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.

Email marketing mailchimp alternatives

16 June 2023

With the latest pricing structure change initiated by Mailchimp, more clubs are looking for alternative email marketing options. I did a dive into what was still available for free.

If money is no object, the leader in the email mailout space for a number of years now is Mailchimp. They are good and their system works and is generally very reliable. For free you can send up to 1000 emails total per month. So that would mean if you wanted to send one newsletter per week to less than 250 members, and don’t mind a little mailchimp branding then you could do it for free. Otherwise you would need to be on one of their paid plan options.

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Sous Vide Exclusive Offer for Clubs

13 June 2023

At The recent Clubs New Zealand Conference, AGM & Expo you will have had the opportunity to see the great sous vide products coming out of Bidfood.

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Update from the Club Managers Group - June 2023

9 June 2023

Circular 23-031

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MEDIA RELEASE: Clubs New Zealand calls on the Government to review Alcohol Excise Tax Increase

1 June 2023

Circular 23-30

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King's Birthday Public Holiday - Monday 5th June

30 May 2023

Circular 23-028

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Save the date and secure your accommodation now for the 2024 Conference, AGM & EXPO

30 May 2023

Circular 23-029

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Trading hours to be extended for Rugby World Cup

11 May 2023

Circular 23-025

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Applications are now open for the Clubs New Zealand Cyclone Relief Fund

10 May 2023

We would like to remind members that we are currently accepting applications for the distribution of the funds to clubs impacted by Cyclone Gabrielle and the extreme weather events impacting our communities.

Clubs that were impacted or located in communities impacted by Cyclone Gabrielle can apply for funds. You will need to tell us how your club/community was impacted, along with how you intend to use any funds received for the benefit of your members or the community.

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Clubs New Zealand Cyclone Relief Fund Applications are now Open

31 March 2023

Following the devastating effects of Cyclone Gabrielle earlier this year, Clubs across New Zealand expressed a desire to offer support to members of the club community. Clubs New Zealand was able to facilitate this support by establishing the Clubs New Zealand Cyclone Relief Fund.

We are very proud to confirm that as of today more than $18,000 has been contributed to the fund by your fellow clubs and their members.

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Get prepared for Easter and ANZAC day - Trading Hours Employee Entitlements

31 March 2023

Good Friday is kicking off the Easter and ANZAC Day public holidays for 2023 on Friday 7th April. With these holidays, there is always some confusion around the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 and how it applies to trading hours for Club Licences and employee entitlements.  

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Clubs New Zealand 2023 Conference, AGM & EXPO - WRAP UP

23 March 2023

The Clubs New Zealand 2023 Conference, AGM & EXPO was held from the 16th through to the 19th of March hosted by the Hornby 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. 

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 Hornby Club for being fantastic hosts. The entire Hornby Club team went above and beyond to make sure delegates and guests were welcome and we cannot thank them enough.

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Be wary of phishing emails

21 March 2023

Circular 23-018

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