Web Browser updates – Important information for Clubs accessing EMS reports

5 December 2019

In March web browsers (Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Edge, and Firefox) will be dropping support for some of the old security methods.  What does this mean to you?  If your web browser is still running old security, you will no longer be able to access many websites.  The biggest concern for clubs is access to the VMS or EMS for your gaming systems, especially but not limited to, if you are using an old windows xp or vista machine for this.

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Marketing etiquette for your business over the festive season

3 December 2019

Plan early and plan more than you think
Are you thinking about major changes to your website or looking to launch a brilliant new marketing campaign before Christmas? You might want to hold that thought! Social media is flooded with sales promotions and festive giveaways with everyone jumping on the Christmas bandwagon, so if you launch a new campaign at this time of year you run the risk of getting lost in all the Christmas noise. Our advice - stay active on your channels as you're currently doing but save your new marketing campaign ideas (and advertising budget!) for the new year.

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Setting up Digital Advertising Signage

3 December 2019

We have recently received a couple of enquiries regarding recommendations for digital signage.  For those that don’t know the term, digital signage allows you to display information on a TV screen or monitor connected to your computer.  Often used to advertise upcoming events, drink specials, even food/snack menus can be scheduled to display a lunch menu during the day and a dinner menu in the evening for the restaurant.

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Annual Membership Updates will be hitting inboxes next week

27 November 2019

Next week all clubs will receive an email with a link for you to complete your annual membership update.

The annual update forms are online and come pre-populated based on the information we currently hold for your club. As always, we ask that once you receive the form you carefully check each section and make any necessary changes or additions prior to submitting.

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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.

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Club/Bar Manager - Pt Chevalier Bowling Club

26 November 2019

Pt Chevalier Bowling Club is looking for a new manager.

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Clubs New Zealand 2020 Conference, AGM + EXPO - Elective Sessions

26 November 2019

Shortly registrations for the 2020 Conference, AGM & EXPO will be opening.  The 2020 Conference will feature three elective sessions on Friday morning. There is no additional cost to attend these sessions, however, you must select which sessions you will be attending at the time of registration.

On the registration form you will see a tab called “Elective Registration”.  After you have completed the registration details and travel details for your clubs’ attendees you will be able to choose the elective sessions each attendee wishes to attend. 

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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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