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.
Clubs New Zealand 2022 Sport $2,000 Prezzy Card Winner is....
6 December 2022
The draw to find the winner of the 2022 Clubs New Zealand Sport $2,000 Prezzy Card Voucher, was recently conducted by Clubs New Zealand President, Terry Ray. We would like to congratulate the winner, Sally Davies of the Tauranga Citizens Club.
Sally entered the draw by participating in the Clubs New Zealand 2022 National Women's Indoor Bowls Tournament, that was hosted by the Richmond Club in July.
Changes are coming for the Club Industry e-Newsletter
1 December 2022
Our digital communications are a critical part of what we do here at Clubs New Zealand, and for that reason we are planning to introduce some changes in the New Year which we believe will enhance our communications even more.
Clubs New Zealand Nominations for Office 23-2025 are Open
28 November 2022
Nomination for the Clubs New Zealand 2023-25 Board Positions are open. All current officers are eligible for re-election but must be nominated in accordance with the rules.
Each club that is an ordinary member of Clubs New Zealand is entitled to propose or second nominations for the position of President and your Area Board member. When doing so please ensure that the nomination is approved by your clubs committee and that the form is then signed by the President of the Club or in the presidents absence by an appointed officer.
Clubs New Zealand Advocacy Snapshot
24 November 2022
Ahead of the election next year the Government is racing through its legislation agenda, and Clubs New Zealand is committed to ensuring that the voice of Clubs is heard. 2022 has been incredibly busy on the advocacy front and we are expecting this to ramp up into early 2023.
As we head into December we reflect on the year that was and acknowledge what we have collectively achieved.
ClubPOS - Exploring the next steps
24 November 2022
We now have ClubPOS performing the necessities of a Point Of Sale System very well, and we are ready concentrate on the next stages of development. There are some things already in the pipeline to tidy up such as: the menus, changing customers to say members, adding an eftpos button to the main screen, etc.
What we are looking for now is some feedback from clubs on what features they consider to be the most important and any input regarding how these things might work in practice, particularly in regard to any annoyances you might be experiencing with your current system and ideas for how it could work better.
Promoting the Clubs New Zealand - VTNZ partnership to your members
18 November 2022
Clubs New Zealand's partnership with VTNZ mean that club members can get 20% off Warrants of Fitness and Pre-Purchase Assessments and 10% off Maintenance Checks with VTNZ. It’s easy – member just need to show their membership card and quote account number 306646.
Hot Chair Deals for November from Office Product Depot
17 November 2022
Does your club have office or function chairs that need replacing? Our friends at Office Products Depot have you covered with hot chair deals valid until 30th November 2022.
You can order online or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Christmas and New Year Public Holiday Entitlements 2022/23
10 November 2022
This year the Christmas and New Year public holidays fall on Sunday 25 December, Monday 26 December, Sunday 1 January and Monday 2 January meaning that Tuesdayisation may apply in some cases.
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
Government announces amendments to "fix" alcohol legislation
2 November 2022
Justice Minister Hon Kiritapu Allan has announced that the Government will be introducing laws aimed at "fixing alcohol legislation that has been used by the alcohol industry and retailers to stop local communities from putting in place rules around the sale of liquor in their area."
The amendments to the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 will remove the ability to appeal local alcohol policies (LAP)s among other things.
The right to appeal LAPs provides an important check and balance that assists in securing a broadly consistent approach across the country.
Fair Pay Agreements Bill passes third reading
27 October 2022
Yesterday the Fair Pay Agreements Bill passed its third reading and will shortly receive Royal Assent. The overarching policy objective attached to the bill is to enable employers and employees to collectively bargain industry-wide or occupation-wide minimum employment terms. This is because at present, New Zealand’s employment relations and employment standards regulatory system only allows for collective bargaining at an enterprise level (i.e. between individual employers and unions). There is no mechanism for parties to co-ordinate collective bargaining across entire occupations or industries. The bill aims to address this gap.
There is a lot to be said about this bill, and it is fair to say that opponents of the bill have felt the need to carefully measure their response, for fear of being labelled "greedy", "exploitative" or "anti-employment rights".
Club Managers Group Update
27 October 2022
The Club Mangers Conference was recently held at Whangamata Club with 80 + attendees. After a 2-year hiatus it was great to be able to get Managers back together and network as a group.
At the Club Managers group meeting the proposed structural change was adopted.
An advent calendar has never been so much fun thanks to Laithwaites
25 October 2022
Don't wait until your Christmas tree goes up to start celebrating the festive season this year - you can start the party from 1 December with an adults-only wine advent calendar from Laithwaites.
An advent calendar has never been so much fun! Open 24 doors to reveal 24 different delicious festive discoveries from around the world in fun-sized bottles. Indulge in Aussie red, white and rosé favourites, bestselling French, Italian and Spanish reds, lip-smacking Sauvignon Blanc from France, South Africa, Chile and New Zealand, a stylish Italian Prosecco star and plenty more, Gold medal-winners included!