14 January 2020
Clubs have always been required to maintain a register of members, providing your name, date of birth and contact details is part and parcel of joining a club and maintaining your membership. Most clubs have a privacy statement as part of their membership application form and this has served us well for some time, however, as the world of data collection, storage and sharing has grown in complexity so to has the need for clubs to consider their approach to privacy.
6 resolutions every club should be looking to make
8 January 2020
Almost everyone will have been asked by now “so, what are your New Year’s resolutions?” Typically, they involve “exercising more”, “taking more time for yourself”, “spending more time with family”, “travelling more”. Besides these personal resolutions, now is the time to think about the New Year’s resolutions for your club. A resolution after all, is a decision to do something differently to bring about positive change.
Each club will have its own unique resolutions for the year, but to help you we have compiled 6 resolutions that every club should be looking to make;
Lack of work no barrier to reinstatement
8 January 2020
The Employment Court has granted interim reinstatement to an employee who was dismissed on the grounds of redundancy despite his employer arguing that there was no role for the employee to be reinstated to
Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories Limited (Genesys) operates from two offices, one in Auckland and one in Wellington. Mr Scott was employed in April 2014 as a Senior Principal Solutions Consultant, spending 10% of his time working with Auckland and Australia based Account Executives, and 90% of his time with Wellington based Account Executives.
The Australian Fires - How we can help our neighbours
6 January 2020
It is fair to say that our Australian Friends are not far from our thoughts at present. The fire season started early this summer, but it has since escalated with the rising Summer temperatures, and the lack of rain.
We have had a few clubs reach out to us asking how they could help or where donations could be directed. We have been in touch with our friends over at ClubsNSW and have provided an options for clubs. We have also pulled together some suggestions for individuals and members looking to donate.
Gambits Newsletter - December 2019
19 December 2019
I marked six months as Director Gambling Regulatory System on December 5, while attending the National Association of Gambling Studies Conference in Hobart. The theme of the conference was “Intersections: where new technologies inform traditional practices and boundaries are blurred between gambling, gaming, risk-taking and behavioural addictions”. The presentations, panels and informal conversations reinforced my own observation that gambling is changing at a rapid pace worldwide and across the different modes, and that it is important for us all to keep our heads up and eyes out as to what the future might bring.
Updated Reciprocal Rights Posters
18 December 2019
With Christmas and New Year's Holidays just around the corner, many club members will be getting ready for their annual getaways to visit friends, family, their favourite holiday spots and no doubt visit other clubs along way.
We have updated the downloadable reciprocal rights posters for you to display in your clubs reminding members about reciprocal rights and the Clubs New Zealand app. The posters feature QR codes which when scanned will provide members more information on reciprocal rights and access to download the app.
Clubs New Zealand Christmas Hours and Important Dates 2019/20
18 December 2019
Clubs New Zealand National Office will be closed over the Christmas break from Friday 20th December 2019 through to Monday 6th January 2020. As always the National Office team will be available during this period if you have any questions or require assistance.
Our main office line 0800 4 CLUBS (0800 425 827) and landline 04 815 9007 will be diverted to staff members, alternatively you can contact any of us via our email addresses listed below;
Clubs New Zealand Tournament Dates for 2020
18 December 2019
The 2020 Clubs New Zealand sporting calendar will be kicking off on January 19th with the North Island Single Rise - Clay Target Shooting Tournament, hosted by the Franklin Club. Once again we have produced a one page easy to print calendar showing all Clubs New Zealand tournaments by month and by sport.
Minimum Wage to rise to $18.90 per hour
18 December 2019
The Government has confirmed that the adult minimum wage will increase from $17.70 to $18.90 on 1 April 2020.
Those on the starting-out and training wages will also see a boost in pay to $15.12 per hour. This rate remains at 80% of the adult minimum wage.
Clubs New Zealand 2019 Sport $2,000 Prezzy Card Winner is....
12 December 2019
The draw to find the winner of the 2019 Clubs New Zealand Sport $2,000 Prezzy Card Voucher was recently conducted and we would like to congratulate this years winner Roger Thomas of the Oxford Workingmen's Club.
Northland - Secure your spot on January's Training Tour
11 December 2019
Keith will be kicking off the New Year with a training tour in Northland This is the perfect opportunity for staff and committee members to get up to speed with Harm Minimisation, Armed Robbery and Club Smart Training. As this is a busy time of year we recommend you get in touch with Keith ASAP to secure your spot.
In addition to the Harm Minimisation, Armed Robbery and Club Smart Training courses, Keith will be running a one day Managers course at the Northland Club. This is a great opportunity and we encourage as many clubs as possible to attend.
Web Browser updates – Important information for Clubs accessing EMS reports
5 December 2019
In March web browsers (Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Edge, and Firefox) will be dropping support for some of the old security methods. What does this mean to you? If your web browser is still running old security, you will no longer be able to access many websites. The biggest concern for clubs is access to the VMS or EMS for your gaming systems, especially but not limited to, if you are using an old windows xp or vista machine for this.