Insurance scheme benefits member clubs

14 September 2017

Members of the Clubs Share Insurance Services scheme will be largely shielded from premium increases thanks to the collective buying power of the group, says Area Manager Stuart Speirs.

“Premiums have gone up 10% on average for commercial insurance clients and it’s likely there’ll be further increases in the next 12-18 months, but we’ve been able to minimise the impact for our member Clubs,” Stuart said.

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Procurement Processes - Part 2

13 September 2017

Accountability and transparency is fundamental to good governance, and it is important for members and other stakeholders to be confident that their club's money is wisely and appropriately expended.

Probity means integrity, uprightness and honesty. Maintaining probity in procurement involves more than avoiding corrupt or dishonest conduct, but rather extends to policies and procedures that ensure impartiality, accountability and transparency. Transparency and accountability in procurement gives club's ongoing needs and in turn providing the best terms and conditions in your club.

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Procurement Processes

7 September 2017

Often procurement doesn't get the attention it deserves, but there can be frightening consequences if clubs don't take the time to follow this important process.

All clubs have a requirements for purchasing goods and services. The complexity of this process depends on the intricacy of the product or services being acquired and the values assigned to them respectively.

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Gambits: Now 1 September 2017

7 September 2017

The new Choice Not Chance campaign was launched on 27 August 2017. Five new advertisements are available to view online.

The campaign prompts people to think about their situation and asks “is your gambling still just for fun?” It was developed by the Health Promotion Agency following consultation with the Department, the Ministry of Health, the class 4 gambling sector, New Zealand Racing Board, SkyCity Casino, Lotto New Zealand, and Minimising Gambling Harm Services.

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Can payroll software actually save you money?

7 September 2017

Some payroll software costs extra, though if you’re lucky it will come free with your existing accounting package. The real question is, can it help your business save money in the long run? Here's how to find out.

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Are you under insured?

31 August 2017

Holding back on insurance can be tempting when money's tight. But managing your risks could mean the difference between going under and thriving. Here's what you need to think about.

"Most small businesses are under-insured", says Insurance Council of New Zealand Chief Executive, Tim Grafton.

"It's partly because owners are too busy sailing into the wind to keep ahead to think about what could hit them from the side or beneath. Insurance doesn't make risk disappear, but is one tool in your resilience and continuity planning.

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Employment rights and rules: Free online training

31 August 2017

If you are an employer or a worker, it’s important to know your rights and responsibilities. Not only is this a great foundation for an employment relationship, it’s the law.

Get up to speed on these important rules with new online learning modules from Employment New Zealand.

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Gambling Compliance - Electronic banking now permitted

25 August 2017

The Department has decided to permit the banking of Gaming Machine Profits (GMP) by electronic funds transfer. The Department has also decided that Eftpos transactions can be banked directly to a class 4 operator’s account.

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Be a part of the 2017 Club Management Conference

23 August 2017

Registrations for the 2017 Club Management Conference hosted by Club Mount Maunganui will close on Friday 27th October. The registration process is the same as the Clubs New Zealand Conference & AGM where each club will have received an email containing a link to your club’s unique registration form.

The Club Management Conference is open to everyone, and the Club Managers Group Committee would like to invite all clubs to register for this conference.

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Modernising your Constitution

23 August 2017

Over the last century, the majority of clubs were formed around a core purpose/function - supporting returned servicemen; supporting local workers or supporting and promoting various sports.

The sad reality is that more than a few clubs have large numbers of members who are no longer actively involved in those core activities, rather they gather at our clubs to celebrate, reflect, dine, dance and drink everything from coffee to cola and back again.

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Are you available?

23 August 2017

In the February 2017 Advocate (No 263), we referred to an Employment Relations Authority case on ‘zero hours’ which had been referred to the Court for a decision. The case or cases; Fraser v. McDonalds and Doran v. Carrick Holdings have now been determined by the Court. Both cases have near identical facts and together are the first Court decision on the availability provisions as introduced by April 2016 amendment of the Employment Relations Act.

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10 Challenges & Opportunities facing the Hospitality Industry

10 August 2017

Think back. Not too far back - let's say 30 years. The very first episode of MasterChef was still three years off hitting UK television screens. Celebrity Chefs didn't exist. Waitressing was something you did until you got a real job, and ordering online.....well, that was the stuff of science fiction.

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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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