Labour Day - Monday 28th October 2019

10 October 2019

Labour Day is fast approaching and this year falls on Monday 28th October (fourth Monday in October). Labour Day is always observed on the day it falls and is not subject to 'mondayisation', calculating employee entitlements for labour day should be simple and can be done with the click of a button in most payroll systems.

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October Training Tour - Wairarapa, Hastings, Tokoroa & Taumarunui

9 October 2019

Later this month Keith will be once again crossing the Cook Strait on a training tour. This time he will be covering Wairarapa, Hastings, Tokoroa and Taumarunui. This is the perfect opportunity for staff and committee members to get up to speed with Harm Minimisation, Armed Robbery and Club Smart Training.

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Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club hosting Inaugural Club New Zealand Quiz Championship

4 October 2019

The Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club is hosting the inaugural Clubs New Zealand Quiz Championship final on Saturday, November 16 with teams from up to 40 clubs expected to participate.

Believe It Or Not Sales & Marketing Manager Brendan Lockhead and Club’s New Zealand's South Island representative Keith Ballanatyne have been the driving forces behind the quiz series. And thanks to the generous support of Lion Breweries $10,000 in prizes is available and there is no cost to participate.

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The Push to Ban Plastic Straws

3 October 2019

From Donald Trump to Kim Kardashian, many people have taken a position on the vexed issue of plastic straws.

A movement to ban single-use plastic gathered steam in 2016, stemming from a Greenpeace awareness campaign. It spread quickly, with countless celebrities decrying war on plastic straws on social media and the United Nations declaring war on single-use plastics.

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Recipe for Success

3 October 2019

Considerations to ensure your kitchen is cost-effective, with or without a contractor.

Portion control, expense management and appropriate staffing are three critical elements that all clubs must consider in order to be profitable.

When it comes to kitchen profits, why do some clubs excel while others struggle to break even? There are a number of factors involved here, including the perennial question regarding in-house versus contact catering.

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Update on Cashless Gaming Work

3 October 2019

For those clubs operating Class 4 Gaming, you will all be aware that back in June the DIA put out a call for expressions of interest from those wishing to be involved in a working group on cashless gaming.

Recently we received an update on the cashless gambling work, advising that based on feedback, the Department have decided to expand the scope of this work to consider gambling technologies more broadly.

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Calling 'time' on cheques

25 September 2019

Inland Revenue and the Accident Compensation Corporation are calling ‘time’ on cheques.

From March next year, IR and ACC will no longer accept payments by cheque from customers who are able to use alternative payment options.

IR received more than 430,000 cheques last financial year, the largest number received by any public sector agency. ACC received approximately 25,000 cheques from business customers.

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Need to replenish your Gaming Compliance Manual?

25 September 2019

It has been over six months since Clubs New Zealand launched the Clubs New Zealand Gaming Compliance Manuals. The folders were produced by Clubs New Zealand with support from the Department of Internal Affairs and legal experts, with the simple aim of assisting clubs improve their compliance with the Gambling Act and The Gambling (Harm Prevention and Minimisation) Regulations 2004.

For clubs that operate gaming machines, we trust that these folders and the information and form contained within them have become a part of your everyday gaming activities.

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This is your last chance to complete the 2019 Wage and Salary Survey

25 September 2019

First up a big thank you to everyone who has completed the survey #highestresponserateyet. If you have not yet completed the survey but wish to be a part of setting the benchmark response rate that little bit higher, now is the time to do it. The survey will be closing on Friday 27th September 2019.

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Measles epidemic – what employers need to know

19 September 2019

Measles is a highly contagious illness as we can see from current news reports about the spread of the disease. Your workplace may well already be impacted by this disease, either due to employees becoming ill, being absent to care for family members or possibly due to the nature of the business i.e. care of young children or others at risk.

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Sign up to get more out of your membership with the Clubs New Zealand mobile app and you could win

16 September 2019

Between now and 15th November 2019, everyone who signs up for the Clubs New Zealand mobile app will go in the draw to win a pretty awesome prize pack. 

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"A Case for Change" Discussion Document - Thanks for having your say

16 September 2019

Thank you to everyone who had their say on the “Case for Change” Discussion Document that was circulated to all clubs in July.

The feedback received has been incredibly useful to the board and while the number of formal written responses is low, the discussion document informed many quality discussions one on one with board members and at Area Meetings.

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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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