Armed Robberies - Clubs are not immune

1 August 2019

While we would like to think that clubs are low on the list of targets for armed robberies, we are not immune and must take the time to ensure that we are doing everything we can to ensure the safety of staff and members.  This week we have seen one club manager involved in an armed robbery and a club broken into during the night.

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Top Four Hire Tips

1 August 2019

Clubs are seen as employers of choice, because of good wages and conditions, training and development of staff.  So, all you need to do is pop an ad in your local paper and you'll be flooded with top-quality staff.  Take your pick and we all live - and work - happily ever after!

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Online Gambling Public Consultation Now Open

1 August 2019

The Department of Internal Affairs has commenced its consultation on the Online Gambling in New Zealand Public Discussion Document.  

The Government is interested in knowing what is important to your organisation when it comes to regulating online gambling in New Zealand. The current Gambling Act is from 2003, and like a lot of legislation, it is being challenged by the increasing use of the internet.

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Discussion Document for Clubs New Zealand members on 'A Case for Change"

12 July 2019

This week all clubs should have received a hard copy of the Discussion Document for Clubs New Zealand members on 'A Case for Change".

This discussion document has been prepared by the Clubs New Zealand Board to provide members with background information and the rationale that has formed the basis of the Board recommended changes relating to the governance structure and geographical areas of Clubs New Zealand Incorporated.

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Gambits: Gambling Compliance - 11 July 2019

11 July 2019

Every month the Department of Internal Affairs sends out its Gambits: New for the Gambling System Newsletter. Below you will find the content included in the July 2019 edition.

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Promoting the Clubs New Zealand App to Your Members

11 July 2019

The Clubs New Zealand App is picking up more user every week as members seek more from their membership, enjoy the ease of visiting clubs without having to worry about another card in their back pocket and of course they can find the club nearest to them wherever they are in New Zealand. As the app gains popularity we at National Office are thinking about how best to promote the app and provide you, the clubs with resources to help your members get on board.

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Save heaps on your next ferry trip with our friends at Bluebridge

11 July 2019

Island hopping for an inter-club tournament or just a holiday?  Sail with our friends at Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries and save 12.5% on your passenger and vehicle fares.

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The Art of Email Etiquette

10 July 2019

Ahh electronic mail, everyday we are inundated with it. Some of the emails we receive are imperative for work, others might be personal, and a fair few will be junk. Whatever the case, you're likely trying to get out quick responses, file emails away to restore some kind of order to your inbox, or find a way to unsubscribe from whatever company has just sent you another discount code.

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Tackling gambling harm to improve mental health and equity - Hon Jenny Salesa

4 July 2019

On Friday 28th June, the Government announced its updated national strategy to prevent and minimise gambling harm, says Associate Minister of Health Jenny Salesa.

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Mining Your Data

4 July 2019

Customers expect a lot in their communication from businesses and brands today. They want personalisation and exclusivity - and they want it at the time it's relevant to them. But how do you offer this on a huge scale, potentially, in a club sense, to thousands of members?

It's something that Countdown does really well. For example, I'm a loyal Countdown customer and i scan my rewards card each time I shop to earn points. This provides me with discounts once I accumulate a certain number, and provides Countdown with data about what I buy, when I buy it, and how frequently. They then use this data to populate a weekly email they send me before my habitual Saturday shop, highlighting the things I regularly buy that are on sale that week. I also receive ad-hoc emails with bonus point offers, usually enticing me to buy a different brand of a product I normally buy.

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Committee Size - Is bigger always better?

4 July 2019

With an increasing focus on Board (or Committee) composition, particularly as it relates to diversity, women and independents, there hasn’t been quite so much talk about committee size, but perhaps there should be. Committees of the not-too-distant past have had large numbers of committee members flanking both sides of their grand conference room tables - a grand committee was the sign of a grand club.

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2019 Clubs New Zealand National Quiz Championship

3 July 2019

Calling all Quiz Lovers! Clubs New Zealand and our sponsors are happy to announce the first ever National Quiz Championship, which will be held in Wellington on Saturday 16th of November, 2019.

It's been five years in the making but we finally have it over the line. Thanks to some great work from the team at Believe it or Not we now have an annual event on the Clubs New Zealand calendar where you can prove that you really are the smartest club in the land!

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Get your hands on the future

With the Clubs New Zealand App

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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