Get to know your local Alcohol Harm Prevention Officer

21 June 2018

Over the course of this year Clubs New Zealand has been in regular communication with Graham Shields, Alcohol Harm Prevention Coordinator with the New Zealand Police as well as other Alcohol Harm Prevention Officers across New Zealand. The development of this relationship with the New Zealand Police has been hugely beneficial in that we have been able to effectively convey and discuss the difficulties faced by club licence holders while also achieving a better understanding of the role and work carried out by Alcohol Harm Prevention Officers.

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A Data Driven World

14 June 2018

For the past few years there has been a lot of hype about the "value" of data to companies. There's no doubt that the power of information, gathered from inside and outside business operations, has the ability to transform thinking and steer future investment down a more strategic path.

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Gambling Compliance - 11 June 2018

14 June 2018

Qualified Auditors

The Department of Internal Affairs have been advised by the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants that the person who audited financial statements for two clubs for the 2016 and 2017 financial years is not a qualified auditor.

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DIA Mystery Shopper to become a part of regular compliance activity

14 June 2018

Last week the Department of Internal Affairs released information on mystery shopper scenarios that will form part of the 'rolling mystery shopper' campaign for Class 4 venues. Unlike the previous Mystery Shopper Exercises that were conducted over a specific time period and across a small segment of the industry, the new campaign will take place as part of the departments regular compliance activity - meaning that every Class 4 venue should expect to be mystery shopped.

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Bringing dead space to life

7 June 2018

Most clubs have grown amoebically over time and as a result often find space that was once heavily used in a former layout, now lies dormant....if not dead. When was the last time the committee discussed the dollars per square metre being generated from a floor plan, area by area?

Logically the gaming room tends to be the best generator of cash flow, and also profit per square metre, while function rooms are the worst, mainly because of sporadic use patterns. So, what can you do with "dead" space in a bid to revitalise it and generate better cash flow?

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Constructive Dismissal: Know Where You Stand

7 June 2018

Sometimes employers find themselves with employees that just aren't right. You know the type, employees who don't fit the culture of the organisation, or they report made-up issues or gossip too much, or employees that are just not getting the work done properly.

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Business owners who keep good books sleep easy

31 May 2018

Keeping good business records can lead to a good night’s sleep is the main message in Inland Revenue’s latest campaign targeting the hospitality industry.

Hospitality is considered a high risk industry group as part of Inland Revenue’s long running hidden economy programme to identify undeclared income.

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Can payroll software actually save you money?

31 May 2018

If you have staff, you need to pay them. This is called payroll – the managing of payments to your employees.

Some New Zealand businesses choose to do payroll manually, keeping payment notes in a spreadsheet or other document. Others might outsource payroll to an accountant or bookkeeper, or even to a dedicated payroll company.

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Clubs New Zealand 2019 Conference & AGM - Secure your Accommodation Now

24 May 2018

The dates for the Clubs New Zealand 2019 Conference & AGM are locked in for the 21st, 22nd and 23rd March 2019 hosted by Tauranga Citizens Club.

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Pulse Energy are here to beat your Power & Gas Bill

24 May 2018

Pulse Energy are proud to partner with Clubs New Zealand to help you get more out of your membership. Our partnership offers members and clubs the opportunity to save money on your electricity and gas bills.

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Employment Court rules retail chain must pay for all hours worked

17 May 2018

You will have by now heard the news regarding Smith City and the Employment Courts ruling in relation to unpaid staff meetings. This is the hot topic in employment at the moment with reports that Unions and Employment New Zealand have received more than 1,500 complaints from workers since the ruling was released.

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Class 4 Gaming - Pre Filing Review

17 May 2018

Are your machines driving you round the bend? Do you find it frustrating to get your licence approved? Do you know the difference between Direct and Indirect costs? What about Equity issues and Authorised Payments? Then there's depreciation and 'actual, reasonable and necessary costs' to consider.........!!! Max Carr (CA) from Maruth-on Consulting can help.

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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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