Don't let your club be caught out

28 July 2016

Over the last few months we have been informed of a number of CPOs carried out by the authorities and sadly a number of clubs have been caught out. In the most recent “sting” in the Manawatu Region, Licensing Inspectors and Health Representatives visited eight premises in the region and four clubs and RSAs were caught selling alcohol to minors.

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Unlocking Digital Asset Value: Part 3

21 July 2016

There is a famous quote in the world of data analytics; "If statistics are boring you've got the wrong numbers." It encapsulates a massive challenge when using data - asking the right questions and getting useful answers.

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Have you checked out MPIs Food Act Resources?

21 July 2016

Earlier this month we published an article regarding MPIs resources and guidance on the Food Act 2014.

MPI are continuing to add to the fantastic resources and we encourage clubs to pop on over to the MPI website and have a look.

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Class 4 Game Rules Support Guidelines

21 July 2016

The review of the Class 4 Game Rules in early 2016 streamlined and simplified the requirements to operate Class 4 gaming machines and resulted in a number of rules around cash management and routine gaming procedures being removed or amended. Although some requirements were removed, it is recommended that certain procedures continue so that venue staff and societies can be assured of the integrity of their gaming machine operations.

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Unlocking Digital Asset Value: Part 2

14 July 2016

Club databases are important digital assets that can generate great value for the business. Unlocking the value hidden in a club's data often requires working with third-party service providers.

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A Question of Succession

14 July 2016

Often we find ourselves in discussions talking about the need for club committees and managers to grapple with the issue of succession, and the need to find the next generation of committee members. The people that built and grew our clubs - returned servicemen and women, bowlers and golfers, sports and business people and others - have done a truly amazing job and are to be congratulated and recognised. We now have an industry that makes a massive economic and social contribution, employs thousands of people and provides access to facilities across more than 300 clubs.

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Minor Matter - Major Consequences.....a case of insubordination

14 July 2016

In an employment environment where it seems that employees can get away with seemingly serious behaviour (for example, there have been a number of cases publicised where employees have received substantive compensation after telling the boss ‘where to shove it’) a recent case in the Employment Court provides a refreshing reminder that employees are still required to do what they are told.

In Goel v. The Director-General for Primary Industries [2015] NZEmpC 214 the employee, Mr Goel, was dismissed for serious misconduct, for what, on the face of it, may appear to be a relatively minor infringement.

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What's Your Agenda?

7 July 2016

If you want your meetings to run smoothly and address all relevant issues, you need an agenda.

So what is an agenda and why is it important? An agenda is simply a list of matters to be acted upon but it is a crucial component of effective meetings.

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The Power of the Customer (Database)

7 July 2016

Clubs are sitting on a goldmine that can drive growth and ensure sustainability. In the first of a three-part series on club digital assets, this article looks at the financial and strategic value of your members.

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The Food Act 2014 - More guidance for clubs

7 July 2016

The Ministry for Primary Industries is continuing to update their resources and guidance to help people with the Food Act 2014.

The fantastic news is the release of a resource specifically designed for clubs, societies and community groups.

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If you buy health and safety advice, make sure it's the right advice

30 June 2016

Good health and safety practice is not something you can just buy off the shelf, and clubs need to build health and safety into everyday activities.

While many clubs will want to get consultants in to give them expert advice, there is no single product or document that is a silver bullet for health and safety.

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Clearer record keeping - employment standards legislation

30 June 2016

From 1 April 2016 new employment standards legislation reinforced employer obligations to keep accurate employment records and produce them when requested by a labour inspector.

Good record keeping protects the employer in the case of a dispute and ensures that an employee’s entitlements are correctly met.

The key requirement in the new legislation is that employers should be able to produce a record of the number of hours worked by employees each day in a pay period, and the pay for those hours. This should be in an easily accessible format on request from an employee or from a labour inspector. Employers will have flexibility as to what form this record takes.

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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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