Gambling Commission Rules That Clubs are Entitled to a Reduced Authorised Purpose Return and May Retain a Greater Amount of Gaming Proceeds as Working Capital – Covid-19 Relief

17 February 2021

A recent decision from the Gambling Commission has paved the way for clubs to apply to have their minimum authorised purpose percentage for their current financial year waived.  The decision also enables clubs to hold a larger amount of gaming machine proceeds in reserve as working capital.

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Am I Dismissed Or Not?

17 February 2021

You would think that it would be crystal clear when someone has been dismissed from their employment. And in most cases it is. But on occasions, it can be a real head scratcher. A recent case from the Employment Court, Concrete Structures (NZ) Limited v Sam Ward, saw the Chief Judge state that a dismissal can occur even when neither the employee nor the employer subjectively believes that a dismissal has occurred.

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COVID-19 Short-Term Absence Payment now available

16 February 2021

On 8 February 2020 the Government announced a new COVID-19 Short-Term Absence Payment (STAP) to support employers and self-employed workers.

The STAP is available from 9 February 2020, through Work and Income, to employers for employees, and self-employed workers, who:

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Alcohol Advertising and Promotion Code Briefings

11 February 2021

The Advertising Standards Authority is pleased to offer a range of options for briefings on the new Alcohol Advertising and Promotion Code. The Code was released on 16 December 2020 and comes into effect for new ads on 1 April 2021. All ads will need to comply with the new Code by 1 July 2021. 

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Joseph Parker vs Junior Fa exclusive to Spark Sport

11 February 2021

Joseph Parker and Junior Fa are going toe to toe in a Kiwi showdown on February 27 from 7.30pm. Make sure your venue is the place to be, to catch every hit from our two top 10 world heavyweights. Exclusively on Spark Sport.

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Covid-19 Vaccine - Guideline for Employment

9 February 2021

The first shipment of the Pfizer vaccine is due to reach New Zealand by April and will be available to border staff and essential health workers in the first instance.  Already there is a lot of talk around whether an employer has the ability to insist that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19.  

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Clubs New Zealand no longer able to accept payment by cheque

4 February 2021

The demise of cheques has long been foreshadowed, last year ACC and Inland Revenue announced they would no longer be accepting cheques and now in 2021 many banks are moving to phase cheques out entirely. 

Clubs New Zealand's bank is one of those to announce that the use of cheques as a payment method will be discontinued this year.  As a result of this Clubs New Zealand will no longer be able to accept cheques as a form of payment from clubs.

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Government Expands Small Loan Scheme

2 February 2021

The government has announced an expansion of the small business loan scheme (SBLS), a COVID-19 related support measure where the government lends directly to businesses.

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COVID-19 Update - 28 January 2021

28 January 2021

This week COVID-19 has edged its way back into the spotlight after a case was recorded in the community in Northland and two further cases have been identified in Auckland.

The latest updates suggest that these cases are linked to the border and that the virus was contracted from within managed isolation facilities.  These cases are a stark reminder that we are operating during a global pandemic and that the situation can change within a matter of days.

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Investing in Clubs Sports 2021

28 January 2021

In 2018 the Clubs New Zealand Board made a commitment to invest in Clubs New Zealand Sport.  Part of that investment has been in securing merchandise for participants, the continuation of prize draws and the ongoing review of Clubs New Zealand Sports.

Based on a review of feedback from host clubs and players we are going to implement some immediate changes to the Clubs New Zealand sports prize draws in 2021.  These changes will be monitored throughout the year with a view to introduce a fully revamped Clubs Sport offering ready for 2022.

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2021-2023 Nominations for Office results

21 January 2021

Nominations for the 2021-2023 Clubs New Zealand Board closed on Wednesday 20th January. Below you will find the results of the nominations including the details for the ballot that will now be conducted as a result of more than one nomination being received for the Nelson, Marlborough, Buller & West Coast region.

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Start 2021 on the right foot

21 January 2021

By now most of you will have been asked “so, what are your New Year’s resolutions?” Typically, they involve “exercising more”, “taking more time for yourself”, or “spending more time with family”. Besides these personal resolutions, the beginning on the year is a great chance to think about the New Year’s resolutions for your club. A resolution after all, is a decision to do something differently to bring about positive change.

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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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