Easter Public Holidays - Employee Entitlements

14 March 2018

With Easter coming up at the end of March now is the time to get prepared. Easter Friday falls on Friday 30th March and Easter Monday is on Monday 2nd April. It is also important to remember that while not a public holiday Easter Sunday does have its own set of rules you must be familiar with.

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Clubs New Zealand 2018 Conference & AGM - Visit the Expo for your chance to WIN

8 March 2018

The Clubs New Zealand Conference Expo has become a firm favourite and must attend event on the conference programme. This years Expo will be held on Thursday 22nd March from 12.00pm till 6.00pm in the Whanganui War Memorial Main Hall. The expo will also continue on Friday 23rd March giving you more time to chat with exhibitors and touch base with any you have missed the day before.

Featuring a wide range of exhibitors we encourage you to come along enjoy a beer or wine, have a nosey and of course a chat with the wonderful exhibitors to see how they could help your club. As always you will have your chance to win simply by having a chat to all our exhibitors and getting your expo passport completed.

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Trial Periods out for some, statutory rest and meal breaks in for everbody

8 March 2018

One of the final acts in the Government’s 100-day plan was to introduce a Bill which aims to tilt the balance of New Zealand’s labour law landscape more in favour of employees and unions.

While the legislation may be new, for the most part, it simply reverses many of the changes made by the previous Government.

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IR takes AIM at provisional tax

8 March 2018

From April 2018, small businesses, sole traders and contractors can choose a new pay-as-you-earn option, rather than paying provisional tax in instalments several times a year.

This signals a shift in focus for accountants, freeing them up to help clients make good decisions about their finances and future direction.

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Clubs New Zealand 2018 Conference & AGM - limited Conference Dinner tickets still available

1 March 2018

Registrations for the Clubs New Zealand 2018 Conference & AGM hosted by the St John's Club have now closed. All registered clubs will have received an email asking you to check/confirm your transport information for the conference, if you have not yet responded to this email please do so asap particularly if you are requiring airport pick ups and drop off - the St John's Club team can not pick you up if they do not know when you are arriving.

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Clubs New Zealand 2018 Annual Report

1 March 2018

With preparations for the Clubs New Zealand 2018 Annual General Meeting almost complete the Clubs New Zealand Board is pleased to present the 2018 Annual Report for the year ending 31 December 2017.

An electronic copy of the report is now available to download using the link below;

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Compliance Update - Department of Internal Affairs

1 March 2018

In the latest issue of Gambits from the Department of Internal Affairs, they have put together a round up of some recent issues that they have been made aware of and questions they often receive. Below is a copy of the round up and we recommend you have a read now if you haven't already.

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Your Clubs New Zealand Board for 2018-20

22 February 2018

Nominations for the 2018-2020 Clubs New Zealand Board closed on Saturday 20th January. As a result of receiving more than one nomination for the Hawkes Bay-Poverty Bay and Wanganui - Manawatu - Taranaki areas a ballot was conducted within the respective areas to elect the 2018-2020 area board member.

The voting closed on Tuesday 20th February and we can now confirm the 2018-2020 area board representatives;

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Clubs New Zealand 2018 Conference & AGM - Registrations close tomorrow

22 February 2018

Registrations for the Clubs New Zealand 2018 Conference & AGM hosted by the St John's Club close tomorrow Friday 23rd February 2018, if you have not submitted your registration now is the time to do so.

The conference programme is almost complete and you can view the latest copy of the programme below. This year's Conference, Expo & AGM promises to be educational, interactive and motivational as we look to explore future opportunities, the role of clubs in the community all while delivering exceptional customer experiences.

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Executive and Committee Liabilities

22 February 2018

Being elected to a clubs committee is to be considered something of an honour, it is an important and responsible position to hold. As a committee member your role does mean that you are liable for the legal operation of the club, basically, this means you must make sure you know of and respond appropriately to any issues affecting the successful and legal operation of the club.

Under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908, members of an incorporated society such as a club are not liable for any debt, contract or other obligation made or incurred by the club within the terms of its constitution. Such liability is limited to the assets of the club. However, individual committee members may be liable if they should be involved in a contract which was not authorised under the terms of the club’s constitution, or it is shown that they wilfully disregarded consistent professional advice which later leads to damages being awarded to the club.

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Good Reasons Y to Engage

15 February 2018

While most clubs are thinking about how to engage with Gen Y, it's the younger generation's perception of what clubs are about this is holding them up at the front door.

While research indicates Gen Y people will go to pubs with their friends, they have a tendency to go to clubs with their family and older relatives.

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Is your club earning passive income with Clubs New Zealand's Lifestages KiwiSaver Scheme?

15 February 2018

Having a KiwiSaver option to offer your staff is a must, and for that reason Clubs New Zealand have teamed up with Funds Administration New Zealand (FANZ) to provide top quality product for member clubs and their staff.

You and your staff will get the benefits as set out in the Product Disclosure Statement for the Scheme, as well as access to KiwiSaver specialists over the phone, online and in branches.

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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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