Time and Time Again

10 May 2018

Fred Flintstone yells "Yabba-dabba-doo!" as he runs out of work for the day, but not before having his stone timecard bitten by a dinosaur as a record of his hours. Maybe not much has changed about the end-of-work excitment, but we've come a long way with time and attendance records.

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Players and administrators heap praise on Lower Hutt's new bowls centre

3 May 2018

As far as the world of lawn bowls goes, the Bowls Premier League (BPL) is about as rock 'n roll as it gets.

The competition, which carries an overall prize pool of $100,000, made its second visit to New Zealand last week where it was hosted by Lower Hutt's Naenae Bowls Club.

The club's new $6.25 million indoor facility was transformed with temporary seating, flashing electronic advertising hoardings, music and camera crews recording live to New Zealand and Australian audiences.

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Club Management Conference 2018 - Accommodation Guide

3 May 2018

This year the Club Management Conference will be heading South to the Timaru Town & Country Club from Tuesday 23rd October through to Thursday 25th October.

As always we recommend you secure your accommodation for the conference early.

Please find below an accommodation guide supplied by Timaru Town & Country Club.

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Get ready for Payday Filing

3 May 2018

As of 1 April this year businesses can choose to report payroll information every payday instead of monthly. This is voluntary from 1 April 2018, and compulsory from 1 April 2019.

You need to start thinking about how and when you’ll opt in.

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Running sub-clubs takes a steady hand

26 April 2018

Strong relationships and clear guidelines will help bind ties.

One of the key facets of club life is the various social, sporting and recreational opportunities they offer. As clubs have grown, so too have their facilities for members with clubs offering wide and varying sub-clubs and adjuncts from bowls, darts, cue sports through to senior adjuncts, wine and craft beer clubs to name a few. Sub-clubs or adjuncts are an important part of the club landscape, bringing members and guests into participate in practice and competitions then hopefully staying for a drink or meal. More than that, they also form an important part of the social and recreational amenity of the club to the community.

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The Art of Illusion

26 April 2018

'Public Health' is taxpayer funded academic flim-flam.

Illusion is all about distraction. The magician aims to capture your attention long enough to perform their trick. The same applies to a field of social science called Public Health. The practitioners of this dark art spend their time creating social problems that don't exist. These great distractions are designed to allow them to perform their real magic; tricking governments into handing over taxpayers' money.

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Round-up of 2018 law changes

26 April 2018

From payday reporting to a new minimum wage and rules around parental leave, here’s a summary of what’s new and what’s changed for small businesses and the self-employed – check which apply to you.

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Future Eaters

19 April 2018

As the hospitality industry grows and businesses continue to compete for customer spend, the question for clubs is how to produce customer experiences that appeal to a modern society where emotional resonance is so highly valued.

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Dolphin Treasure Case Sinks

19 April 2018

Australian Federal Court loss takes huge toll on Alliance credibility.

The Alliance for Gambling Reform was calling it "The Great Pokies Trial" and spent nearly two years compiling their best possible arguments that poker machines were misleading, deceptive and designed to create addiction. In the end they failed spectacularly.

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A Moderate Shift

17 April 2018

WELLNESS, MODERATION, premiumisation, lower-alcohol, no alcohol. In the last few years, these words have become a much bigger part of the drinks industry lexicon in New Zealand and internationally. A global consumer shift towards healthier lifestyles and a desire to know more about what we are consuming has seen drinks companies expand and diversify their ranges to cater to a growing audience seeking beverages that are lower in or contain virtually no alcohol; are free from sugar, carbs or calories; or offer a more premium experience when they do choose to drink.

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ANZAC Day 2018 - Trading and Employee Entitlements

12 April 2018

On Wednesday 25th April we will all rise to commemorate ANZAC Day. Below you will find an overview of trading hours under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 as well as information relating to employee entitlements.

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Gambling Compliance - 11 April 2018

12 April 2018

Regional Workshops: successful pilot and future plans

The Department’s regional workshop pilot has come to an end. Starting in Napier on February 7 and finishing in Whangarei on March 6, staff from the Department and the Health Promotion Agency (who worked with the Department to create these workshops) engaged with around 370 people from clubs, venues, societies, and service providers. Following the feedback we received from the pilot we intend to continue hosting events in regions outside of New Zealand’s main centres throughout the year.

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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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