Get Ready for the Mobile Wallet

12 January 2017

Like public telephones and fax machines, that nice leather wallet you just received for Christmas will soon be a relic of the past.

Key, wallet and mobile phone; it's a ritual that most of us go through every time we leave the house, but for how much longer? The launch of Apply Pay and Android Pay in New Zealand means that the days of the physical wallet are numbered.

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Frustrated? Probably Not

12 January 2017

Employers often refer to a contract of employment being “frustrated”. Frequently this term is used in circumstances where an employee is on extended sick leave and the employer considers that the fact that the employee can’t attend work has frustrated the employment contract and therefore it should be terminated. However, the concept (or doctrine) of frustration of contract is much more complicated than that.

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Clubs New Zealand 2017 Conference & AGM - Registrations closing soon

10 January 2017

Registrations for the Clubs New Zealand 2017 Conference & AGM will be closing on Friday 24th February. If your club is attending but you haven't yet got your registration form completed please contact lucy@clubsnz.com as soon as possible.

The conference programme is almost complete and you can view the latest copy of the programme below. This year's Conference & AGM promises to be educational, interactive and motivational as we look towards the club industry's future.

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Marketing 101: For Small and Micro Clubs

5 January 2017

You're sitting in your club wondering, "How am I going to get more people to come to my club, more often?" Then you think, "Gee, I wish I had the advertising budget that the big city clubs have." But you don't. So how can you effectively communicate to your target market with little or no money?

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Tapping on that Glass Ceiling

5 January 2017

Women are great for business, but clubs are behind other industries when it comes to gender diversity on boards.

The following article is written by Debbie Organ, ClubsNSW Learning and Development Executive and while her experiences and statistics are Australian based they mirror the current situation in New Zealand and give some great insights and perspectives on diversity today.

Recently a group of future club leaders asked me if I had ever experienced discrimination during my career because of my gender. The conversation was that these women had sometimes felt intimidated, but that training and increased knowledge had empowered them to challenge the status quo in their clubs. It was not the first time I have been asked about this issue.

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Clubs New Zealand Sport $2,000 Prezzy Card Winner is.....

21 December 2016

This week the draw for the 2016 Clubs New Zealand Sport $2,000 Prezzy Card Voucher was held and we would like to congratulate this years winner Jan Low of the Invercargill Workingmen's Club.

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Food Act Update - Deadlines for some businesses coming up

21 December 2016

If you make or sell food as part of your business, your deadline to register under new food safety law may be coming up.

The New Food Act came into effect on 1st March 2016. New businesses have to comply straight away, but existing food businesses are changing over to the new rules in stages. The deadline for some businesses is 31st March 2017. This includes:

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Gambits:Now - Gareth's reflection on 2016

21 December 2016

It's almost a year since I joined Gambling Compliance Group, firstly in the role of Deputy Director and then moving into the Director role in April. It's also been a year since the Department introduced the sector to our vision for the Class 4 sector; where we regulate for a safe, trusted and transparent gambling sector that benefits communities. In this time a lot has happened!

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Clubs New Zealand Christmas Hours and Important Dates 2016

14 December 2016

Clubs New Zealand National Office will be closed over the Christmas break from Friday 23rd December 2016 through to Wednesday 4th January 2017. 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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This little piggy went to market....to the member market place

14 December 2016

Clubs New Zealand is pleased to announce the launch of www.membermarket.co.nz. This is a brand new website which brings together a range of benefits and discounts that are available to clubs and members simply because you are part of the Clubs New Zealand community.

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DIA Update - Pokie Proceeds, New Gaming Machine Standard and New Accounting Standards Framework

8 December 2016

Pokie proceeds - building strong communities

Pokie gambling often gets a bad press, including headlines about people who have stolen from family or employers to feed a gambling addiction.

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DIA Mystery Shopper Campaign

8 December 2016

Those of you with Class 4 Gaming Machines should have received an email earlier this week advising that the field work for the DIA's Mystery Shopper Campaign has been completed.

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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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