Is your club led by a traditionalist or an innovator?
21 April 2016
The pace and ferocity of the outside forces of change are too powerful for any club to even consider not moving with the times. Simultaneously, the expectations and demands of a new generation are firmly focused on future value, not past glories. Clubs need contemporary tools to tackle modern threats. A Club’s single most important leadership decision regarding its mindset for the future is whether to choose a traditionalist or an innovator.
Loss of GMP in exceptional circumstances - who bears the loss?
20 April 2016
The Department of Internal Affairs has recently been asked for guidance about how to manage the loss of Gaming Machine Proceeds (GMP) following an uncontrolled event at a venue such as an armed robbery, theft or natural disaster. From January 2013 to January 2015 there were 21 instances of theft at Class 4 venues that resulted in the late banking of GMP.
How will the new Public Benefit Entity Accounting Standards affect you?
14 April 2016
Those of you who attended the Clubs New Zealand 2016 Conference & AGM would have received in your delegates pack an information sheet regarding the new Public Benefit Entity Accounting Standards prepared by Clubs New Zealand's Auditors Deloitte.
ANZAC Day 2016 - What you need to know
7 April 2016
On Monday 25th April we will all rise to commemorate ANZAC Day. Below you will find an overview of trading hours under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 including the newly introduced The Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Exemption for RNZRSA Clubs from Special Licencing Requirements for ANZAC Day) Amendment Bill as well as information relating to employee entitlements.
Health and Safety at Work Act 2015
7 April 2016
The long awaited Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 ("the HASWA") will replace the current health and safety legislation in New Zealand and came into force on 4 April 2016.
Update on the consultation on the Australia/New Zealand National Standard for Gaming Machine Equipment
29 March 2016
The Department of Internal Affairs has now met with a number of stakeholders on the consultation on the Australia/New Zealand National Standard for Gaming Machine Equipment. As you will know the consultation is seeking feedback on:
Keep Calm and Keep Safe
24 March 2016
Calm down - that's the message from WorkSafe Chief Executive Gordon MacDonald two weeks out from the implementation of the new Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) on 4 April.
"In recent media coverage there has been ill-informed comment about the impact of this legislation which has been a mixture of over-reaction, misinformation and scare-mongering."
Redundancy - Is It Genuine?
23 March 2016
We are often consulted by both Employers and Employees in relation to staff redundancies.
The last 7 years in New Zealand has seen a large number o f redundancies being made for economic reasons.
There are two important factors that must be considered before staff are made redundant for economic reasons. The first factor in the process the Employer must go through when considering a restructure and redundancies. They must include proper consultation with the staff that may be affected by the decision.
Building a Culture of Trust in Your Club
10 March 2016
Values, beliefs and behaviours drive the culture of a club. Whether or not it is a healthy culture that attracts members comes from the top down.
10 March 2016
Why your best asset is your team and why you should be marketing them, not just your venue and events.
Over the past two decades I have witnessed and been a part of this amazing industry that continually evolves and disrupts the status quo, especially in recent years. But no matter how amazing your venue looks and the diversity of facilities for all generations and cultures that you offer, the true asset that makes the difference between you and your competition is the "human factor" - those individuals who put on their club uniforms, are proud to work for you, and give focused attention to their roles and your patrons each day.
The minimum wage
10 March 2016
The Government announced that the adult minimum wage will go up by 50 cents to $15.25 an hour from 1 April 2016.
The starting-out and training hourly minimum wages rates will also increase from $11.80 to $12.20 per hour from 1 April 2016.
Northern Area Report - What a year 2015 was!
3 March 2016
By the time members get to read this report Clubs New Zealand will have had an office in Auckland for just under two years.
My "heading" initially was "Auckland Area Report", but that is totally misleading!