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The Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Harm Minimisation) Amendment Bill

4 July 2022

Chloe Swarbricks Member's Bill "The Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Harm Minimisation) Amendment Bill was introduced to Parliament on the 30th June 2022.  The bill covers two parts. Part 1 aims to abolish appeals on local alcohol policies while Part 2 looks to implement the recommendations of the 2014 Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship which would ban alcohol sponsorship and advertising of all streamed and live sports and ban alcohol sponsorship at all sporting venues.

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2022 Review of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Fees) Regulations 2013

2 June 2022

The Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Fees) Regulations 2013 (the Regulations) came into force in 2013 and it sets out the application and annual fees that may be charged for alcohol licences to enable Territorial Authorities to recover costs from administering the licensing provisions in the Act.

Under the Act, the Ministry of Justice (the Ministry) is required to undertake a five-year review of alcohol licensing fees and of cost recovery by TAs for alcohol licensing.  The Ministry has recently announced the second fees review since the act came into force and Clubs New Zealand has been invited to participate in the stakeholder consultation.    

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

31 March 2022

Good Friday is kicking off the Easter and ANZAC Day public holidays for 2022 on Friday 15th 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 and employee entitlements.  

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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. 

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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.

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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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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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