Here you will find news articles and updates relevant to the club industry. Please note that circulars are only visible to club representatives that are logged into the Clubs New Zealand website.

How to recognise spam and scam emails

16 February 2022

Spam and scam emails are not a new concept, but they are getting more sophisticated and sometimes it can be really hard to tell the difference between spam, scams and legitimate emails.

Leigh has created a quick video to help you recognise spam and scam emails, so you don't give away your credit card details, or allow unwanted access to your computer.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Minimum Wage Increases Deal Another Blow

12 February 2022

Yesterday’s announcement that the minimum wage will increase by 6% to $21.20 in April is just another blow for clubs, says Clubs New Zealand.

“We have all been struggling under the incredibly restrictive Alert Level System and now Covid Protection Framework in excess of two years and the stark reality is that the reserves are empty”, says Chief Executive Larry Graham.

“There is nothing left to fund these increases.”

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Sports and Activities at the Red Setting

3 February 2022

Clubs New Zealand continues to share the frustrations of Clubs and Members over the Red Setting rules, particularly in relation to the rules around sports and other activities.

We are fielding a lot of enquiries from clubs and an increasing number of enquiries from club members.  We are into the third year of this and we understand it, people just want to do what they love.

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Three Phase Approach to Omicron

27 January 2022

On Wednesday the 26th of January the Government set out its three phase plan for dealing with the Omicron Variant.  Now that Omicron is in the community there is an expectation that case numbers will surge, so this three phase plan sets out what changes will be introduced to manage the outbreak depending on where we are in the outbreak and the number of cases within the community.

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A great day out at the Races

27 January 2022

We would like to thank everyone who joined us at Trentham Race Course on Saturday 22nd January for the Clubs New Zealand Family Race Day.

It was fantastic to see so many families out enjoying the beautiful Wellington weather.  The Clubs New Zealand 18+ Marquee was also a hit and we loved hosting club members for the day.

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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:

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Club Websites

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.

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Get your hands on the future

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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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