Changing from a Friendly to an Incorporated Society - Complying with the Gambling Act
1 June 2017
A quick reminder for any Club, that holds a class 4 operator’s licence, changing from a Friendly Society to an Incorporated Society, to comply with other legislative requirements, must notify the Department of any subsequent changes made to their Governing Document, in order to comply with the Gambling Act 2003.
When do rule changes come into effect?
25 May 2017
A club’s constitution or rules is one of your most important documents. Every individual club constitution is different and relates only to your club. It has been shaped by the needs of the club and members from the day the club was established and needs to be continually reviewed and revised over the years and needs to continue to be reviewed in line with the objects of the club in order to stay relevant.
Welcome [First Name][Last Name] to [Insert Club Name]
25 May 2017
By far the most popular templates available in the Clubs New Zealand Resource Room are the model employment agreements, and it makes sense, legally every employee must have a written employment agreement.
Not So Settled
24 May 2017
A recent Employment Court decision, Lumsden v. Skycity Management Limited (March 2017) looked at the enforceability of mediated settlement provisions. Mr Lumsden was employed in a restaurant at Skycity. In September 2015 he wrote a letter to his employer raising three separate concerns. The parties agreed to attend mediation. Before these concerns could be resolved a formal customer complaint was raised against him and a meeting to investigate was set for a date a few days after the arranged mediation. At mediation, concerned that Skycity was intent on terminating his employment, Mr Lumsden resigned as part of a settlement. That settlement contained common terms setting out compensation, confidentiality, non-admission of liability etc. It also included:
18 May 2017
A number of Clubs have requested information about “Corporate Membership”.
This is a perfectly legitimate “class” of membership, as long as you formally adopt it as part of your Clubs’ Constitution and only allow the Corporate “Associates” (Staff) to do what your Constitution says they can.
Gambling Host Harm Minimisation Training and Resources - Invitiation to attend train-the-trainer workshop for clubs
18 May 2017
The Health Promotion Agency (HPA) have now finalised the Gamble Host Harm Minimisation training and resources and are looking forward to rolling this out over a number of train-the-trainer workshops.
Gambling Compliance: 17 May 2017
17 May 2017
Fortune Technology Corporation in Liquidation
Fortune Technology Corporation, a Class 4 jackpot and venue management system manufacturer based in Tauranga, was put into liquidation on 3 April 2017. Malcolm Hollis and Wendy Somerville were appointed as the joint and several liquidators.
2018 Conference & AGM - Accommodation and Transport Update
11 May 2017
Believe it or not, planning is well underway for the Clubs New Zealand 2018 Conference & AGM being hosted at St John's Club in Wanganui from Thursday 22nd March through to Saturday 24th March 2018.
We have had calls from a number of early birds that are looking to secure their accommodation now. The St John's Club have prepared a list of preferred accommodation options due to their location which is convenient to the St John's Club and will make transport more efficient.
Gambits Update - 10 May 2017
11 May 2017
Minor issue with format of emailed licensing invoices
The Department recently introduced improvements to their licensing application and payments processes to make it easier to apply for a Class 4 licence.
Lions tour and RLWC: Advertising dos and don'ts
11 May 2017
With two international rugby events about to hit New Zealand, do make the most of the extra tourists. Don’t get caught out by major event advertising laws.
Gambling Licences: New Application Forms and Payment Processes are Here!
4 May 2017
Improvements to the Department of Internal Affairs licensing application forms and payment processes have now been completed. From 24 April 2017 new application forms for gambling licences and fact sheets have been available on the Departments website.
Visting other clubs
27 April 2017
Reciprocal Rights is one of the fantastic privileges that come from club membership, with Clubs New Zealand administering reciprocal rights between our 307 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.