Clubs New Zealand Nominations for Office
5 November 2019
Nominations for Office are now open. The Clubs New Zealand constitution requires that we appoint/confirm the following officers:
1 x President
1 x Area Board Member (13 areas)
Setting up your online services account with the Companies Office
30 October 2019
The new Incorporated Societies Register was launched on 30 September 2019 and makes it much easier to keep up to date with your clubs filing requirements under the Incorporated Societies Act.
If you haven't had a look at the new Incorporated Societies Register we recommend you visit https://is-register.companiesoffice.govt.nz/ and familiarise yourself with the site before your club has filing due. Someone within the club will also need to register for the online services account in order to maintain your incorporated society. There are two steps to setting up an account - ensuring you have a RealMe login, and choosing the type of account you need.
Win your money back with our friends at Bluebridge
29 October 2019
Island hop with Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries this summer and be in to win the cost of your ferry trip back. Simply use the promo code CLUBSNZ when you book by 30 November 2019 for any sailing dates except 20 December to 10 January.
Adding a new category of membership in your club
29 October 2019
Adding a new category of membership to your club’s constitution can be a great way to encourage more people to join, and ultimately get people into your club and using the facilities where they may otherwise not be able to.
Introducing a new membership category does require research and planning. As the old saying goes “measure twice, cut once”, you want to ensure that when you introduce the new membership category to your constitution that you get it right the first time.
BREAKING NEWS: Update on Reciprocal Rights
23 October 2019
You will be aware earlier this year Reciprocal Rights made its way into the spotlight when a number of clubs were challenged during their licence renewal process over the way reciprocal rights was administered and managed.
The challenge to reciprocal rights resulted in confusion, a fair amount of panic and more emails bouncing around clubs than ever before.
Clubs New Zealand Technical Manager Appointed
23 October 2019
Clubs New Zealand is pleased to announce the appointment of Leigh Williams to the newly created role of Technical Manager.
Leigh brings with him a raft of experience and knowledge which includes Technical Service and Project Management, with most of his experience in IT, Point Of Sale and EFTPOS areas. He has worked closely with clubs and hospitality venues on their financial, membership database, gaming, and stocktaking systems, and has good knowledge into the workings of club management.
ERA Hiking Employee Awards
22 October 2019
Recent Employment Relations Authority (ERA) cases have amply demonstrated the state of the nation with respect to employee awards for poor terminations.
Sacked for taking 'sickies' a Palmerston North roofer got awarded $20,000, $12,000 of which was for hurt and humiliation. The employer had also refused to attend the ERA hearing.
Gambits Newsletter - 15 October 2019
16 October 2019
Every month the Department of Internal Affairs sends out its Gambits: News for the Gambling System Newsletter. Below you will find the content included in the October 2019 edition.
Downloadable Melbourne Cup 2019 Poster for Clubs
14 October 2019
The biggest day of the racing calendar is not far away. To help you promote your clubs Melbourne Cup activities Regan has created a posters which you can download below.
Clubs New Zealand 2019 Wage and Salary Guide
11 October 2019
We would like to thank all clubs that participated in the recent 2019 Wage and Salary Survey and are pleased to announce that the Clubs New Zealand 2019 Wage and Salary Guide is now available for members to download in the resource room.
The 2019 Wage and Salary Survey was conducted as an online survey from 13th August 2019 through to 27th September 2019 for which we received a total of 157 responses.
Process and Substance...the 'sauce' for Success
10 October 2019
With media reports it could be easy to reach a generalised view that even where an employee behaves badly, they can still succeed in taking a personal grievance claim. However, a recent decision of the Employment Relations Authority shows that a sound, but not perfect, process and good reasons will ultimately win through (Tupuanga v Auckland Meat Processors Limited  NZERA 471).
Labour Day - Monday 28th October 2019
10 October 2019
Labour Day is fast approaching and this year falls on Monday 28th October (fourth Monday in October). Labour Day is always observed on the day it falls and is not subject to 'mondayisation', calculating employee entitlements for labour day should be simple and can be done with the click of a button in most payroll systems.