If you are still running windows 7, it is time to upgrade, heres how
3 March 2020
Microsoft have pulled support for Windows 7, so if your club still has computers running Windows 7, users will be getting messages to upgrade.
Not many people are aware as windows took down all their pages advertising this a year or two ago, but you can still use the upgrade assistant to get windows 10 for free. It does require that the computer hardware can support windows 10, but in most cases does allow an upgrade path without having to buy a new pc or pay for a Windows 10 licence.
Clubs New Zealand 2020 Annual Report
27 February 2020
With preparations for the Clubs New Zealand 2018 Annual General Meeting almost complete the Clubs New Zealand Board is pleased to present the 2020 Annual Report for the year ending 31 December 2019.
Masden Promotions Present a Tribute to Queen
21 February 2020
Paul Madsen as Freddie Mercury, along with his session Band, Paul has been Tributing Queen for 12 years and in this time the Show has performed all around New Zealand at private functions, Clubs and Theatres
Since the release of Bohemian Rhapsody the Show has been consistently selling out with all age groups attending the show, One thing is for Sure “They will Rock You”!
Technology will continue to advance, with or without us
20 February 2020
We talk about the digital revolution being a new thing that we should all be jumping on board, truth is the digital revolution began well over 30 years ago and for most of us we are only now scrambling to catch up!
For the last five years Clubs New Zealand has committed to investing in the future of our industry and now is crunch time. Clubs need to embrace the change or face the reality that they will be well and truly left behind. The ground work is done, Clubs New Zealand is sitting on a massive digital opportunity, we have a world class CRM (Customer Relationship Management System), a mobile application (which is being further developed as you read) and a website which puts information in your hands 24/7.
IR and ACC: No cheques from 1 March
12 February 2020
What: Inland Revenue and ACC will no longer accept payments by cheque or any cheques dated 1 March or later. ACC levy refunds will also no longer be issued by cheque.
Workplace preparedness for novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
3 February 2020
Minimising the spread of infectious diseases in the workplace is important to keeping staff safe and well at work. With the coronavirus recently being declared a global emergency many New Zealand businesses will be looking into how they can protect themselves, their workers and their customers. The below information is sourced from the Ministry of Health, the guidance is aimed protecting the workplace from pandemic, including coronavirus as well as other outbreaks such as flu.
2020 Nominations for Office results
22 January 2020
Nominations for the 2020 Clubs New Zealand Board closed on Monday 20th January. Below you will find the results of the nominations and you will see that other than a few role changes the board for 2020 will remain the same.
How to cut costs in your restaurant
22 January 2020
Cutting costs can be a daunting task, but when it comes to the hospitality industry, most businesses simply cannot afford to be lazy when it comes to crunching the numbers.
Margins can be tight, and failing to accurately account for costs can erode your profits.
How to do market research
16 January 2020
You want the market to spend money with your business – repeatedly. Make that an easy decision for them by finding out precisely what they need from you.
14 January 2020
Clubs have always been required to maintain a register of members, providing your name, date of birth and contact details is part and parcel of joining a club and maintaining your membership. Most clubs have a privacy statement as part of their membership application form and this has served us well for some time, however, as the world of data collection, storage and sharing has grown in complexity so to has the need for clubs to consider their approach to privacy.
6 resolutions every club should be looking to make
8 January 2020
Almost everyone will have been asked by now “so, what are your New Year’s resolutions?” Typically, they involve “exercising more”, “taking more time for yourself”, “spending more time with family”, “travelling more”. Besides these personal resolutions, now is the time to think about the New Year’s resolutions for your club. A resolution after all, is a decision to do something differently to bring about positive change.
Each club will have its own unique resolutions for the year, but to help you we have compiled 6 resolutions that every club should be looking to make;
The Australian Fires - How we can help our neighbours
6 January 2020
It is fair to say that our Australian Friends are not far from our thoughts at present. The fire season started early this summer, but it has since escalated with the rising Summer temperatures, and the lack of rain.
We have had a few clubs reach out to us asking how they could help or where donations could be directed. We have been in touch with our friends over at ClubsNSW and have provided an options for clubs. We have also pulled together some suggestions for individuals and members looking to donate.