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.

Easter Public Holidays - Employee Entitlements

25 March 2021

This year Easter Friday falls on Friday 2nd April and Easter Monday falls on Monday 5th 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.

Below is a quick overview of the public holiday entitlements, if you require further information please contact National Office or visit the website.

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Easter Trading 2021

25 March 2021

Around this time of year we always get questions from clubs regarding Easter Trading Hours and how they apply to Club Licences. Below is a quick summary of any restrictions and things to consider now. For information on Employee Entitlements for Easter please visit the article Waitangi Day and Easter Public Holidays - Employee Entitlements

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TAB Retail Venue Geofencing & Digital Bet Renumeration

25 March 2021

The following memo was sent to TAB Agents, Pubs & Clubs from Edward Rennell, GM Broadcasting and Operations on Tuesday 23 March 2021.

Hi All,

As previously communicated TAB NZ have been focussing on the completion of a piece of work to enable the identification of bets placed in TAB retail venues via TAB digital channels with the intention to be able to remunerate TAB contractors for this activity (similar to bets placed via physical retail terminals).

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Minimum wage rises by $1.10 on 1 April 2021

23 March 2021

The Government has  confirmed that the adult minimum wage will increase, from $18.90 to $20.00 per hour on 1 April 2021.

The starting-out and training minimum wage rates will also increase on 1 April 2021, from $15.12 to $16.00 per hour.

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Get ready for the Clubs New Zealand 2021 Conference, AGM + EXPO

11 March 2021

This time next week delegates will begin arriving in Christchurch for the Clubs New Zealand 2021 Conference, Expo & AGM hosted by the Richmond Club.

Registrations will open from 9.30am, Friday 19th March at the Richmond Club. As always the National Office team will be on hand throughout the event to get you registered and answer your questions.

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Covid-19 Vaccinations

10 March 2021

There have been an increasing number of questions asked and articles written in New Zealand and overseas as the world ramps up Covid-19 vaccination programmes. Our take on some of these issues:

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Clubs New Zealand 2021 Conference, AGM & EXPO - Meet our Exhibitors

25 February 2021

There are only a few short weeks until the Clubs New Zealand 2021 Conference, AGM and EXPO gets underway at Richmond Club!  Conference kicks off with Expo, which has become a firm favourite for many.

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Your Clubs New Zealand Board for 2021-23

25 February 2021

Nominations for the 2020-23 Clubs New Zealand Board closed on Wednesday 20th January. As a result of receiving more than one nomination for the Marlborough - Nelson, Buller - West Coast Region (Upper South Island), a ballot was conducted to elect the 2021-23 area board member.

The voting closed on Saturday 20th February and we can now confirm the 2021-23 area board representatives;

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Clubs New Zealand 2021 Annual Report

25 February 2021

With preparations for the Clubs New Zealand 2021 Annual General Meeting almost complete the Clubs New Zealand Board is pleased to present the 2021 Annual Report for the year ending 31 December 2020.

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

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Resurgence Support Payments now available

24 February 2021

COVID-19 Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) is available now through the IRD.

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COVID-19 Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) activated

18 February 2021

On 17 February 2021 the Government activated the Covid Resurgence Support Payment.

Eligible businesses will be able to apply for the payment from next Tuesday, 23 February 2021.

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Gambling Commission Rules That Clubs are Entitled to a Reduced Authorised Purpose Return and May Retain a Greater Amount of Gaming Proceeds as Working Capital – Covid-19 Relief

17 February 2021

A recent decision from the Gambling Commission has paved the way for clubs to apply to have their minimum authorised purpose percentage for their current financial year waived.  The decision also enables clubs to hold a larger amount of gaming machine proceeds in reserve as working capital.

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