Strengthening the Clubs New Zealand Network
23 May 2019
Right from the get go, the major driver for Clubs New Zealand's data strategy has been to unite and strengthen the Clubs New Zealand network by utilising technology.
The Clubs New Zealand National Database Project and Mobile App are continuing to grow as more and more clubs and members are getting on board. We now have a number of clubs who are part the National Database and are actively promoting the app to their members, in addition to this we are receiving multiple requests every day from members wanting to sign into the app in order to access their digital membership card and find the clubs nearest them wherever their travels take them.
Giving your Clubs Constitution the Respect it Deserves
23 May 2019
We all know a club's constitution is one of the most important documents a club has. It is effectively the contract between a club, its committee and the members. A constitution should be an up-to-date working document and will often be the first port of call in working out how to resolve an issue with members.
However, clubs are often reluctant to invest in their constitution and a number of clubs look to cut costs and had have a go at updating their constitutions themselves. We often see clubs rushing through changes to their constitutions because they have suddenly encountered an issue that had not been previously identified.
STOP THE PRESS! It is time to take heed
16 May 2019
Clubs New Zealand administers the arrangement for reciprocal rights on behalf of members
Before another mass email is sent re reciprocal rights we need to stop, we need to take stock and as a collective we need to get on the same page.
Gambling Compliance - Gambits Newsletter - May 2019
16 May 2019
Lisa Docherty has been appointed Director Regulatory System Gambling. She will take over from Chris Thornborough in June.
Lisa is currently the Director Regulatory Partners at the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment, where she works across the Building regulatory system to ensure it is well connected and working to deliver the best possible outcomes.
Introducing Nespresso Professional
14 May 2019
Serving delicious, and bespoke beverages can significantly contribute to the success of your establishment. Customers today are fast becoming coffee connoisseurs and many will go out of their way to seek a great coffee. Nespresso can enhance your coffee offering by adding incomparable milk froth to our exceptional quality coffee capsules.
Reciprocal Rights - Clarification
9 May 2019
Earlier this week a large number of clubs received an email from a Clubs New Zealand member club regarding recent changes and requirements being imposed upon them following the clubs recent licence renewal process.
One of the requirements imposed upon the club regards reciprocal rights and required the club to communicate directly with other clubs they wish to have reciprocal rights with and receive a response back which they will need to keep on file.
Rugby World Cup 2019™ Tournament Pass now available for purchase from Spark Sport
9 May 2019
Rugby fans can now get ready for wall-to-wall coverage of Rugby World Cup 2019. Until the end of May, fans can purchase their Tournament Pass for just $59.99. The Spark Sport Rugby World Cup 2019 Tournament Pass is the only way New Zealanders can access all 48 matches of the tournament live and on demand.
Jeff Latch, Head of Spark Sport is urging fans who want the complete Rugby World Cup experience, to get in early and purchase their Tournament Pass at the super-early bird price of $59.99.
Initial Cashless Gaming Discussion
8 May 2019
Earlier this week team members from Clubs New Zealand were invited to attend the DIA’s preliminary discussion on cashless gaming. Also, in attendance were representatives from Hospitality New Zealand, Manufacturers, Problem Gambling Foundation, Societies, GMANZ, Ministry of Health, AUT and the financial sector including the Reserve Bank.
New Zealand's Community Funding Gambling Model Under Threat from Regulator's Bold Plan to Go 100% Cashless
8 May 2019
New Zealand is incredibly fortunate to have a gambling framework that is focused on raising funds for community purposes. Approximately $2.3 billion is spent each year in New Zealand on gambling. The largest share of this, approximately $895 million, is the money spent on gaming machines located outside of New Zealand’s six casinos (gaming machines in pubs and clubs).
Personal Penalties for Breach of Employment Agreement
7 May 2019
A recent decision considers an often asked question and is the first to provide for personal penalties against an individual for breaches of good faith. The matter, Nicholson v. Ford was an appeal by Alan Nicholson against an Authority decision finding him personally liable for breaches of good faith against Matthew Ford. Allan Nicholson was the Director, Chief Executive and a Shareholder in a dental practice, Clinico, that employed Mr Ford as an accounts administrator. Mr Nicholson wished to restructure the company that employed Mr Ford. Mr Nicholson was responsible for the redundancy process that ultimately led to Mr Ford’s dismissal.
Quick tips to help your staff identify Reciprocal Visitors
2 May 2019
Recently we have published a number of articles regarding Reciprocal Visiting Rights and the need for clubs to get their constitutions up to date. At the same time we need to ensure that the clubs policies and procedures are update to date, meet the needs of the clubs constitution and indeed the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 and provide club staff with the knowledge and tools to ensure that alcohol is supplied to Authorised Customers and Authorised Visitors only.
Online Gaming and Potential Gambling Act and Regulation Amendments
2 May 2019
Yesterday afternoon Clubs New Zealand staff met with DIA team members to discuss online gambling and the DIA's Class 4 Regulatory Work Programme.