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.
Get your club logo loaded into the Clubs New Zealand App
6 June 2019
For those of you using the Clubs New Zealand mobile app, you may have noticed that club logos are starting to appear on the in app club locator map.
Having your club logo in app is a great way to highlight your club and will make it much easier for members traveling the country to identify the clubs nearby quickly and easily.
It is time for clubs to become data driven and that all starts with your club database
5 June 2019
When the world is racing to become data driven, clubs have an immediate advantage and its one that most other businesses would give their right arm to have.
The importance of meeting your obligations as an Incorporated Society
30 May 2019
A recent article published on www.stuff.co.nz has highlighted the importance of ensuring that your club is meeting its filing requirements under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908.
The club it turns out had been struck off the register of incorporated societies for failing to file and has been placed on notice and may face civil proceedings after continuing to operate as normal.
Reciprocal Rights - Legal Opinion
30 May 2019
Following the recent confusion regarding reciprocal visiting rights Clubs New Zealand sought a legal opinion from our lawyers Quigg Partners. In seeking the opinion we asked three questions of the lawyers, below we have provided excerpts of the lawyers opinion in relation to the three questions.
Strengthening the Clubs New Zealand Network
23 May 2019
Right from the get go, the major driver for Clubs New Zealand's data strategy has been to unite and strengthen the Clubs New Zealand network by utilising technology.
The Clubs New Zealand National Database Project and Mobile App are continuing to grow as more and more clubs and members are getting on board. We now have a number of clubs who are part the National Database and are actively promoting the app to their members, in addition to this we are receiving multiple requests every day from members wanting to sign into the app in order to access their digital membership card and find the clubs nearest them wherever their travels take them.
Giving your Clubs Constitution the Respect it Deserves
23 May 2019
We all know a club's constitution is one of the most important documents a club has. It is effectively the contract between a club, its committee and the members. A constitution should be an up-to-date working document and will often be the first port of call in working out how to resolve an issue with members.
However, clubs are often reluctant to invest in their constitution and a number of clubs look to cut costs and had have a go at updating their constitutions themselves. We often see clubs rushing through changes to their constitutions because they have suddenly encountered an issue that had not been previously identified.
STOP THE PRESS! It is time to take heed
16 May 2019
Clubs New Zealand administers the arrangement for reciprocal rights on behalf of members
Before another mass email is sent re reciprocal rights we need to stop, we need to take stock and as a collective we need to get on the same page.
Reciprocal Rights - Clarification
9 May 2019
Earlier this week a large number of clubs received an email from a Clubs New Zealand member club regarding recent changes and requirements being imposed upon them following the clubs recent licence renewal process.
One of the requirements imposed upon the club regards reciprocal rights and required the club to communicate directly with other clubs they wish to have reciprocal rights with and receive a response back which they will need to keep on file.
Rugby World Cup 2019™ Tournament Pass now available for purchase from Spark Sport
9 May 2019
Rugby fans can now get ready for wall-to-wall coverage of Rugby World Cup 2019. Until the end of May, fans can purchase their Tournament Pass for just $59.99. The Spark Sport Rugby World Cup 2019 Tournament Pass is the only way New Zealanders can access all 48 matches of the tournament live and on demand.
Jeff Latch, Head of Spark Sport is urging fans who want the complete Rugby World Cup experience, to get in early and purchase their Tournament Pass at the super-early bird price of $59.99.
Initial Cashless Gaming Discussion
8 May 2019
Earlier this week team members from Clubs New Zealand were invited to attend the DIA’s preliminary discussion on cashless gaming. Also, in attendance were representatives from Hospitality New Zealand, Manufacturers, Problem Gambling Foundation, Societies, GMANZ, Ministry of Health, AUT and the financial sector including the Reserve Bank.