New Zealanders and Australians have endorsed cash as a safe, preferred and reliable form of payment
8 July 2020
Next Payments recently conducted a survey of over 1,000 New Zealanders and Australians to understand the true sentiment on payment preferences and the results demonstrate that cash is a critical component of everyday life and commerce.
Ditch the plastic with the Clubs New Zealand App
24 June 2020
Those of you using the Clubs New Zealand mobile app will have seen that earlier this year we released some updates to the app which included a QR code on the digital membership card and improvements to the club locator.
Clubs New Zealand Response to the white paper - ending community sector dependance on pokie funding
24 June 2020
Last week we were made aware of a White Paper produced by the Problem Gambling Foundation, Hāpai Te Hauora and the Salvation Army titled ending community sector dependence on pokie funding that was distributed to Councillors across New Zealand.
Update on the new National Exclusion Database - CONCERN
18 June 2020
You will recall way back in February we shared details of the new National Exclusion Database CONCERN. The new system will enable venues access to an online web portal (venue profile page) that will have the option to add exclusions and also accept MVEs and will have a list of all active exclusions for that venue (think much less paper and much faster process).
NZ Covid Tracer App - It is now easier to get your QR code
11 June 2020
Now that we are in Alert Level 1 businesses do not need to be contact tracing and you can resume your normal procedures for identifying authorised customers and authorised visitors under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act.
False fire alarm callouts
10 June 2020
No one likes to be woken in the middle of the night after a long shift. False alarm callouts are a headache and waste of resource for all involved. They can also be costly if your monitoring company sends a guard out.
Club Managers Conference 2020 Cancelled
10 June 2020
The Club Managers Group Committee have made the tough decision to postpone the Club Managers Conference that was scheduled to be held in Whangamata later this year due to the associated costs and increased pressure on clubs following the COVID-19 lock down.
Functions and Events
4 June 2020
Last weeks amendments to the Order have clarified which rules apply to hired facilities or venues operating under level 2.
If a facility or venue has been hired for a social gathering – then the social gatherings rules apply.
COVID-19 Response (Further Management Measures) Legislation Act
3 June 2020
The COVID-19 Response (Further Management Measures) Legislation Act makes changes to the Companies Act and other related legislation to help provide relief for companies and other entities facing difficulties in complying with their statutory obligations, or obligations under their constitutions or rules, because of COVID-19.
Rostering and Staff at Level 2
28 May 2020
Now that we have a somewhat clearer picture of what life at level 2 looks like, clubs will be having to look closely at their rostering and staffing levels. Many clubs have opted to alter their hours of operation and/or reduce lunch or dinner services and with this comes a need to re-negotiate hours with some staff, remember that everything you negotiate with staff still has to be done under exactly the same employment regulations as applied prior to Covid-19. Negotiating fairly and in good faith is still
28 May 2020
We know there are a lot of club members who are eager to get club sport back up and running and level 2 does present opportunities for recreation and sport to resume, but it is not business as usual and clubs must ensure that they can meet the Government requirements and that members are informed and able to cooperate with those requirements.
As per the Sport New Zealand Guidelines 'commercial' sporting venues including those with bar/cafe/restaurant facilities are able to open (hospitality operations must meet the public health guidelines for these operations.)
A message from our friends at Bluebridge
15 May 2020
We were glad we could help get members home before Level 4 started. As you know, during Level 4 and 3, we have been providing travel for essential and eligible passengers as well as maintaining a crucial freight link connecting the North and South Islands. We can’t wait to get Kiwis moving again when we move to Level 2 from this Thursday. Your members can use their CLUBSNZ promo code and book now for future travel dates right up until 31 March 2021.