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A message from the Clubs New Zealand Board and National Office Team

16 December 2021

We are drawing closer to the end of what has been a very challenging year.  We know that the challenges persist for many members, especially for those currently at the Red setting.  We would like to reiterate that Clubs New Zealand is here to help you and we continue to advocate for the interests, rights, and privileges of clubs wherever we can. 

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National Census Prezzy Card Winners

9 December 2021

On the 15th September, we emailed all clubs the Clubs New Zealand 2021 Census document for completion.  Every club that completed and returned the census prior to the closing date of December 3rd was put in the draw to win one of 20 $100 Prezzy Cards.

The draw has taken place and we would like to congratulate the following clubs:

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Clubs New Zealand 2021 Sport $2,000 Prezzy Card Winner is....

6 December 2021

The draw to find the winner of the 2021 Clubs New Zealand Sport $2,000 Prezzy Card Voucher was recently conducted and we would like to congratulate this years winner Sid Waiparata of the Porirua Club.

Sid entered the draw by completing the entry form when participating in the Clubs New Zealand 2021 National Euchre Tournament that was recently hosted by the Porirua Club.

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Further Auckland Business Support

25 November 2021

On Friday 22 October, the Government announced a support package for Auckland businesses affected by alert level restrictions, and as the country transitions to the new COVID-19 Protection Framework. This package helps Auckland businesses access:

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Vaccine Passports - What we Know

25 November 2021

First the disclaimer: We are making a lot of assumptions here and we have tried our best to point these out, but please understand that this will depend entirely on the final rules that the Government sets in place.  We are also assuming your club will be deemed vaccinated under the traffic light system.

However, it seems that the approach thus far is to let everyone decide on their own systems, with the onus on ensuring everyone in the club is vaccinated.  And if they aren’t and you get caught, expect big fines, and most likely a serious backlash from all the vaccinated members.

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It’s beginning to feel a lot like Laithwaites…

23 November 2021

Just like you, we love enjoying a glass of wine at our local Club. Now you can enjoy great value, top quality wines out-and-about and at home too, all thanks to Laithwaites.

As a special offer coming into Christmas, Laithwaites are offering Clubs New Zealand members a dozen premium wines & 2 stemless glasses for just $10.99 a bottle. It’s a fantastic opportunity to stock the wine rack right in time for the silly season.

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Clubs New Zealand Template Employment Agreements - Updated

18 November 2021

In light of the recent and incoming employment law changes we have had the Clubs New Zealand template employment agreements reviewed and updated where required.

The updated Clubs New Zealand Individual Employment Agreement Template and the Clubs New Zealand Casual Employment Agreement Template have been loaded in the Clubs New Zealand resource room for members to access.

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Annual Membership Updates will be hitting inboxes next month

18 November 2021

Early next month all clubs will receive an email with a link for you to complete your annual membership update.  This year we have made some big changes to the annual update form to simplify and speed up the process.

As with previous update forms, this one will be online and the link to access the form will be emailed to each club early in December.  We will be asking clubs to complete the membership declaration and reciprocal rights sections only, so the form has reduced from many, many fields down to six.

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Proposed changes to gambling operational policy - Have your say!

16 November 2021

Kia ora,

We are making changes to our operational policy regarding gaming machine profits (GMP) data and are inviting you to have your say.

The proposed change will allow select permitted users that need detailed data to carry out their work access to GMP data at an individual venue level. This is different to our current approach, where we publish GMP data at the territorial district level on our website every quarter.

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New Zealand EMS Sector Website Launch

10 November 2021

Intralot New Zealand are pleased to announce from the 1st October 2021, a new EMS Sector website will be launched for all Society, Venue and DIA users.

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DIA Operational Update: Implementing the Gambling Commission's recommendation: [Appeal by Pub Charity Limited re Matata Hotel GC 03/21]

9 November 2021

Kia ora koutou,

We agree with the Commission’s decision of March 2021 to enable corporate societies to correct the number of permitted machines listed on venue licences, and we have been exploring ways to implement the approach suggested by the Commission.

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Final Report on the Incorporated Societies Bill

4 November 2021

The Final report of the Economic Development, Science and Innovation Committee on the Incorporated Societies Bill has been released with the committee recommending that it be passed.

There are a number of amendments as part of the report which are unanimously recommended by the committee.

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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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