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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Reciprocal Rights - The Thin Edge of the Wedge

11 April 2019

Reciprocal Rights is a part of club life that dates back to the very first clubs established in New Zealand. It provides club members the opportunity to visit and enjoy the facilities and hospitality of clubs right across the country. Reciprocal Rights reinforces the club community in New Zealand and supports social visits and sporting tournaments enjoyed by many club members.

As an industry we must act now to ensure that this fundamental part of club life is protected because it is under increasing scrutiny!

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Get prepared for Easter and ANZAC day - Trading Hours, Special Licences and Employee Entitlements

7 March 2019

Good Friday is kicking off the Easter and ANZAC Day public holidays for 2019 on Friday 19th April. With these holidays, there is always some confusion around the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 and how it applies to trading hours for Club Licences. If you are going to be seeking a special licence over any of these holidays the cut off date is fast approaching, so now is the time to get those applications in.

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Get to know your local Alcohol Harm Prevention Officer

21 June 2018

Over the course of this year Clubs New Zealand has been in regular communication with Graham Shields, Alcohol Harm Prevention Coordinator with the New Zealand Police as well as other Alcohol Harm Prevention Officers across New Zealand. The development of this relationship with the New Zealand Police has been hugely beneficial in that we have been able to effectively convey and discuss the difficulties faced by club licence holders while also achieving a better understanding of the role and work carried out by Alcohol Harm Prevention Officers.

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A Moderate Shift

17 April 2018

WELLNESS, MODERATION, premiumisation, lower-alcohol, no alcohol. In the last few years, these words have become a much bigger part of the drinks industry lexicon in New Zealand and internationally. A global consumer shift towards healthier lifestyles and a desire to know more about what we are consuming has seen drinks companies expand and diversify their ranges to cater to a growing audience seeking beverages that are lower in or contain virtually no alcohol; are free from sugar, carbs or calories; or offer a more premium experience when they do choose to drink.

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ANZAC Day 2018 - Trading and Employee Entitlements

12 April 2018

On Wednesday 25th April we will all rise to commemorate ANZAC Day. Below you will find an overview of trading hours under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 as well as information relating to employee entitlements.

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Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act (Renewal of Licences) Amendment Bill

5 April 2018

The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act (Renewal of Licences) Amendments Bill is open for public consultation with submissions closing on Wednesday 25 April. Clubs New Zealand will be looking to make a submission on behalf of our member clubs. We also urge each club to take the time to make a submission to help ensure that the voice of clubs is heard and taken seriously.

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Get your hands on the future

With the Clubs New Zealand App

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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