Club Licence holders beware
17 January 2018
Once again, we would like clubs to take the time to review your practices, procedures and rules to ensure that you are complying with the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, particularly in relation to Section 60. We are aware that the Police are intending to increase their monitoring of clubs in the Wellington area and there is absolutely no reason to believe that this will not be the case elsewhere. The Police are quoted as saying “Ignorance of the Act is no longer an excuse and clubs must be prepared to face enforcement action if they are discovered operating outside the conditions of their licence or in breach of the Act.”
Driving The Data Conversation
11 January 2018
How clubs and patrons will both benefit by investing in information.
One of the hottest topics in business right now is the pending launch of the US e-commerce behemoth Amazon. The question being asked is how will this launch impact local businesses, as customers are given a new retail choice from a company that prides itself on catalogue and delivery?
Clubs New Zealand 2017 Sport $2,000 Prezzy Card Winner is....
14 December 2017
This week Wellington - Wairarapa - Horowhenua Area Board Member, Dave Dalton joined us at National Office to help draw the winner of the 2017 Clubs New Zealand Sport $2,000 Prezzy Card Voucher. We would like to congratulate this years winner Babs Hirini of the Levin Cosmopolitan Club.
Clubs New Zealand Christmas Hours and Important Dates
14 December 2017
Clubs New Zealand National Office will be closed over the Christmas break from Friday 22nd December 2017 through to Monday 8th January 2018. 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;
Gambling Compliance - 13 December 2017
14 December 2017
Regional engagement survey - tell us what you think
Several Department of Internal Affairs projects and initiatives have benefited from direct engagement with the class 4 sector over recent months. These have included forums and workshops on issues relevant to venues and clubs, which have been well received and helped us to work more closely with stakeholders to lift performance across the sector.
Clubs New Zealand 2018 Conference & AGM - Your Ticket to Wanganui
12 December 2017
Registrations for the Clubs New Zealand 2018 Conference & AGM are open. All Clubs New Zealand members will have received an email containing a link to your club’s unique registration form on Friday 15th December.
Below you will find all the information you need on what you can expect from the Clubs New Zealand 2018 Conference & AGM, including the Conference Dinner, Hospitality Expo and how to get involved.
Gambling Compliance - 5 December 2017
7 December 2017
The Department will be permanently vacating its offices at 147 Lambton Quay, Wellington, on 22 December. From 8 January Gambling Compliance staff will begin working in:
Annual Membership Update Forms
30 November 2017
On Friday 8th of December all clubs will receive an email with a link for you to complete your annual membership update.
The annual update forms are online and come pre-populated based on the information we currently hold for your club. As always, we ask that once you receive the form you carefully check each section and make any necessary changes or additions prior to submitting.
2017 Club Management Conference Wrap Up
28 November 2017
Last week more than 70 managers from across the country made their way to Mount Maunganui for the 2017 Club Management Conference.
Before we can get into wrapping up the conference we would like to once again acknowledge the conference hosts Club Mount Maunganui. Thank you to Straw and the clubs Committee. A huge thank you to Christine and your amazing team, everyone had a fantastic time and your hospitality was second to none.
Gambling Compliance - Disposing of Gambling Equipment
22 November 2017
Recently the Department has been made aware of some issues when gambling equipment is being disposed of (destroyed, traded in, sold, given away or any other method of disposal). Holders (and former holders) of class 4 operator’s licences are reminded that they need to notify us within 20 working days, of the disposal of gaming machines.
Reasonable Standard of Dress Required!
16 November 2017
Jane from Grey Lynn Returned Service Club shares their success with offering shirts to those who do not meet the clubs dress code.
How many times do we turn people (and all their custom) away for not being dressed properly? Having travelled overseas over the years, I have realised that not all clubs/venues/restaurants and bars have the same dress codes. You can take your hat off, but not your singlet!
Help your members prepare for their summer club visits!
16 November 2017
Reciprocal Rights is one of the fantastic privileges that come from club membership, with Clubs New Zealand administering reciprocal rights between our more than 310 member clubs. It means that no matter where your members travel they are almost guaranteed to find a club that they can pop into and enjoy the hospitality.
With club systems and procedures for identifying Authorised Customers and Authorised Visitors getting more robust and actively monitored we are finding that members are getting into potentially embarrassing situations when they visit other clubs unprepared and with no membership card.