Clubs New Zealand 2017 Conference & AGM Wrap Up

30 March 2017

The Clubs New Zealand 2017 Conference & AGM was held from 23rd through to 25th March at the Clubs of Marlborough in Blenheim. It takes a lot of work to put together a conference & AGM of this size and we would like to thank the team at Clubs of Marlborough for their tireless effort, dedication and support in making this year’s conference & AGM a success.

Below is a wrap up of the 2017 Conference & AGM and where possible we have included PDF versions of the speaker’s presentations for you to view. Photos from the over the three days will be made available shortly on our Facebook page and we encourage you to share any snaps you have.

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Minimum Wage rises by 50c

28 March 2017

The minimum wage is going up from $15.25 to $15.75 per hour. Here's what you'll need to know for you club.

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Gambling Compliance: Updates to licensing application forms and payments

28 March 2017

Those who attended The Department of Internal Affairs Regional Forums towards the end of 2016 will know that the DIA are working on some updates to their licensing forms as well as a change to their payments approach.

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What food safety tools does your business need?

21 March 2017

The Ministry for Primary Industries have just released a new template food control plan – to make it easier for businesses like yours to comply with the Food Act.

Now they want to know what other tools you need. What else would help you follow your plan? This might include training materials, record keeping, videos – or anything that could make food safety easier.

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Contracting out the club's catering - things to consider before you negotiate a deal with a caterer

21 March 2017

It goes without saying that there is an increasing focus on the type and quality of food offered by clubs. The decision on how to best provide the right food at the right price is clearly a very important one. What it comes down to is whether it wishes to engage an external caterer.

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The Economics of Food - 4 tips for a profitable food operation

16 March 2017

Many clubs ask what is the best way to run their food operations? In-house, with all the pain of finding and keeping chefs, kitchen hands and wait staff, or contract it out and remove that headache? Well there is no right or wrong answer, just what suits you best at the time.

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Front of House

16 March 2017

Food is the number one driver of patrons to clubs and a critical part of the equation is how your front of house staff handle the interaction. Does dining at your clubs have a "wow" factor or a "whoa" factor?

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Class 4 Gambling Report

16 March 2017

A new report is available on the Department’s website providing key information on Class 4 gambling in an accessible format.

Included in this report is information on:

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Count down to the 2017 Conference - Visit the Expo for your chance to WIN

9 March 2017

The Clubs New Zealand Conference Expo has become a firm favourite and must attend event on the conference programme. This years Expo will be held on Thursday 23rd March from 10.00am till 6.00pm in the Clubs of Marlborough Main Hall.

Featuring a wide range of exhibitors we encourage you to come along enjoy a beer or wine, have a nosey and of course a chat with the wonderful exhibitors to see how they could help your club. As always you will have your chance to win an iPad Air 2 simply by having a chat to all our exhibitors and getting your expo passport completed.

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New Food Control Plan Out Now

8 March 2017

MPI is excited to launch the new-look template food control plan (the plan businesses use to manage food safety).

The new 'simply safe and suitable' template is now available on the MPI website. It comes with a new digital tool, which helps businesses select the parts that apply to them.

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Serving Alcohol on ANZAC Day - Rules for RSAs

8 March 2017

Last weeks article "Get prepared for Easter and ANZAC day...." discussed The Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Exemption for RNZRSA Clubs from Special Licencing Requirements for ANZAC Day) Amendment Bill 2015 which was aimed at removing the need for RNZRSA clubs that hold a club licence from having to seek an additional special licence to enable them to serve liquor before 1pm on ANZAC Day.

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Communication from David Grice - nzclubdirectory

2 March 2017

Earlier this week we emailed all clubs after we were advised that David Grice was contacting clubs promoting a website called nzclubdirectory. Since sending that email we have received a lot of feedback from clubs who have or are currently taking legal action against Mr Grice.

In light of this we recommend that clubs do not engage with Mr Grice or nzclubdirectory.

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Get your hands on the future

With the Clubs New Zealand App

Get your hands on the future with Clubs New Zealand's App which can be downloaded on both Apple and Android.  The Clubs New Zealand App is all about helping you get more out of your membership. As a member of a club you can access any of our network of 300 member clubs as a reciprocal visitor and visiting a club is a breeze with the new digital membership card.

 

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