Here you will find news articles and updates relevant to the club industry. Please note that circulars are only visible to club representatives that are logged into the Clubs New Zealand website.

You're invited to Clubs New Zealand 2024 - Conference, AGM & EXPO

6 November 2023

Circular 23-067

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Harm Minimisation Solution - Next Payments & COMS

13 October 2023

Circular 23-062

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New Rules around Health & Safety Representatives

31 August 2023

The Health and Safety at Work (Health and Safety Representatives and Committees) Amendment Act was passed into law earlier this year. The changes introduced by the new law increase workers’ access to health and safety representatives, and health and safety committees.

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Covid-19 restrictions removed

31 August 2023

Earlier this month, Health Minister, Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall announced that all remaining Covid-19 requirements were to be removed effective 12.01am, Tuesday 15 August.

Mandatory isolation for Covid-19 is no longer required. However, the Ministry of Health’s guidance is that people should self-isolate for at least five days if they are unwell, or they test positive for Covid-19. The obligation for the wearing of face masks for visitors to healthcare facilities has also been removed.

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MEDIA RELEASE: New alcohol law increases uncertainty for clubs

25 August 2023

Circular 23-054

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Register your team now for Problem Gambling Awareness Training

24 August 2023

Circular 23-053

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Roadside Rescue can help you with your roadside needs

24 July 2023

Roadside Rescue can help you with your roadside needs, whether you have a dead battery, need help changing a tyre, or have completely broken down, we can help you get back on your way.

Your membership covers you in any vehicle OR anyone driving your designated vehicle. This means Roadside Rescue is available to you if you go for a ride in your partner's car or it's available to another driver who takes your car to the shops and breaks down. With First Recue, no one is left stranded!

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Safeguard Your Club

29 June 2023

As new requirements from the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) come into effect, it is time to consider how you can best safeguard your gaming business and patrons. Plus, with the discussion around harm minimisation gaining momentum, it is more crucial than ever to understand the diverse strategies and options that are available to ensure your business complies with current industry and government regulations.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Clubs New Zealand to launch ClubSmart Gambling Compliance Package for Clubs.

26 June 2023

Circular 23-039

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Email marketing mailchimp alternatives

16 June 2023

With the latest pricing structure change initiated by Mailchimp, more clubs are looking for alternative email marketing options. I did a dive into what was still available for free.

If money is no object, the leader in the email mailout space for a number of years now is Mailchimp. They are good and their system works and is generally very reliable. For free you can send up to 1000 emails total per month. So that would mean if you wanted to send one newsletter per week to less than 250 members, and don’t mind a little mailchimp branding then you could do it for free. Otherwise you would need to be on one of their paid plan options.

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Sous Vide Exclusive Offer for Clubs

13 June 2023

At The recent Clubs New Zealand Conference, AGM & Expo you will have had the opportunity to see the great sous vide products coming out of Bidfood.

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Update from the Club Managers Group - June 2023

9 June 2023

Circular 23-031

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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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