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Incorporated Societies Act 2022 - Update

29 April 2022

The new Incorporated Societies Act 2022 was signed into law on 5 April 2022. The 2022 Act replaces the Incorporated Societies Act 1908.

It has been great to see some Clubs already looking to update their constitutions and get the ball rolling.  

Unfortunately after a 114 year wait, we may have to just wait a bit more. The regulations that relate to the new bill have not yet been drafted or approved, as these will have an effect on what may be required within new constitutions we advise to just hold tight at this stage.

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ClubPOS Tips and Tricks: Checking back on Member of Bar Tab Sales for reprint or email to customer

27 April 2022

ClubPOS is a point of sale system for Clubs in New Zealand.  ClubPOS is easy to operate and manage with full inventory control, staff timeclock, liquid stocktakes and management reporting.

This news series will highlight features of the ClubPOS system with easy to follow tips and tricks.

For more information on ClubPOS please visit www.clubpos.co.nz or contact Leigh on leigh@clubsnz.com

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ClubPOS Tips and Tricks: Setting up a Bar Tab (for a private function)

20 April 2022

ClubPOS is a point of sale system for Clubs in New Zealand.  ClubPOS is easy to operate and manage with full inventory control, staff timeclock, liquid stocktakes and management reporting.

This news series will highlight features of the ClubPOS system with easy to follow tips and tricks.

For more information on ClubPOS please visit www.clubpos.co.nz or contact Leigh on leigh@clubsnz.com

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Cumulative Effect of Minimum Wage Increases and why your Cashflow has dried up!

20 April 2022

Over the last four years the minimum wage in New Zealand has increased from $16.50 to $21.20.  These small increases, over time can have a big impact on your clubs bottom line.  

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ClubPOS Tips and Tricks: How to change screen layout in ClubPOS

14 April 2022

ClubPOS is a point of sale system for Clubs in New Zealand.  ClubPOS is easy to operate and manage with full inventory control, staff timeclock, liquid stocktakes and management reporting.

This news series will highlight features of the ClubPOS system with easy to follow tips and tricks.
For more information on ClubPOS please visit www.clubpos.co.nz or contact Leigh on leigh@clubsnz.com

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DIA to commence unannounced inspections and visits

6 April 2022

The Department of Internal Affairs have announced that they will be commencing unannounced casino and venue inspections and visits.

As you will no longer receive advanced warning of a visit, it is critical that you review your gaming operations and be prepared.

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Incorporated Societies Bill receives Royal Assent

6 April 2022

As expected the Incorporated Societies Bill has powered through the final stages of the process and received Royal Assent on 5th March 2022 to become the Incorporated Societies Act 2022. 

The good news is you need not panic, for a society that is already incorporated under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 you will continue to be subject to the 1908 Act until you reregister as a society under the 2022 Act or until the transition date, which is the later of 1 December 2025; or the date that is 2 years and 6 months after the commencement of clause 4.

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

31 March 2022

Good Friday is kicking off the Easter and ANZAC Day public holidays for 2022 on Friday 15th 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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Club input into the DIAs Reducing Pokies Harm Consultation

31 March 2022

The Department of Internal Affairs is currently calling for submissions on its discussion document "Reducing Pokies Harm" with the aim to strengthen regulations (rules) to minimise harm from Class 4 Gambling in New Zealand.

Clubs New Zealand is preparing a submission as well as guidance for clubs to be able to make their own submissions and we hope to have these available soon.

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New Zealand Income Insurance Scheme

25 March 2022

According to the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment, an estimated 100,000 New Zealanders per annum are made redundant or have to stop working due to a health condition or disability. No doubt this situation has been exacerbated by many factors beyond the scope of this article. However, the implications of the Canterbury Earthquakes, a global pandemic over the last two years, and more recently the war in Ukraine, may be relevant.

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Online Voting Options

25 March 2022

Whether its just to give better voting access to more of your members, or to increase your voter turnout, many clubs are considering online solutions for committee voting.  Leigh takes a closer look at services available and reports on findings below:

We’ll start with the gold standard at any price option.  With a $5000 base price, and $200 per candidate, Electionz is not the option for everyone. But if you need someone to look after the entire online voting process and don’t care what it costs, then maybe this is for you.

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MEDIA RELEASE: New Report highlights the broad, diverse, and significant Club Industry

24 March 2022

Clubs New Zealand says the new census report clearly reveals the club industry’s economic impact, but more importantly the impact that clubs have on their 300,000+ members and the wider community’s that they operate within.

The report produced by Clubs New Zealand, following a census of the membership, which took place between September and December 2021, provides an in-depth view of New Zealand’s club industry.  

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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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