Here you will find news articles and updates relevant to the club industry. Please note that circulars are only visible to club representatives that are logged into the Clubs New Zealand website.
Stream Trackside 1 and Trackside 2 through Spark Sport
26 July 2022
Spark Sport for Business is excited to announce our commercial customers can now stream Trackside 1 and Trackside 2 through Spark Sport within their premises.
For the best of LIVE racing from New Zealand and the world.
Fair game, fair price!
Letting your members know why your club is a part of the Clubs New Zealand Community?
18 July 2022
Clubs continue to evolve to meet changing conditions – from natural disasters and Covid-19 to the ongoing operational challenges. And through it all, Clubs New Zealand is there with you.
Your club’s membership of Clubs New Zealand unlocks access to exclusive benefits and services that allow your club to grow and ensure the industry’s ongoing viability. Clubs New Zealand always puts the interests of clubs and their communities first – and we strongly believe that you should be sharing this with your members.
Proof of COVID-19 infection and being a household contact
15 July 2022
Employers can consider text messages the Ministry of Health sends to people with COVID-19 and their household contacts as proof of needing time off work.
Due to winter illnesses putting pressure on primary care providers, the Ministry of Health would like to remind employers that they can consider the text messages it sends to people positive with COVID-19 and their household contacts, as proof of needing time off work.
Update on publication of GMP data at venue level
13 July 2022
You will be aware that late last year the Department consulted on the release of GMP data at venue level. Clubs New Zealand provided a submission in opposition of the release of venue level GMP data, as we believe that doing so is a serious health and safety issue that increases the risk of armed robbery, and places employees lives at risk.
The Department of Internal Affairs have provided an update on the consultation on the publication of GMP data at venue level.
Member Draw Software
7 July 2022
This week Leigh has been taking another look at member draw software and there are a lot to choose from. Admittedly many are very basic, but he tested a few of the better offerings and one that stands out as having great features for the $$$ is Club Raffle.
The Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Harm Minimisation) Amendment Bill
4 July 2022
Chloe Swarbricks Member's Bill "The Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Harm Minimisation) Amendment Bill was introduced to Parliament on the 30th June 2022. The bill covers two parts. Part 1 aims to abolish appeals on local alcohol policies while Part 2 looks to implement the recommendations of the 2014 Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship which would ban alcohol sponsorship and advertising of all streamed and live sports and ban alcohol sponsorship at all sporting venues.
Customer or debtor? Are we treating renewals and membership fees as an opportunity?
29 June 2022
The team at National Office have recently uncovered an audio recording from the Clubs New Zealand Conference and AGM, 1999. The audio is of a keynote presentation from Steve Parker, expert in marketing and associated matters, and a well established “clubby”. This wasn’t the first time Steve spoke at a Clubs New Zealand event and it certainly was not the last, but what is striking about this particular, 23-year-old piece of audio is that it is 100% relevant to clubs today.
Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm
27 June 2022
Today, Minister of Health, Hon Andrew Little and Minister for Internal Affairs, Jan Tinetti publicly released the 2022/23 to 2024/25 Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm. This release is ahead of the strategies formal launch later this week at the International Gambling Conference.
As outlined within the Ministers statement the new strategy focuses on strengthening public health approaches and service responses to gambling harm by putting communities, tāngata whaiora and whānau firmly at the centre of a service.
Recording Exclusion Order Breaches within the CONCERN Database
23 June 2022
Section 311 of the Gambling Act 2003 outlines the requirements to remove a person who enters a gambling venue in breach of an exclusion order, once you have removed that person the Act and Regulations are pretty silent on what you should do next.
The CONCERN Database has introduced breach notification functionality, this will enable venue managers and the National MVE Admin to add in breaches against an excluded person.
Part time employees must be paid $1696 a fortnight regardless of how many hours they work
15 June 2022
Employment Court rules that all salaried employees who are paid fortnightly must be paid $1,696 a fortnight regardless of how many hours they work
The Employment Court has ruled that Mount Cook Airline Limited’s part-time cabin crew who are paid a salary need to be paid the full fortnightly minimum wage of $1,600 (now $1,696 as at 1 April 2022) despite these part-time cabin crew only working six days a fortnight. This aspect of the Employment Court’s decision has been appealed to the Court of Appeal.
The Clubs New Zealand 2022 Wage and Salary Survey is Open
9 June 2022
The Clubs New Zealand Wage and Salary Survey is back for 2022 and open for all clubs to complete now.
The results from the Wage and Salary Survey allow us to create the annual Wage and Salary Guide which is an incredibly sought after resource. The Wage and Salary Guide will only be prepared if we receive enough responses to the survey, as we want to ensure we are creating relevant and meaningful resources for clubs to use.
Harm Minimisation Training Update
9 June 2022
At Clubs New Zealand we are committed to host responsibility and providing club committees, management and staff with the tools, resources and knowledge that enables them to build a culture of care.
Since the beginning of 2022 Clubs New Zealand has held 24 Harm Minimisation Training Courses which were attended by more than 148 Club Employees, and we are not done yet.