Menu Makeover

2 November 2017

While your gaming floor offering, decor, location, layout and employees are all important factors contributing to attracting new customers and retaining regular patrons, there's one other pressing factor that should not be overlooked; your food. With tastes, trends and demographics constantly changing venues need to find ways to spruce up their menu to capture different target markets, increase profitability and improve a venue's overall appeal.

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Clubs New Zealand Nominations for Office 2018-20 are Open

25 October 2017

Nomination for the Clubs New Zealand 2018-2020 Board Positions are open and need to be returned to National Office by 20th January 2018.

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Christmas and New Year Public Holiday Entitlements 2017/18

25 October 2017

You should now be preparing for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays and ensuring you are aware of your employee’s public holiday entitlements.

Below is a brief overview of the entitlements for these holidays, if you require further information please contact Clubs New Zealand on 0800 4 CLUBS or visit the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website at www.employment.govt.nz

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Invitation to special food safety workshop - win a free promotional video

20 October 2017

MPI warmly invites all clubs who sell food to a free workshop on 30 October to help create and test food safety resources.

MPI is developing a ‘Toolbox’ filled with resources to make it easy for food businesses to understand and meet food safety rules.

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Health and Safety - Robberies

19 October 2017

No matter where you look at the moment media is reporting that small businesses across the country are being targeted for armed robberies, occurrences of this are increasing and it seems like a new incident is being reported on a daily basis.

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Gambling Compliance - 13 October 2017

19 October 2017

Regional forums to be held early 2018

A Gambits article on May 2 mentioned forthcoming regional sector forums in 2017. The Department was planning on holding these in November; however we have decided that it would be more appropriate to hold these in early 2018.

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Update from Bryan Ferguson - Clubs New Zealand President

12 October 2017

As time goes by my enthusiasm for the role as President hasn’t changed. I have met and continue to meet great people as I travel around the country attending various meetings and functions. On the whole clubs seem to be in good spirits although I acknowledge this year has been tougher than previous years.

Our new manager in the South Island Keith Ballantyne who started with us mid-September will make a difference. Nothing beats having people on the ground helping with day to day issues in clubs and Keith’s experience will help as has Dave’s continues to do in the North. At the time of writing this Keith is travelling the South visiting member clubs so I am looking forward to getting an update on the health of our member clubs down there.

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Club Managers Punting Challenge

12 October 2017

For those of you attending this years Club Managers Conference come prepared to battle it out in the $1,000 teams punting challenge taking place from 6.00pm on Wednesday 22nd November.

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Sick leave - Get it right

12 October 2017

Employees can take sick leave if they are sick or injured, or to look after their partner or another dependant person who is sick or injured. This could be a husband or wife, partner, child, or anyone else who relies on them, eg an elderly relative.

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Prospective Employment Changes

5 October 2017

Whilst the election outcome remains uncertain it seems some changes to the employment environment are likely, perhaps regardless of the composition of the new government. With New Zealand First having a key role its worth examining what some of the changes may look like. Based on pre-election policies some of the policies worth reflecting on are:

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Kindergarten Workplace Bullying Results in $100K Payout

5 October 2017

A bullied kindergarten teacher has been awarded almost $100,000 after the Employment Relations Authority found she was unjustifiably dismissed.

The Authority found that the teacher “Mrs T”, had been bullied by her manager who had a track record of bullying other workers.

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Is your clubs joining process helping or hindering?

4 October 2017

Back in August we published the article “modernising your constitution” which focused on the need for clubs to seriously look at their constitutions and determine whether they were acting as a deterrent to attracting a broad thinking pool of committee members. This article naturally led me to wonder whether many club constitutions are in the same way acting as a barrier to attracting those elusive “younger members”.

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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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