It is not goodbye

26 May 2016

Clubs New Zealand's long serving National Operations Manager - Gus Rieper is leaving to take on a new challenge in Auckland. After close to ten years with the National Office in Wellington, Gus has accepted the role of Secretary/Manager at Henderson RSA.

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How to bring your payroll system up to date

26 May 2016

If your payroll software is more than a few years old, it might be holding your business back. New systems can do much more for you in less time. So how can you bring your payroll system up to date?

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Incorporated Societies Act

17 May 2016

Last year Clubs New Zealand informed its Members that the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is seeking submissions on the Exposure Draft of the Incorporated Societies Bill and standard provisions for society constitutions. It should be noted that this is an Exposure Draft which will assist the ministry to produce the Incorporated Societies Bill to table to parliament probably later in the year.

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Media Release: Clubs New Zealand Members not Affected by new Class 4 Payment System

17 May 2016

Clubs New Zealand is concerned that muddled media commentary on a new payments system to reimburse commercial venues for hosting gambling machines may mislead the public into presuming non-profit Clubs have been receiving rentals for their in-house class 4 gaming machines.

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Cold and Flu season is upon us

12 May 2016

The cold and flu season is once again upon us and with it comes the balancing act of ensuring that your club is sufficiently staffed, but at the same time ensuring that employees can and do take the sick leave they are entitled to, minimising the risk of spreading illnesses such as the flu and colds to other employees and your members.

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Beyond Philanthropy

10 May 2016

Building community partnership is not just about writing a cheque. A more sophisticated approach will bring tangible and meaningful results for your club and its community.

As many of us have come to realise, the model of clubs in New Zealand is unique. The industry is highly diverse, multifaceted and socially inclusive. And while we all operate under while we all operate under the same regulatory framework (often with varied interests), we all share one common purpose - to serve our local community.

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Wait...did I order that?

9 May 2016

An invoice has arrived at the club for advertising in a local publication, the invoice looks legitimate, but you cannot recall ordering or approving any advertising. You check out the publication in question and sure enough there is an advertisement for the club, yet you know you did not order it and there is no paper work to back up the order……..do you have to pay the invoice?

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Papanui's 'amazing new expression' of a modern day club'

5 May 2016

Seizing the opportunity to redefine what a modern day chartered club looks and feels like in the wake of the earthquake was the best thing that ever happened to Christchurch's Papanui Club, according to its manager Keith Ballantyne.

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Why good corporate governance is so good

4 May 2016

It is essential to running a successful business and protecting the interests of the club, its members and directors.

Strong corporate governance should be the foundation for all decisions in a club. It can assist committees and management to make good decisions that are in the best interests of the club, its members and other stakeholders.

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Sweeping changes for taxi industry

28 April 2016

Some of the changes to the taxi industry announced by the government may have a beneficial effect on those clubs who currently operate their courtesy coach under a Passenger Service Licence and P Endorsed Driver or clubs who are looking at moving away from membership donations to charging their members for the service. Some of the noticeable changes are:

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New compensation rules for cancelled shifts

28 April 2016

Changes to employment laws are introducing compensation for workers whose shifts get cancelled without reasonable notice. Here’s what you need to know.

When: 1 April 2016

What: You must give workers reasonable notice of any cancelled shifts. If you don’t give enough notice, you must pay reasonable compensation. Details of the period of notice and compensation rate must go into their written employment agreements. Both must be reasonable.

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New Employment Standards - Harsh Penalties for Transgressors

28 April 2016

On 1 April 2016, the various Acts amended by the Employment Standards Legislation Bill came into effect. A summary of the changes around enforcement of employment standards are below. Subsequent issues of ‘The Advocate’ will deal with ‘zero hours’ changes and parental leave changes.

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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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