Labour Day - Monday 26th October 2020

15 October 2020

This year Labour Day falls on Monday 26th October (fourth Monday in October). Labour Day is always observed on the day it falls and is not subject to 'mondayisation', calculating employee entitlements for labour day should be simple and can be done with the click of a button in most payroll systems.

As with all public holidays you first need to establish if the day the public holiday falls would otherwise be a working day for the employee. In most cases it’s easy to work out whether or not an employee would have normally worked on the day in question (known as an otherwise working day) because the working pattern or roster is constant and the employer and employee can agree about whether the employee would otherwise have worked that day.

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Spark Sport for Business is Here

8 October 2020

Spark Sport for Business is here. And it has stacks to watch for every type of fan. Get your customers in on the action with all the BLACKCAPS and WHITE FERNS matches on home soil, Formula One®, Premier League and more.

Spark Sport will also be bringing you Joseph Parker v Junior Fa in an exciting match up boxing superstars this December, live from Spark Arena.

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Choosing a Sound System

8 October 2020

I have recently had a few enquiries from clubs looking to make changes to their sound system, so thought I would put together a quick spiel explaining some of the things to consider.

I will try to keep it as low tech as possible, but it is impossible to talk sound systems without some understanding of the terms involved. Let’s start with speakers…

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DIA Update - Upcoming changes to Gambling Licensing

8 October 2020

The Department of Internal Affairs emailed licence holders in early September to let you know about some internal system changes they will be making in early November.

This update is to confirm that from Monday 2 November until Tuesday 10 November 2020 inclusive (7 working days) the DIA will be unable to issue new licences / COAs or amendments, including for electronic gambling equipment changes.

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CONCERN Database for Gaming Exclusion Orders

8 October 2020

The new Concern database is now online and all clubs should be using the system to add their exclusion orders.

To begin using the database go to www.concern.co.nz and enter your email address which will send you link so that you can login. The system does not use passwords so you will need to sign in from the link that is emailed to you every time. The link will also expire after ten minutes.

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Things to consider when purchasing a new projector

1 October 2020

First thing to think about is the room size where you want to use it. If its not a large space, you may want to consider a LED screen mounted to the wall instead. TV screen prices have come down a lot in the past few years with The Warehouse selling 50” TVs for less than $500, and 70” for less than $1000. A TV will usually provide a better picture (and sound), especially in brighter environments, and you don’t have to worry about a separate white screen to project upon or how to mount the projector somewhere suitably distanced from the wall.

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Employment Policy Rundown

30 September 2020

The 2020 General Election is just around the corner, so we thought it might be helpful to summarise the major parties’ (and some “less major” parties’) policies in the area of employment and industrial relations. Note the following is taken from the parties’ policies themselves and are not the opinions (necessarily) of MGZ.

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Spark Sport for Business

30 September 2020

Spark Sport is a whole new game for your club. We can get you set up with all the tech you need to stream sport live and on demand at your place. Spark Sport for Business offers a range of 24/7 sports streaming channels, and bring Kiwis together to watch New Zealand cricket, Premier League, Formula One® and more, live and on demand.

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Let play increase patronage with Go Play

24 September 2020

Clubs New Zealand is thrilled to once again be working with Go Play. Goplay has been providing play systems for over 15 years and we are striving to stay the best playground supplier in the industry.

We have had very satisfied customers comment that they have increased their business up to 30% after installing a Goplay Playground.

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Using the CONCERN MVE Database?

23 September 2020

The CONCERN MVE Database was launched at the end of July this year and enables venues to access to an online web portal (venue profile page) that has the option to add exclusions, accept MVEs and provide a list of all active exclusions for your venue (think much less paper and much faster process).

Leigh is up to date on adding users to the CONCERN database, so if you are still unable to login to add exclusions or to confirm exclusion requests, please contact Leigh asap so we can get this sorted.

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Clubs New Zealand 2020 AGM Wrap Up

17 September 2020

Last week the Clubs New Zealand 2020 Annual General Meeting was held digitally via Zoom. This was a first for Clubs New Zealand and we would like to thank all the delegates that attended, participated and provided feedback.

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Updating you Privacy Policy and Application form in anticipation of the new Privacy Act 2020

17 September 2020

In anticipation of the new Privacy Act coming into force in December this year, Clubs New Zealand has reviewed the template privacy policy and template membership application form for clubs.

Both these updated templates can be found in the resources section of the website under Members Area > Resources > Membership.

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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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