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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Easter Trading

15 February 2018

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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The Alcohol Game Plan for Club Committees and Bar Staff - New Club Specific Resources

18 January 2018

The Health Promotion Agency has recently released new guidance material aimed at Club Committees and Bar Staff called Alcohol Game Plan - Managing Alcohol in Clubs.

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Club Licence holders beware

17 January 2018

Once again, we would like clubs to take the time to review your practices, procedures and rules to ensure that you are complying with the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, particularly in relation to Section 60. We are aware that the Police are intending to increase their monitoring of clubs in the Wellington area and there is absolutely no reason to believe that this will not be the case elsewhere. The Police are quoted as saying “Ignorance of the Act is no longer an excuse and clubs must be prepared to face enforcement action if they are discovered operating outside the conditions of their licence or in breach of the Act.”

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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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