News

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.

Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day - 26 September 2022

14 September 2022

On Monday 26 September, New Zealand will mark the passing of Queen Elizabeth II with a State Memorial Service and one-off public holiday.

The public holiday will be called Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day.  This is a one off public holiday and the normal public holiday requirements under the Holiday's Act will apply, legislation will be passed shortly to bring the holiday into force.

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It is time to make sure your eftpos machines are ready for the new compliance requirements

8 September 2022

As many of you are probably aware, there are a lot of older eftpos machines that need upgrading/replacing by April 2023 to meet compliance. If you are considering using ClubPOS in the future, it would be worthwhile ensuring that you get an eftpos machine that is compatible during this changeover, or when your contract is up for renewal.

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Why recording your Class 4 observations and interventions is so important

8 September 2022

Every venue that operates Class 4 Gaming Machines has a responsibility and obligation to monitor their customers for signs of problem gambling.  A key part of the monitoring process is recording observations and interactions, so that informed decisions can be made as to whether a customer is experiencing gambling harm, and whether an intervention or further action is required.

You must have a formal process for recording observations and interaction, this usually comes in the form of a logbook. 

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Clubs New Zealand Road Show

25 August 2022

During June and August members of the Clubs New Zealand National Office Team hit the road for the Clubs New Zealand Road Show.  The aim of the Road Shows was simple, we wanted to take the show on the road and give clubs the opportunity to get together and catch up on some of the latest developments from the team at National Office, this was particularly important given the last few years of restricted travel.

The Road Show was held in six different locations (2 in the South and 4 in the North) and in total was attended by over 180 club representatives.  We would like to thank everyone who took the time out to come along to the Road Show, we really valued the opportunity to sit down and talk through key topics impacting our industry and hearing directly from you. 

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Repeal of Good Friday and Easter Sunday as Restricted Trading Days (Shop Trading and Sale of Alcohol) Amendment Bill fails to pass first reading

4 August 2022

On Wednesday 3rd August, Act MP, Chris Baillie's members bill the Repeal of Repeal of Good Friday and Easter Sunday as Restricted Trading Days (Shop Trading and Sale of Alcohol) Amendment Bill had its first reading in Parliament, where it failed to progress to the select committee stage.

While the bill was not of huge significance for club licence holders, Clubs New Zealand is disappointed that the bill has failed to progress.  Clubs New Zealand saw the bill as an important step in removing the confusion that surrounds Easter trading rules for licence holders and the public.

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Clubs New Zealand 2022 Wage and Salary Guide

4 August 2022

We would like to thank all clubs that participated in this years Wage and Salary Survey and are pleased to announce that the Clubs New Zealand 2022 Wage and Salary Guide is now available for members to download in the resource room.

The 2022 Wage and Salary Survey was conducted as an online survey from 9th June 2022 through to 31st July 2022 for which we received a total of 151 responses. This is a largest response rate that we have received for this survey and clearly demonstrates the need for reliable wage and salary data. 

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Introductory Offer from Catch Phrase Promotions

3 August 2022

Hello to all Clubs New Zealand members, we are extremely excited to be involved with Clubs New Zealand and we look forward to meeting you all over the next few months as we get out and meet as many of you as we can and find out about your business and how we can help.

Catch Phrase Promotions has a vast range to offer members with all types of uniforms for bar and kitchen staff, front desk, adjuncts, and teams.

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Let your brand standout with Catch Phrase Promotions

28 July 2022

Clubs New Zealand is pleased to introduce our newest partner Catch Phrase Promotions.

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Club Managers Conference 2022 Update

28 July 2022

Fellow Managers, well after two stalled attempts to get to Whangamata, to quote a Barry Manilow song “looks like we made it!”

Clubs New Zealand recently advertised the dates Tuesday 11th to Thursday 13th October, to be held at the Whangamata Club.

The format will be on a similar line to what we had planned for 2020 & 2021, with a strong employment focus on the Wednesday followed by food & technology on the Thursday prior to the Group AGM and discussion on future direction.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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