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Lower North Island Training Tour - July 2019

27 June 2019

Next month Keith will be crossing the Cook Strait on a training tour of the Lower North Island. This is the perfect opportunity for staff and committee members to get up to speed with Harm Minimisation, Armed Robbery and Club Smart Training.

The schedule is a follows - please contact keith@clubsnz.com or phone 021 285 1841 by Friday 5th July to register your clubs interest.

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Combatting the Critics

26 June 2019

Social media has completely transformed the way people interact. In many instances, it has improved how we communicate, breaking down geographical and physical barriers and allowed us to share information instantly. On the flip side though, it also means negative feedback can be published by disgruntled customers immediately, gain traction quickly and sometimes cause irreparable damage to a brand.

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Guidance released for businesses ahead of July plastic bag ban

19 June 2019

To assist with preparing for the upcoming plastic bag ban, the Ministry for the Environment has released guidance for businesses.

The Waste Minimisation (Plastic Shopping Bags) Regulations 2018, announced last December, ban single-use plastic shopping bags under 70 microns in thickness from 1 July 2019.

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Gambling (Problem Gambling Levy) Regulations 2019

19 June 2019

The Gambling (Problem Gambling Levy) Regulations 2019 have been confirmed by Cabinet and will soon be notified in the New Zealand Gazette.

The Gambling (Problem Gambling Levy) Regulations 2019 will take effect on 1 July 2019 and introduce the following levy rates (GST exclusive):

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Required Overtime...Is it allowed?

18 June 2019

In a recent case, Postal Workers Union of Aotearoa Inc v New Zealand Post Limited [2019] NZEmpC 47, a full Court of the Employment Court tackled the issue of availability provisions in employment agreements and concluded that while the amendments to the Employment Relations Act 2000 ("ERA") that occurred in 2016 effectively outlawed "zero-hour" contracts, the impact of those changes have a broader application.

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Secure your spot on the next Back to Basics Managers Course - July 2019

12 June 2019

The dates for the next Back to Basics Managers course have been set for Tuesday 30th and Wendnesday 31st July 2019. This is likely to be the only Basic Managers Course of 2019 so if you are getting started or looking to refresh we highly recommend you book your spot now.

If you are new to club management or want to refresh the basics please contact Michelle Mazey to secure your spot by emailing michelle@clubsnz.com

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Cheap or Quality - Who is your club appealing to?

12 June 2019

My Grandfather used to say, "if you sell to the classes, you eat with the masses. If you sell to the masses, you eat with the classes." Clubs are a mass market model. If my Grandfather's cliche is to be believed, all clubs should be successful. Clearly, there's a lot more to success than trying to sell to the masses. You need a business model that generates sales and a sufficient margin to ensure the club is profitable. With most clubs' gaming revenue flat or in decline, many are trying to win customers through promotions and discounts such as 2-for-1 meal nights and $10 roasts. Their appeal to the hip pocket makes sense, but in many ways it is a race to the bottom. The customers who only come for the discount meal are not likely to spend money on drinks and gaming, so the club's promotion may become a loss, not a loss leader.

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Great opportunity to refresh your gaming room with bargain Ainsworth machines

7 June 2019

We have amazing news for clubs looking to change up their gaming offering without spending a fortune. Action Gaming have approximately 50 secondhand Ainsworth A560's that they are offering to clubs at fantastic prices.

These machines typically sell for between $9,500 and $13,000 + GST each, however, Action Gaming is offering these to clubs for only $3,250 + GST

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Get your club logo loaded into the Clubs New Zealand App

6 June 2019

For those of you using the Clubs New Zealand mobile app, you may have noticed that club logos are starting to appear on the in app club locator map.

Having your club logo in app is a great way to highlight your club and will make it much easier for members traveling the country to identify the clubs nearby quickly and easily.

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It is time for clubs to become data driven and that all starts with your club database

5 June 2019

When the world is racing to become data driven, clubs have an immediate advantage and its one that most other businesses would give their right arm to have.

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The importance of meeting your obligations as an Incorporated Society

30 May 2019

A recent article published on www.stuff.co.nz has highlighted the importance of ensuring that your club is meeting its filing requirements under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908.

The club it turns out had been struck off the register of incorporated societies for failing to file and has been placed on notice and may face civil proceedings after continuing to operate as normal.

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Reciprocal Rights - Legal Opinion

30 May 2019

Following the recent confusion regarding reciprocal visiting rights Clubs New Zealand sought a legal opinion from our lawyers Quigg Partners. In seeking the opinion we asked three questions of the lawyers, below we have provided excerpts of the lawyers opinion in relation to the three questions.

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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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