affected by alert level restrictions, and as the country transitions to the new COVID-19 Protection Framework. This package helps Auckland businesses access:
Vaccine Passports - What we Know
25 November 2021
First the disclaimer: We are making a lot of assumptions here and we have tried our best to point these out, but please understand that this will depend entirely on the final rules that the Government sets in place. We are also assuming your club will be deemed vaccinated under the traffic light system.
However, it seems that the approach thus far is to let everyone decide on their own systems, with the onus on ensuring everyone in the club is vaccinated. And if they aren’t and you get caught, expect big fines, and most likely a serious backlash from all the vaccinated members.
Annual Membership Updates will be hitting inboxes next month
18 November 2021
Early next month all clubs will receive an email with a link for you to complete your annual membership update. This year we have made some big changes to the annual update form to simplify and speed up the process.
As with previous update forms, this one will be online and the link to access the form will be emailed to each club early in December. We will be asking clubs to complete the membership declaration and reciprocal rights sections only, so the form has reduced from many, many fields down to six.
Final Report on the Incorporated Societies Bill
4 November 2021
The Final report of the Economic Development, Science and Innovation Committee on the Incorporated Societies Bill has been released with the committee recommending that it be passed.
There are a number of amendments as part of the report which are unanimously recommended by the committee.
MEDIA RELEASE: Getting Back to Doing What We Love
2 November 2021
The Covid Protection Framework announced on the 22nd of October, will give the club industry the certainty it needs to get back to doing what we love, without the need for snap lockdowns, says Clubs New Zealand.
“Once the framework is in place Clubs New Zealand will encourage all Clubs New Zealand member clubs to use the vaccine certificate requirements so that they can operate at the green and orange levels without restriction”, says Chief Executive Larry Graham.
21 October 2021
Whether you paid someone to create the website for your club and now can’t get updates, or just want a fresh look to promote the business, the most common question I get from clubs is around building websites.
Sign in registers and the Privacy Act 2020
21 October 2021
Many of you will have seen the guidance from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner in regards to alternative contact tracing registers and the need to ensure that they comply with the Privacy Act 2020.
“Using an open sheet or register left in a public-facing position where personal information is visible to others is a leading cause of COVID-19-related privacy breaches. It’s important that businesses provide other methods of collecting and storing contact tracing records, but in ways which also protect the privacy of those whose details are being collected.” Says Privacy Commissioner John Edwards.
Face covering exemptions
14 October 2021
Face coverings can help reduce the spread of COVID-19. They stop droplets spreading when someone speaks, laughs, coughs or sneezes. There are a number of situations and locations where wearing a face covering is mandatory such as on public transport, visiting healthcare or aged care facilities, inside retail businesses or public venues such as museums and libraries.
Support to get through COVID-19
14 October 2021
During this weeks webinar we touched on the need to acknowledge and take time to look after our mental health and wellbeing.
We want to reiterate the importance of looking after your mental health and wellbeing, whether that is through talking, taking me time or seeking out professional support.
Cancellation of Club Managers AGM
30 September 2021
Wearing the covid wise hat, under the uncertainty of current lockdown levels, 100 number restrictions and all the other imposed conditions, the tough decision has been made to cancel our 2021 AGM at Whangamata Club.
MEDIA RELEASE: Restrictions on Club Sport are Strangling the Chartered Club Industry
27 September 2021
If the Alert Level restrictions are not eased soon, we will see clubs closing their doors for good, says Clubs New Zealand.
“Clubs have continually supported the measures put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19, however, the current restrictions, which prohibit most club activities, including sports are strangling our clubs and reducing them to nothing more than food and beverage outlets”, says Chief Executive Larry Graham.