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.
Are you walking the talk when it comes to harm minimisation?
12 August 2021
We urge clubs that operate gaming machines to take time in the coming week to review your harm minimisation policy and subsequent processes to ensure that you are walking to the talk and up to date.
Get your team together and go over the responsibilities, expectations and have a refresher so that if there are concerns for a member or guest, they know exactly what steps to take and how to report it.
DIA Operational Update - 6 August 2021
6 August 2021
Class 4 Grants: Data Collection and reporting
The Department is now developing a centralised data base to capture all information on Class 4 grants distribution. We are working with KPMG on this project, and over the next week KPMG will approach your society directly to request your society’s grants data for the period 1 January 2020 to 30 June 2021. KPMG will also produce a report on the grant data which will be released by DIA (as was done for the 2019 year).
Clubs New Zealand App Competition Winner
5 August 2021
Throughout the month of July we have had a competition running to celebrate the launch of the Clubs New Zealand Mobile App Update. Every club member that downloaded the updated app and signed up went in the draw to win an iPhone 12.
The entries closed on Saturday 31st July and yesterday the draw was conducted to select a winner. We would like to congratulate Helen Miller from the Johnsonville Club. From all of us at Clubs New Zealand congratulations Helen.
Age friendly community funding
5 August 2021
The 2021 funding round for the Office for Seniors Age friendly Fund (formerly known as the Community Connects Grants Programme) opens this month.
The Age friendly Fund supports projects that promote the inclusion and contribution of older people in community life and support their community to prepare for an ageing population.
COMS - Bringing you automated systems that are reliable, customisable and simple
29 July 2021
This industry-leading product provides the ultimate all-in-one solution for monitoring and report on all gaming-related activity within a venue at any given time.
Preferred Payroll Supplier for Clubs New Zealand
26 July 2021
Why Crystal Payroll?
Peace of Mind – Crystal Payroll is always up-to-date with the latest legislation. As a Crystal Payroll user, you don't need to do anything as any changes to legislation are implemented for you automatically.
Get onboard with the Clubs New Zealand mobile app
22 July 2021
We would like to thank those clubs who have shared details of the app and/or have loaded your clubs membership list making it easier for your members to sign up.
The Clubs New Zealand App is all about helping you get more out of your membership and that is why we have listened to your feedback, and introduced a raft of improvements to the app, for a more seamless experience.
The low down on providing EV charging
15 July 2021
Given the emphasis that the Government is placing on it, and the release of vehicles such as the Ford Mustang Mach-E, it is safe to say the electric vehicles will be playing a larger part in our future. With that in mind, it may be worthwhile to consider a charging station for your club carpark. The theory being that visitors could charge their vehicle while taking advantage of the club’s hospitality.
Here is some information that we have compiled on electric vehicle charging stations and relevant regulations.
Employment Status - not always a piece of cake
15 July 2021
How often can you have your cake and eat it? Once in a while an Employment Court decision comes along and suggests that that is perfectly possible, metaphorically speaking of course.
In the recent Employment Court case of Ross Barry v CI Builders Limited, Mr Barry, a builder, managed to persuade the court that he was an employee (enabling him to raise a personal grievance) even though he had happily accepted an independent contractor’s arrangement at the start of the relationship, three years before. So, why is this?
Sick Leave entitlement increasing soon
9 July 2021
The Government approved the increase of an employee’s sick leave entitlements from 5 days per year to 10 days per year, effective from 24 July 2021.
The extra 5 paid days would become available on the anniversary of the employee’s sick leave entitlement, that is, six months after the employee started employment with the employer, then each 12 month anniversary thereafter.
Future Proofing your Club in the Gaming Business
5 July 2021
COMS, Ticket 2Go, and Next Payments outline a simple and cost-effective way for your Club to offer a secure, safe, and reliable system for efficiently dispensing cash in the gaming room.
The Clubs New Zealand 2021 Wage and Salary Survey is Open
5 July 2021
The Clubs New Zealand Wage and Salary Survey is back for 2021 and open for all clubs to complete now.
The results from the Wage and Salary Survey allow us to create the annual Wage and Salary Guide which is an incredibly sought after resource. The Wage and Salary Guide will only be prepared if we receive enough responses to the survey, as we want to ensure we are creating relevant and meaningful resources for clubs to use.