Congratulations Papanui Club

20 October 2016

Last week we were eager to find out the results of the 2016 Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence with Papanui Club up for The Best New/Redeveloped Bar/Restaurant. This week we are so pleased to be able to say they won!!!

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Alcohol Licencing Shut Down Period

20 October 2016

For clubs with events and licence renewals on the horizon now is the time to start planning and factoring in the nationwide statutory shut down period for alcohol licensing which runs from 20 December 2016 through to 15 January 2017. District Licencing Committee's will not be considering applications during this period and these days will not be counted as 'working days' for receiving applications.

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Introducing the Remuera Club - Open Day October 30th

19 October 2016

Remuera Club, formerly known as The Commerce Club of Auckland, invites you to an Open Day Sunday 30th October to view its refurbished premises and enjoy drinks and nibbles.

The change of name and refurbishment is part of the clubs five-year plan, which will result in a greater use of the club's facilities and attract a younger participatory member group to carry the club forward in a positive direction.

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Labour Day - Employee Entitlements

13 October 2016

Labour Day is fast approaching and this year falls on Monday 24th October (fourth Monday in October). Unlike the 2016/17 Christmas and New Years Holidays which will involve "Tuesdayisation", calculating employee entitlements for labour day should be simple and can be done with the click of a button in most payroll systems these days.

As with all public holidays you first need to establish if the day the public holiday falls would otherwise be a working day for the employee. In most cases it’s easy to work out whether or not an employee would have normally worked on the day in question (known as an otherwise working day) because the working pattern or roster is constant and the employer and employee can agree about whether the employee would otherwise have worked that day.

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C4 Regional Sector Forums - Club Representation Needed

13 October 2016

The Department of Internal Affairs have been in touch to announce the dates for the next round of Class 4 Regional Sector Forums. Included in these forums will be harm minimisation workshops and representatives from clubs are invited and encouraged to attend.

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Just because they signed in doesn’t mean they can be served or supplied that beer!

13 October 2016

Most people know and expect when they visit a club they will be required to sign-in. Clubs have used sign-in registers for years, yet unless the signing in process is actively monitored and coupled with physical checks of membership cards it does not identify whether a person is an authorised customer or an authorised visitor – just because someone has signed a visitors book by the door does not mean they are automatically entitled to be sold or supplied alcohol.

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Adjuncts and Sub-Clubs

6 October 2016

Looking back on the history of the chartered club movement, (thanks to Jack Rolfe’s “In the Club”) we learn that groups of likeminded people dissatisfied with the heavy drinking encouraged in pubs and taverns began forming clubs for social purposes, common interests and self-improvement. While a lot has changed since those first clubs were established in New Zealand, you will still find within the constitution of almost every club today the objectives include promoting and supporting social, sporting and/or recreational activities.

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The 9th Clubs of Canterbury Races a Fantastic Day Out

6 October 2016

The 9th annual Clubs of Canterbury Race Day was held at the Methven Trotting Club on Sunday 18th of September and was once again a fantastic day out for 500 plus Canterbury Club Members.

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Establishing policies on sexual and racial harassment

5 October 2016

With the introduction of the Health and Safety at Work Act at Work Act 2015, this year has seen many clubs delve into updating policies and establishing programmes to ensure a safe and healthy environment for employees, members and visitors. As well as ensuring that employees are not physically injured in the workplace, employers have a clear responsibility to ensure that their employees are protected from sexual and/or racial harassment in the workplace.

Employers are responsible for setting the example of what is acceptable in the workplace. Creating a workplace culture where all people are respected, and putting in place appropriate policies may reduce employer liability if an inappropriate behaviour happens.

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What is the difference between Governance and Management

29 September 2016

"What is the difference between governance and management?" It is by far the question that not-for-profit executives ask most often. Effective boards understand the difference between governing and managing; dysfunctional boards do not.

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Children in the club

28 September 2016

Recently we have received a large number of calls from clubs looking to introduce policies regarding children in the club, these policies generally relate to a time where children are required to leave or creating areas within the club that are "child free" such as the snooker room.

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Gambits article - Mystery Shopper exercise

28 September 2016

The Department is undertaking its second Mystery Shopper exercise to assess how venue staff identify and respond to the signs of gambling harm. The exercise is taking place in all six casinos and 10 percent of class 4 venues, including clubs.

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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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