Discussion Document for Clubs New Zealand members on 'A Case for Change"
12 July 2019
This week all clubs should have received a hard copy of the Discussion Document for Clubs New Zealand members on 'A Case for Change".
This discussion document has been prepared by the Clubs New Zealand Board to provide members with background information and the rationale that has formed the basis of the Board recommended changes relating to the governance structure and geographical areas of Clubs New Zealand Incorporated.
Gambits: Gambling Compliance - 11 July 2019
11 July 2019
Every month the Department of Internal Affairs sends out its Gambits: New for the Gambling System Newsletter. Below you will find the content included in the July 2019 edition.
Promoting the Clubs New Zealand App to Your Members
11 July 2019
The Clubs New Zealand App is picking up more user every week as members seek more from their membership, enjoy the ease of visiting clubs without having to worry about another card in their back pocket and of course they can find the club nearest to them wherever they are in New Zealand. As the app gains popularity we at National Office are thinking about how best to promote the app and provide you, the clubs with resources to help your members get on board.
Save heaps on your next ferry trip with our friends at Bluebridge
11 July 2019
Island hopping for an inter-club tournament or just a holiday? Sail with our friends at Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries and save 12.5% on your passenger and vehicle fares.
The Art of Email Etiquette
10 July 2019
Ahh electronic mail, everyday we are inundated with it. Some of the emails we receive are imperative for work, others might be personal, and a fair few will be junk. Whatever the case, you're likely trying to get out quick responses, file emails away to restore some kind of order to your inbox, or find a way to unsubscribe from whatever company has just sent you another discount code.
Tackling gambling harm to improve mental health and equity - Hon Jenny Salesa
4 July 2019
On Friday 28th June, the Government announced its updated national strategy to prevent and minimise gambling harm, says Associate Minister of Health Jenny Salesa.
Mining Your Data
4 July 2019
Customers expect a lot in their communication from businesses and brands today. They want personalisation and exclusivity - and they want it at the time it's relevant to them. But how do you offer this on a huge scale, potentially, in a club sense, to thousands of members?
It's something that Countdown does really well. For example, I'm a loyal Countdown customer and i scan my rewards card each time I shop to earn points. This provides me with discounts once I accumulate a certain number, and provides Countdown with data about what I buy, when I buy it, and how frequently. They then use this data to populate a weekly email they send me before my habitual Saturday shop, highlighting the things I regularly buy that are on sale that week. I also receive ad-hoc emails with bonus point offers, usually enticing me to buy a different brand of a product I normally buy.
Committee Size - Is bigger always better?
4 July 2019
With an increasing focus on Board (or Committee) composition, particularly as it relates to diversity, women and independents, there hasn’t been quite so much talk about committee size, but perhaps there should be. Committees of the not-too-distant past have had large numbers of committee members flanking both sides of their grand conference room tables - a grand committee was the sign of a grand club.
2019 Clubs New Zealand National Quiz Championship
3 July 2019
Calling all Quiz Lovers! Clubs New Zealand and our sponsors are happy to announce the first ever National Quiz Championship, which will be held in Wellington on Saturday 16th of November, 2019.
It's been five years in the making but we finally have it over the line. Thanks to some great work from the team at Believe it or Not we now have an annual event on the Clubs New Zealand calendar where you can prove that you really are the smartest club in the land!
Lower North Island Training Tour - July 2019
27 June 2019
Next month Keith will be crossing the Cook Strait on a training tour of the Lower North Island. This is the perfect opportunity for staff and committee members to get up to speed with Harm Minimisation, Armed Robbery and Club Smart Training.
The schedule is a follows - please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 021 285 1841 by Friday 5th July to register your clubs interest.
Combatting the Critics
26 June 2019
Social media has completely transformed the way people interact. In many instances, it has improved how we communicate, breaking down geographical and physical barriers and allowed us to share information instantly. On the flip side though, it also means negative feedback can be published by disgruntled customers immediately, gain traction quickly and sometimes cause irreparable damage to a brand.
Guidance released for businesses ahead of July plastic bag ban
19 June 2019
To assist with preparing for the upcoming plastic bag ban, the Ministry for the Environment has released guidance for businesses.
The Waste Minimisation (Plastic Shopping Bags) Regulations 2018, announced last December, ban single-use plastic shopping bags under 70 microns in thickness from 1 July 2019.