ANZAC Day 2021 - Trading Hours, Special Licences and Employee Entitlements
8 April 2021
ANZAC Day 2021 is only a couple of weeks away and no doubt our RSA members are anticipating a huge turn out after last years commemorations were held from within bubbles. This ANZAC Day falls on Sunday 25th April, the public holiday is Mondayised for those whom Sunday is not otherwise a working day.
Below is an overview on trading hours, special licence requirements and employee entitlements for ANZAC Day.
Easter Trading 2021
25 March 2021
Around this time of year we always get questions from clubs regarding Easter Trading Hours and how they apply to Club Licences. Below is a quick summary of any restrictions and things to consider now. For information on Employee Entitlements for Easter please visit the article Waitangi Day and Easter Public Holidays - Employee Entitlements
ASA releases new Alcohol Advertising and Promotion Code
17 December 2020
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has announced it has adopted a new Alcohol Advertising and Promotion Code (the Code) following a scheduled review of the existing Code for Advertising and Promotion of Alcohol completed by the ASA Codes Committee (the Committee). The new Code is effective from 1 April 2021 for new alcohol advertising and promotion and 1 July 2021 for all alcohol advertising and promotion.
HPA Clubs Toolkit launched for Club Licence Holders
11 March 2020
For the last 12 months HPA have been working to produce a Clubs Toolkit to support Club Licence holders and it is now available to download from the HPA website.
We are really excited to finally see a club specific resource produced for the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act. Keith was asked by HPA to provide feedback and assistance in pulling the resource together and we are confident that this is going to be of huge assistance to clubs
Alcohol Consulting Group now offering LCQ training
6 November 2019
Alcohol Consulting Group are pleased to be able to offer the LCQ to Clubs New Zealand members.
The course involves a day of teaching and the assessment can be taken in your own time.
BREAKING NEWS: Update on Reciprocal Rights
23 October 2019
You will be aware earlier this year Reciprocal Rights made its way into the spotlight when a number of clubs were challenged during their licence renewal process over the way reciprocal rights was administered and managed.
The challenge to reciprocal rights resulted in confusion, a fair amount of panic and more emails bouncing around clubs than ever before.
Rugby World Cup 2019 Extended Trading Hours - Notification Reminder
4 September 2019
A quick reminder for those clubs that are wishing to take advantage of the Rugby World Cup 2019 Extended Trading Hours that you will need to notify your territorial authority and police in writing at least 7 days' prior.
Bill to allow licensed premises to stay open for Rugby World Cup matches to be introduced
21 August 2019
The Minister of Justice will introduce a bill to amend the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act to allow licensed premises to remain open for Rugby World Cup matches.
“This will allow eligible licensed premises to open during the 2019 Rugby World Cup for the purpose of televising live games that fall outside of their usual trading hours,” Andrew Little 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.
Lion refreshes Alcohol&Me website
13 August 2019
Lion has launched a new website for its Alcohol&Me training programme, which aims to help educate Kiwis around safe and sociable drinking.
The company originally created Alcohol&Me in 2012 as an internal staff training programme, which later evolved into an external offering for New Zealand businesses via a face-to-face facilitated workshop. Over 4,000 employees have taken part in the training to date, with Fulton Hogan, PwC and Colliers International among more than 80 New Zealand organisations who have incorporated Alcohol&Me into their internal training over recent years.
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.