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;

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Club Management Conference 2017 - It's go time!

16 November 2017

Those registered for the 2017 Club Management Conference will shortly be making their way to Club Mount Maunganui for a few days of informative presentations, networking and sharing the successes and challenges of the last year.

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New Government, New Employment Laws, More Costs for Employers

16 November 2017

With the coalition deals now signed off and the new Government officially sworn in, it's time to dissect the proposed changes and what they will mean for businesses.

Already announced is the intention to increase the minimum wage to $20 per hour by April 2021, starting with an increase to $16.50 per hour in April 2018.

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Are your employment records up to scratch?

8 November 2017

Since last July labour inspectors have issued more than $370,000 in fines and more than 130 infringement notices to businesses who have failed to keep or maintain employee records. Those numbers look likely to increase if the Labour Government moves forward in doubling the number of labour inspectors over the next three years. Unsurprisingly it is the hospitality and horticulture industries which are tagged as the worst record keeping offenders.

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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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