ANZAC Day 2021 - Trading Hours, Special Licences and Employee Entitlements

8 April 2021

ANZAC Day 2021 is only a couple of weeks away and no doubt our RSA members are anticipating a huge turn out after last years commemorations were held from within bubbles.  This ANZAC Day falls on Sunday 25th April, the public holiday is Mondayised for those whom Sunday is not otherwise a working day.

Below is an overview on trading hours, special licence requirements and employee entitlements for ANZAC Day.

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Club Management Conference 2021

8 April 2021

This year the Club Management Conference will be held at Whangamata Club from Tuesday 16th November through to Thursday 18th November 2021.

An accommodation list will be released soon, but given the location clubs may wish to look at Airbnb or Bookabach

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Incomplete club licence renewal applications (GC7s)

1 April 2021

The DIA has reached out to Clubs New Zealand to express its concern at the large number of incomplete club licence renewals (GC7s) being submitted, claiming that some are virtually empty.

The DIA have exercised some discretion in response to incomplete applications, however, they have now stated that "there must come a point at which we must say enough is enough". The DIA have the power to return incomplete applications. They have chosen not to do that to a meaningful extent yet. But they may need to. If that were to happen, the clubs involved would likely need to stop their gaming activities. It all becomes a bit complex quite quickly.

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Concern Database Changes

31 March 2021

Over the past week we have been updating the Concern Database to comply with the latest requirements from the DIA and Salvation Army.  Using a generic name such as Manager or the club name to sign the exclusions is no longer accepted.  A full name is not necessary, just the first name of the manager (or person responsible for gaming exclusions) is fine.  We have been updating records to match the name we have on file.  If you would like to use a different name, please contact Leigh so he can update as required.

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Incorporated Societies Bill Introduced to Parliament

31 March 2021

It has been a long time coming but on 17th March 2021 the Incorporated Societies Bill was introduced to Parliament.

The purpose of this bill is to put in place a modern framework of basic legal, governance, and accountability obligations for incorporated societies and those who run them.

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ClubTAB Remuneration Model Changes

31 March 2021

The below memo from the TAB discusses the upcoming remuneration model changes.  If you club is yet to receive a letter regarding the changes, it is not far away.

Given feedback received and after close liaison with Clubs NZ, TAB NZ have agreed to amend the ClubTAB remuneration model effective Monday 9 August 2021. These changes involve adjusting the ClubTAB remuneration model to make this consistent with that of TAB NZ’s remuneration model with PubTAB’s.

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Clubs New Zealand 2021 Conference, AGM & EXPO - WRAP UP

25 March 2021

The Clubs New Zealand 2021 Conference, AGM & EXPO was held from the 19th through to the 22nd of March hosted by the Richmond 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.  What made this conference so much more special was that it was our first major get together since COVID and for the Richmond Club a chance to show off the results of many years hard slog. 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 Richmond Club for being fantastic hosts. The entire Richmond Club team went above and beyond to make sure delegates and guests were welcome and we cannot thank them enough.

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Easter Public Holidays - Employee Entitlements

25 March 2021

This year Easter Friday falls on Friday 2nd April and Easter Monday falls on Monday 5th April. It is also important to remember that while not a public holiday Easter Sunday does have its own set of rules you must be familiar with.

Below is a quick overview of the public holiday entitlements, if you require further information please contact National Office or visit the employment.govt.nz website.

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Easter Trading 2021

25 March 2021

Around this time of year we always get questions from clubs regarding Easter Trading Hours and how they apply to Club Licences. Below is a quick summary of any restrictions and things to consider now. For information on Employee Entitlements for Easter please visit the article Waitangi Day and Easter Public Holidays - Employee Entitlements

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TAB Retail Venue Geofencing & Digital Bet Renumeration

25 March 2021

The following memo was sent to TAB Agents, Pubs & Clubs from Edward Rennell, GM Broadcasting and Operations on Tuesday 23 March 2021.

Hi All,

As previously communicated TAB NZ have been focussing on the completion of a piece of work to enable the identification of bets placed in TAB retail venues via TAB digital channels with the intention to be able to remunerate TAB contractors for this activity (similar to bets placed via physical retail terminals).

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Minimum wage rises by $1.10 on 1 April 2021

23 March 2021

The Government has  confirmed that the adult minimum wage will increase, from $18.90 to $20.00 per hour on 1 April 2021.

The starting-out and training minimum wage rates will also increase on 1 April 2021, from $15.12 to $16.00 per hour.

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December 2020 shows record high spending at pokie machines

12 March 2021

The latest quarterly statistics published by Te Tari Taiwhenua Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) show a significant increase in Gaming Machine Profits (GMP) in the last months of 2020.

Quarterly GMP for December 2020 ($252 million) was the highest quarterly figure documented since records began in 2007. The next highest was December 2007 at $245 million followed by September 2019 at $244 million.

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