Gambling Compliance - Gambits Newsletter - May 2019
16 May 2019
Lisa Docherty has been appointed Director Regulatory System Gambling. She will take over from Chris Thornborough in June.
Lisa is currently the Director Regulatory Partners at the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment, where she works across the Building regulatory system to ensure it is well connected and working to deliver the best possible outcomes.
Introducing Nespresso Professional
14 May 2019
Serving delicious, and bespoke beverages can significantly contribute to the success of your establishment. Customers today are fast becoming coffee connoisseurs and many will go out of their way to seek a great coffee. Nespresso can enhance your coffee offering by adding incomparable milk froth to our exceptional quality coffee capsules.
Reciprocal Rights - Clarification
9 May 2019
Earlier this week a large number of clubs received an email from a Clubs New Zealand member club regarding recent changes and requirements being imposed upon them following the clubs recent licence renewal process.
One of the requirements imposed upon the club regards reciprocal rights and required the club to communicate directly with other clubs they wish to have reciprocal rights with and receive a response back which they will need to keep on file.
Rugby World Cup 2019™ Tournament Pass now available for purchase from Spark Sport
9 May 2019
Rugby fans can now get ready for wall-to-wall coverage of Rugby World Cup 2019. Until the end of May, fans can purchase their Tournament Pass for just $59.99. The Spark Sport Rugby World Cup 2019 Tournament Pass is the only way New Zealanders can access all 48 matches of the tournament live and on demand.
Jeff Latch, Head of Spark Sport is urging fans who want the complete Rugby World Cup experience, to get in early and purchase their Tournament Pass at the super-early bird price of $59.99.
Initial Cashless Gaming Discussion
8 May 2019
Earlier this week team members from Clubs New Zealand were invited to attend the DIA’s preliminary discussion on cashless gaming. Also, in attendance were representatives from Hospitality New Zealand, Manufacturers, Problem Gambling Foundation, Societies, GMANZ, Ministry of Health, AUT and the financial sector including the Reserve Bank.
New Zealand's Community Funding Gambling Model Under Threat from Regulator's Bold Plan to Go 100% Cashless
8 May 2019
New Zealand is incredibly fortunate to have a gambling framework that is focused on raising funds for community purposes. Approximately $2.3 billion is spent each year in New Zealand on gambling. The largest share of this, approximately $895 million, is the money spent on gaming machines located outside of New Zealand’s six casinos (gaming machines in pubs and clubs).
Personal Penalties for Breach of Employment Agreement
7 May 2019
A recent decision considers an often asked question and is the first to provide for personal penalties against an individual for breaches of good faith. The matter, Nicholson v. Ford was an appeal by Alan Nicholson against an Authority decision finding him personally liable for breaches of good faith against Matthew Ford. Allan Nicholson was the Director, Chief Executive and a Shareholder in a dental practice, Clinico, that employed Mr Ford as an accounts administrator. Mr Nicholson wished to restructure the company that employed Mr Ford. Mr Nicholson was responsible for the redundancy process that ultimately led to Mr Ford’s dismissal.
Quick tips to help your staff identify Reciprocal Visitors
2 May 2019
Recently we have published a number of articles regarding Reciprocal Visiting Rights and the need for clubs to get their constitutions up to date. At the same time we need to ensure that the clubs policies and procedures are update to date, meet the needs of the clubs constitution and indeed the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 and provide club staff with the knowledge and tools to ensure that alcohol is supplied to Authorised Customers and Authorised Visitors only.
Online Gaming and Potential Gambling Act and Regulation Amendments
2 May 2019
Yesterday afternoon Clubs New Zealand staff met with DIA team members to discuss online gambling and the DIA's Class 4 Regulatory Work Programme.
We are live with the new Clubs New Zealand Online
2 May 2019
This week the new website went live and we are so excited to share it with members. Many of you have already checked out the new site and had a good play, if you haven't yet we absolutely recommend you get stuck in!
Domestic Violence, role of the employer
24 April 2019
Statistics tell us Police respond to a family violence incident every 5 minutes on average, and 76% of these incidents also go unreported.
As the Employer you now have a duty and role to play if any of your staff become victims of domestic violence, or are the primary care giver for victims of the same.
Now with a framework of employer paid support in workplaces it's likely that most businesses will experience the issue first hand at some point. Businesses need to be ready, managers need to know what to do.
Clubs New Zealand Template Employment Agreements - Updated
24 April 2019
In light of the recent and incoming employment law changes we have had the Clubs New Zealand template employment agreements reviewed and updated where required.
The updated Clubs New Zealand Individual Employment Agreement Template and the Clubs Zealand Casual Employment Agreement Template have been loaded in the Clubs New Zealand resource room for members to access.