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.

A Closer Look at the Incorporated Societies Bill

22 April 2021

This article is the first in a series which aims to look a little closer at the Incorporated Societies Bill, highlighting areas of interest and potential change that clubs and committees need to be aware of.

This week will focus on Parts 1 - 3 which are the Preliminary Provisions, Incorporation of Societies and Administration of Societies.

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Travel Update from our Partner Bluebridge: Now Open for Next Summer

21 April 2021

Summer may be over but we’re already planning for the next one, and now that our summer bookings (including Christmas) are open your members can too!

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Gaming Machine Number Limits - New Calculation Method - Action Required

16 April 2021

Following an April 2021 Gambling Commission decision, clubs will need to change the way they add and remove machines on their venue licences in order to avoid accidentally losing the ability to operate machines.

Any club that is currently operating less than its permitted maximum number of machines, needs to promptly have additional machines listed on the venue licence schedule in order to retain its maximum machine entitlement.

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CONCERN Database - Exclusions must be approved

15 April 2021

Clubs operating Class 4 Gaming Machines must ensure that MVE exclusions received via the CONCERN Database are acknowledged and approved within a reasonable amount of time. 

We recommend that club managers login to the CONCERN Database as soon as you receive the email notifying you of a new exclusion within the database, this will avoid a backlog forming.

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Submissions now open on the Incorporated Societies Bill

14 April 2021

Public submissions are now being called for Incorporated Societies Bill.  

The bill proposes to put in place a modern framework of basic legal, governance, and accountability obligations for incorporated societies and those who run them. 

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ANZAC Day 2021 - Trading Hours, Special Licences and Employee Entitlements

8 April 2021

ANZAC Day 2021 is only a couple of weeks away and no doubt our RSA members are anticipating a huge turn out after last years commemorations were held from within bubbles.  This ANZAC Day falls on Sunday 25th April, the public holiday is Mondayised for those whom Sunday is not otherwise a working day.

Below is an overview on trading hours, special licence requirements and employee entitlements for ANZAC Day.

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Club Management Conference 2021

8 April 2021

This year the Club Management Conference will be held at Whangamata Club from Tuesday 16th November through to Thursday 18th November 2021.

An accommodation list will be released soon, but given the location clubs may wish to look at Airbnb or Bookabach

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Incomplete club licence renewal applications (GC7s)

1 April 2021

The DIA has reached out to Clubs New Zealand to express its concern at the large number of incomplete club licence renewals (GC7s) being submitted, claiming that some are virtually empty.

The DIA have exercised some discretion in response to incomplete applications, however, they have now stated that "there must come a point at which we must say enough is enough". The DIA have the power to return incomplete applications. They have chosen not to do that to a meaningful extent yet. But they may need to. If that were to happen, the clubs involved would likely need to stop their gaming activities. It all becomes a bit complex quite quickly.

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Concern Database Changes

31 March 2021

Over the past week we have been updating the Concern Database to comply with the latest requirements from the DIA and Salvation Army.  Using a generic name such as Manager or the club name to sign the exclusions is no longer accepted.  A full name is not necessary, just the first name of the manager (or person responsible for gaming exclusions) is fine.  We have been updating records to match the name we have on file.  If you would like to use a different name, please contact Leigh so he can update as required.

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Incorporated Societies Bill Introduced to Parliament

31 March 2021

It has been a long time coming but on 17th March 2021 the Incorporated Societies Bill was introduced to Parliament.

The purpose of this bill is to put in place a modern framework of basic legal, governance, and accountability obligations for incorporated societies and those who run them.

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ClubTAB Remuneration Model Changes

31 March 2021

The below memo from the TAB discusses the upcoming remuneration model changes.  If you club is yet to receive a letter regarding the changes, it is not far away.

Given feedback received and after close liaison with Clubs NZ, TAB NZ have agreed to amend the ClubTAB remuneration model effective Monday 9 August 2021. These changes involve adjusting the ClubTAB remuneration model to make this consistent with that of TAB NZ’s remuneration model with PubTAB’s.

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Clubs New Zealand 2021 Conference, AGM & EXPO - WRAP UP

25 March 2021

The Clubs New Zealand 2021 Conference, AGM & EXPO was held from the 19th through to the 22nd of March hosted by the Richmond Club. The Clubs New Zealand Conference, and & EXPO gives clubs from right across New Zealand the opportunity to come together, enjoy each other’s company and learn about fantastic opportunities, new ideas and more.  What made this conference so much more special was that it was our first major get together since COVID and for the Richmond Club a chance to show off the results of many years hard slog. We would like to thank everyone who attended conference this year and we would like to extend a huge thank you and congratulations to the Richmond Club for being fantastic hosts. The entire Richmond Club team went above and beyond to make sure delegates and guests were welcome and we cannot thank them enough.

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