Are your employment agreements up to date following the minimum wage increase?

12 May 2021

As you will all know the adult minimum wage in New Zealand increased to $20.00 per hour on 1 April, 2021.  As a result of this we expect many clubs have had to adjust pay rates for employees.  

If you have changed an employees hourly wage or salary it is important that you update the individual employment agreement to reflect this.

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Clubs New Zealand Complaint to the Commerce Commission re SKY

5 May 2021

Last week Clubs New Zealand submitted a complaint to the Commerce Commission regarding the increasing costs of SKY Television subscriptions for commercial premises.

In the complaint it is argued that the anti-competitive and monopolistic behaviour demonstrated by SKY Television warrants an investigation by the Commission.

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A Closer Look at the Incorporated Societies Bill - Part 3

5 May 2021

This article is the second in a series which aims to look a little closer at the Incorporated Societies Bill, highlighting areas of interest and potential change that clubs and committees need to be aware of.

This week will focus on Part 6 - Register, regulations, amendments and other miscellaneous provisions.  It will also look at Schedules 1-4.

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Bob Firth - Consulting / Relieving Manager

30 April 2021

My name is Bob Firth and I have been in the club industry for 30 years.

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A Closer Look at the Incorporated Societies Bill - Part 2

29 April 2021

This article is the second in a series which aims to look a little closer at the Incorporated Societies Bill, highlighting areas of interest and potential change that clubs and committees need to be aware of.

This week will focus on Parts 4 and 5 which cover Enforcement and Removal from register, amalgamation, liquidation and other processes.

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Holidays Act Review Recommendations Accepted

29 April 2021

In 2018 The Government established the Holidays Act Taskforce to suggest improvements to the Holidays Act, following a joint request from unions and employers.

The Taskforce included employer, worker and government representatives and was chaired by Gordon Anderson, a law professor at Victoria University with extensive experience in employment law.

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A Closer Look at the Incorporated Societies Bill

22 April 2021

This article is the first in a series which aims to look a little closer at the Incorporated Societies Bill, highlighting areas of interest and potential change that clubs and committees need to be aware of.

This week will focus on Parts 1 - 3 which are the Preliminary Provisions, Incorporation of Societies and Administration of Societies.

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Travel Update from our Partner Bluebridge: Now Open for Next Summer

21 April 2021

Summer may be over but we’re already planning for the next one, and now that our summer bookings (including Christmas) are open your members can too!

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Gaming Machine Number Limits - New Calculation Method - Action Required

16 April 2021

Following an April 2021 Gambling Commission decision, clubs will need to change the way they add and remove machines on their venue licences in order to avoid accidentally losing the ability to operate machines.

Any club that is currently operating less than its permitted maximum number of machines, needs to promptly have additional machines listed on the venue licence schedule in order to retain its maximum machine entitlement.

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CONCERN Database - Exclusions must be approved

15 April 2021

Clubs operating Class 4 Gaming Machines must ensure that MVE exclusions received via the CONCERN Database are acknowledged and approved within a reasonable amount of time. 

We recommend that club managers login to the CONCERN Database as soon as you receive the email notifying you of a new exclusion within the database, this will avoid a backlog forming.

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Submissions now open on the Incorporated Societies Bill

14 April 2021

Public submissions are now being called for Incorporated Societies Bill.  

The bill proposes to put in place a modern framework of basic legal, governance, and accountability obligations for incorporated societies and those who run them. 

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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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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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