Reciprocal Visitors - can they bring a guest?

8 September 2016

Back in June 2013 we released an article titled “How to make the most out of the change to Reciprocal Visiting Rights” which outlined the introduction of Section 60(1)(b) of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, which subject to a condition being added to the Club Licence allows alcohol to be sold and supplied to a guest who is on the premises at the invitation of an authorised visitor (an authorised visitor being a club member with reciprocal visiting rights).

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Robberies and Crime is on the rise

1 September 2016

You will have seen the heightened media coverage over the last week or so regarding the surge in burglaries across New Zealand, with burglaries increasing 12% in the last year. A quick Google search of armed robberies in New Zealand will bring up article after article detailing armed robberies that have targeted bars, TABS and liquor outlets.

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Papanui Club is named as a finalist in the Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence

1 September 2016

Clubs New Zealand would like to extend a huge congratulations to the team at the Papanui Club for being announced as finalists in the Best New/Redeveloped Bar/Restaurant category for this years Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence.

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Creating workplace policies

1 September 2016

Employees find it helpful to understand what the rules are that cover their workplace. These can be provided in policies, procedures, codes, rules and guidelines.

Setting clear and consistent expectations for employees across the organisation, helps to prevent misunderstandings, and employees having to guess what is expected from them. In relation to:

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How much should I pay my employees?

31 August 2016

You've got the right person lined up - good skills, great attitude and experience that hits the mark. You want to hire them. All you need to decide now is: how much should I pay my employee? The answer depends on a lot of factors.

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Small Club, Big Possibilities

25 August 2016

The club industry is a stable and enduring one. But clubs, especially small clubs, need to consider their future when making decisions today.

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Is your club's constitution fit for purpose?

25 August 2016

A constitution is a set of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a club is acknowledge to be governed. It is often said that the club’s constitution is its bible, it sets out the purpose of the club, types of membership and how to belong, responsibilities and powers to name a few. With such an important document guiding our decisions it is not surprising that a large number of issues experienced by clubs are the result of poorly written and/or outdated constitutions.

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AKPA - Australasian Karaoke Protection Authority

17 August 2016

A number of clubs have received an email from AKAP (Australasian Karaoke Protection Authority) requiring clubs to inform them of the number of days/nights that you have had karaoke playing and the number of days/nights that you expect to have karaoke playing so that they can issue you with an invoice.

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Should there be a treasurer on your committee?

17 August 2016

The short answer is no. The long answer requires some explanation.

In the past, committees/boards of organisations, in particular not-for-profit organisations including clubs, have appointed one of the committee members to the position of treasurer, and that person has been deemed responsible for the financial management of the organisation.

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The Customer Experience Does Matter!

5 August 2016

In today's competitive market, it is the only way to differentiate your club.

Today, consumers (including our members and their guests) call the shots. With globalisation and the internet providing nearly unlimited choices and a wealth of information, the power has shifted from corporations to consumers. This shift makes it very difficult (if not impossible) for companies to sustain differentiation based solely on price or product. The only real option that remains is the customer experience. Clubs are no different.

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Health and Safety Mythbusters - Don't believe everything you hear

5 August 2016

The Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) is all about working together to sensibly and proportionately manage the critical risks that could cause serious illness, injury or even death.

But some people seem to believe it means wrapping everyone in cotton wool and red tape. Don’t believe the hype!

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90 Day Trial Period; a disadvantage

4 August 2016

A recent case in the Employment Relations Authority considered an issue that had been previously addressed in one of the first 90 day trial period case; Smith v. Stokes Valley Pharmacy (See The Advocate, Issues 180, 187 and 202). In the Smith decision the Court considered, among other things, the effect of a trial period on the s.4 good faith obligations, stating that s4 good faith obligations still apply and that the balance of good faith duties under s4 tend to favour a requirement on employers to give explanations as to the reason for the termination of employment at the time of giving notice.

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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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