Clubs New Zealand Technical Manager Appointed
23 October 2019
Clubs New Zealand is pleased to announce the appointment of Leigh Williams to the newly created role of Technical Manager.
Leigh brings with him a raft of experience and knowledge which includes Technical Service and Project Management, with most of his experience in IT, Point Of Sale and EFTPOS areas. He has worked closely with clubs and hospitality venues on their financial, membership database, gaming, and stocktaking systems, and has good knowledge into the workings of club management.
ERA Hiking Employee Awards
22 October 2019
Recent Employment Relations Authority (ERA) cases have amply demonstrated the state of the nation with respect to employee awards for poor terminations.
Sacked for taking 'sickies' a Palmerston North roofer got awarded $20,000, $12,000 of which was for hurt and humiliation. The employer had also refused to attend the ERA hearing.
Gambits Newsletter - 15 October 2019
16 October 2019
Every month the Department of Internal Affairs sends out its Gambits: News for the Gambling System Newsletter. Below you will find the content included in the October 2019 edition.
Downloadable Melbourne Cup 2019 Poster for Clubs
14 October 2019
The biggest day of the racing calendar is not far away. To help you promote your clubs Melbourne Cup activities Regan has created a posters which you can download below.
Clubs New Zealand 2019 Wage and Salary Guide
11 October 2019
We would like to thank all clubs that participated in the recent 2019 Wage and Salary Survey and are pleased to announce that the Clubs New Zealand 2019 Wage and Salary Guide is now available for members to download in the resource room.
The 2019 Wage and Salary Survey was conducted as an online survey from 13th August 2019 through to 27th September 2019 for which we received a total of 157 responses.
Process and Substance...the 'sauce' for Success
10 October 2019
With media reports it could be easy to reach a generalised view that even where an employee behaves badly, they can still succeed in taking a personal grievance claim. However, a recent decision of the Employment Relations Authority shows that a sound, but not perfect, process and good reasons will ultimately win through (Tupuanga v Auckland Meat Processors Limited  NZERA 471).
Labour Day - Monday 28th October 2019
10 October 2019
Labour Day is fast approaching and this year falls on Monday 28th October (fourth Monday in October). Labour Day is always observed on the day it falls and is not subject to 'mondayisation', calculating employee entitlements for labour day should be simple and can be done with the click of a button in most payroll systems.
October Training Tour - Wairarapa, Hastings, Tokoroa & Taumarunui
9 October 2019
Later this month Keith will be once again crossing the Cook Strait on a training tour. This time he will be covering Wairarapa, Hastings, Tokoroa and Taumarunui. This is the perfect opportunity for staff and committee members to get up to speed with Harm Minimisation, Armed Robbery and Club Smart Training.
Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club hosting Inaugural Club New Zealand Quiz Championship
4 October 2019
The Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club is hosting the inaugural Clubs New Zealand Quiz Championship final on Saturday, November 16 with teams from up to 40 clubs expected to participate.
Believe It Or Not Sales & Marketing Manager Brendan Lockhead and Club’s New Zealand's South Island representative Keith Ballanatyne have been the driving forces behind the quiz series. And thanks to the generous support of Lion Breweries $10,000 in prizes is available and there is no cost to participate.
The Push to Ban Plastic Straws
3 October 2019
From Donald Trump to Kim Kardashian, many people have taken a position on the vexed issue of plastic straws.
A movement to ban single-use plastic gathered steam in 2016, stemming from a Greenpeace awareness campaign. It spread quickly, with countless celebrities decrying war on plastic straws on social media and the United Nations declaring war on single-use plastics.
Recipe for Success
3 October 2019
Considerations to ensure your kitchen is cost-effective, with or without a contractor.
Portion control, expense management and appropriate staffing are three critical elements that all clubs must consider in order to be profitable.
When it comes to kitchen profits, why do some clubs excel while others struggle to break even? There are a number of factors involved here, including the perennial question regarding in-house versus contact catering.
Update on Cashless Gaming Work
3 October 2019
For those clubs operating Class 4 Gaming, you will all be aware that back in June the DIA put out a call for expressions of interest from those wishing to be involved in a working group on cashless gaming.
Recently we received an update on the cashless gambling work, advising that based on feedback, the Department have decided to expand the scope of this work to consider gambling technologies more broadly.