Here you will find news articles and updates relevant to the club industry. Please note that circulars are only visible to club representatives that are logged into the Clubs New Zealand website.
Club Managers Group Update
27 October 2022
The Club Mangers Conference was recently held at Whangamata Club with 80 + attendees. After a 2-year hiatus it was great to be able to get Managers back together and network as a group.
At the Club Managers group meeting the proposed structural change was adopted.
An advent calendar has never been so much fun thanks to Laithwaites
25 October 2022
Don't wait until your Christmas tree goes up to start celebrating the festive season this year - you can start the party from 1 December with an adults-only wine advent calendar from Laithwaites.
An advent calendar has never been so much fun! Open 24 doors to reveal 24 different delicious festive discoveries from around the world in fun-sized bottles. Indulge in Aussie red, white and rosé favourites, bestselling French, Italian and Spanish reds, lip-smacking Sauvignon Blanc from France, South Africa, Chile and New Zealand, a stylish Italian Prosecco star and plenty more, Gold medal-winners included!
Consultation on regulations for the Incorporated Societies Act 2022
13 October 2022
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is currently seeking feedback on what regulations should be made under the Incorporated Societies Act 2022 and what those regulations should prescribe.
We already know that the Incorporated Societies Act 2022 will introduce some sweeping changes to how incorporated societies operate once they re-register under the new Act, however, the new Act also provides that some of the details of the new regime are to be prescribed by regulation.
Clubs New Zealand Gaming Compliance Folders Available to Order
6 October 2022
In 2019 Clubs New Zealand introduced the Clubs New Zealand Gaming Compliance Folders, which were provided to each member club operating Class 4 Gaming. The folders were produced by Clubs New Zealand with support from the Department of Internal Affairs and legal experts, with the simple aim of assisting clubs improve their compliance with the Gambling Act and The Gambling (Harm Prevention and Minimisation) Regulations 2004.
Win the cost of your trip back with our friends at Bluebridge
29 September 2022
Bluebridge have opened their sailing schedule until 31 March 2024, and to celebrate being open for bookings they're giving Clubs New Zealand members the chance to win the cost* of their trip back. Simply use the promo code CLUBSNZ when you book by 30 October 2022.
Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day - 26 September 2022
14 September 2022
On Monday 26 September, New Zealand will mark the passing of Queen Elizabeth II with a State Memorial Service and one-off public holiday.
The public holiday will be called Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day. This is a one off public holiday and the normal public holiday requirements under the Holiday's Act will apply, legislation will be passed shortly to bring the holiday into force.
It is time to make sure your eftpos machines are ready for the new compliance requirements
8 September 2022
As many of you are probably aware, there are a lot of older eftpos machines that need upgrading/replacing by April 2023 to meet compliance. If you are considering using ClubPOS in the future, it would be worthwhile ensuring that you get an eftpos machine that is compatible during this changeover, or when your contract is up for renewal.
Why recording your Class 4 observations and interventions is so important
8 September 2022
Every venue that operates Class 4 Gaming Machines has a responsibility and obligation to monitor their customers for signs of problem gambling. A key part of the monitoring process is recording observations and interactions, so that informed decisions can be made as to whether a customer is experiencing gambling harm, and whether an intervention or further action is required.
You must have a formal process for recording observations and interaction, this usually comes in the form of a logbook.
Clubs New Zealand Road Show
25 August 2022
During June and August members of the Clubs New Zealand National Office Team hit the road for the Clubs New Zealand Road Show. The aim of the Road Shows was simple, we wanted to take the show on the road and give clubs the opportunity to get together and catch up on some of the latest developments from the team at National Office, this was particularly important given the last few years of restricted travel.
The Road Show was held in six different locations (2 in the South and 4 in the North) and in total was attended by over 180 club representatives. We would like to thank everyone who took the time out to come along to the Road Show, we really valued the opportunity to sit down and talk through key topics impacting our industry and hearing directly from you.
Repeal of Good Friday and Easter Sunday as Restricted Trading Days (Shop Trading and Sale of Alcohol) Amendment Bill fails to pass first reading
4 August 2022
On Wednesday 3rd August, Act MP, Chris Baillie's members bill the Repeal of Repeal of Good Friday and Easter Sunday as Restricted Trading Days (Shop Trading and Sale of Alcohol) Amendment Bill had its first reading in Parliament, where it failed to progress to the select committee stage.
While the bill was not of huge significance for club licence holders, Clubs New Zealand is disappointed that the bill has failed to progress. Clubs New Zealand saw the bill as an important step in removing the confusion that surrounds Easter trading rules for licence holders and the public.
Clubs New Zealand 2022 Wage and Salary Guide
4 August 2022
We would like to thank all clubs that participated in this years Wage and Salary Survey and are pleased to announce that the Clubs New Zealand 2022 Wage and Salary Guide is now available for members to download in the resource room.
The 2022 Wage and Salary Survey was conducted as an online survey from 9th June 2022 through to 31st July 2022 for which we received a total of 151 responses. This is a largest response rate that we have received for this survey and clearly demonstrates the need for reliable wage and salary data.
Introductory Offer from Catch Phrase Promotions
3 August 2022
Hello to all Clubs New Zealand members, we are extremely excited to be involved with Clubs New Zealand and we look forward to meeting you all over the next few months as we get out and meet as many of you as we can and find out about your business and how we can help.
Catch Phrase Promotions has a vast range to offer members with all types of uniforms for bar and kitchen staff, front desk, adjuncts, and teams.