The Christmas bonus: A guide for small business owners
27 November 2019
In the lead up to the festive season, small business owners will be wondering whether or not to offer a Christmas bonus to staff and how large it should be this year.
Despite how challenging the holiday period can be, there’s nothing like being able to spread a little Christmas cheer among the staff that have supported you throughout the year.
But deciding what form an end-of-year reward might take, and how much to spend, can leave business owners scratching their heads.
The title of smartest club has been claimed
20 November 2019
On Saturday the finals of the Inaugural Clubs New Zealand Quiz Championship went down at the Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club. This was a highly anticipated event to crown New Zealand's smartest club.
Club Website Solutions
20 November 2019
It is no secret that a few clubs have been experiencing challenges with your websites. Often the sites have been commissioned by someone in the past who has since parted ways, or the design company has disappeared making it difficult to keep things updated. Or perhaps they are dated, or aren’t mobile friendly.
If you are considering a change we can help. Leigh has had good experience with Shopify e-commerce websites (www.shopify.com). They are a large Canadian company with more than a million customers worldwide, and a decent New Zealand presence.
December & January Training Tour - Otorohanga, Rotorua, Hamilton and Northland
20 November 2019
December and January will see Keith once again crossing the Cook Strait on a training tour. In December Keith will be visiting Otorohanga, Rotorua and Hamilton, once the Christmas festivities are done and dusted he will then make his way to Northland in January for even more training dates. This is the perfect opportunity for staff and committee members to get up to speed with Harm Minimisation, Armed Robbery and Club Smart Training.
Work Christmas Functions - Quick tips to keep them festive
14 November 2019
Christmas Functions are all about celebrating the year that has been and giving your employees a chance to get together and have a bit of fun, however, they have developed a bit of a reputation over the years, most of us will hear a story in the next few weeks of someone celebrating a little too much. As employers it is important to remember that you have responsibilities for your staff members at any work-related Christmas functions, so here are some quick tips.
Initial Sector Consultation - Future of Electronic Monitoring
13 November 2019
This week Clubs New Zealand staff were invited to meet with members of the DIAs project management team, as well as an independent lawyer to discuss the future of the Electronic Monitoring System.
Earlier this year the DIA formally established a project to examine options for the future of electronic monitoring in New Zealand’s class 4 industry. This project is part of the Departments work to ensure that DIA can be an effective, modern regulator into the future, and achieve one of our key objectives of maintaining integrity in the gambling system.
Clubs New Zealand 2020 Conference, AGM + EXPO - Draft Programme
13 November 2019
The Clubs New Zealand 2020 Conference, AGM + Expo will be here before we know it. While the conference agenda will largely follow the same format as Tauranga, there are going to be some small changes to how conference runs this year. Please take the time to ensure that you familiarise yourself with the draft agenda and plan your travel to ensure you do not miss out on the Clubs New Zealand Expo.
Christmas and New Year Public Holiday Entitlements 2019/20
7 November 2019
The Christmas and New Year period is fast approaching, as of today there are just 48 days until Christmas rocks around (that number is just a tad daunting). This year the Christmas and New Year public holidays fall on Wednesday 25 December, Thursday 26 December, Wednesday 1 January and Thursday 2 January meaning that the public holidays are observed on the day that they fall (there is no Mondayisation).
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.
Clubs New Zealand Nominations for Office
5 November 2019
Nominations for Office are now open. The Clubs New Zealand constitution requires that we appoint/confirm the following officers:
1 x President
1 x Area Board Member (13 areas)
Setting up your online services account with the Companies Office
30 October 2019
The new Incorporated Societies Register was launched on 30 September 2019 and makes it much easier to keep up to date with your clubs filing requirements under the Incorporated Societies Act.
If you haven't had a look at the new Incorporated Societies Register we recommend you visit https://is-register.companiesoffice.govt.nz/ and familiarise yourself with the site before your club has filing due. Someone within the club will also need to register for the online services account in order to maintain your incorporated society. There are two steps to setting up an account - ensuring you have a RealMe login, and choosing the type of account you need.
Win your money back with our friends at Bluebridge
29 October 2019
Island hop with Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries this summer and be in to win the cost of your ferry trip back. Simply use the promo code CLUBSNZ when you book by 30 November 2019 for any sailing dates except 20 December to 10 January.