Time to Focus

17 January 2019

2018 was a tumultuous year in the corporate world, with numerous emerging risks and challenges, exacerbated by growing regulation and greater public scrutiny. The bar has been lifted in regard to greater accountability and expectations of those charged with governance. In addition, the reputation risk of not maintaining appropriate standards has never been higher.

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Clubs New Zealand 2019 Annual Conference, AGM + Expo - Partners Trips

17 January 2019

The Tauranga Citizens Club have put together two day trips for partners coming to Tauranga for the Clubs New Zealand 2019 Conference, AGM + EXPO.

Those partners who wish to participate in one or both of the trips will be able to register their interest and payment directly with the Tauranga Citizens Club on arrival in Tauranga.

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Its time for the club industry to blaze trails and lead the way!

17 January 2019

The ground work is done, Clubs New Zealand is sitting on a massive digital opportunity, we have a world class CRM (Customer Relationship Management System), a new mobile application and shortly we will be launching a new website (all of which will be connected).

There is no doubt that data and digital is where we need to go, so now that the ground work is done we need to really start using it, collectively and as an industry. Together we must blaze a digital trail and lead the way.

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Long-standing pub owners fined $30,000 for treating employees as casuals

17 January 2019

Two Canterbury tavern owners have been ordered to pay $30,000 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) for 30 breaches of the Holidays Act.

Malcolm and Claire Bennett, owners and operators of the Coalgate Tavern in Canterbury for more than 30 years, have been penalised for failing to provide three employees with minimum holiday rights, by treating them as casual employees despite them being permanent staff.

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Is your Club Planning for the Future?

10 January 2019

Is your club continually looking toward the future? Five year? Ten Years? Even 20 years ahead? If, not your club should be doing so regularly while constantly reviewing and updating your business plan.

Clubs are operating in an ever-changing and challenging regulatory environment as well as having to respond to the demographic changes that are constantly taking place around them, not all of which are favourable to traditional club operations as we know them.

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Our new website is in need of some new photos!

10 January 2019

That's right, this year Clubs New Zealand will be getting a new website. The current Clubs New Zealand website is 10 years old (which is ancient in website years) and very much in need of some love. Towards the end of 2018 Clubs New Zealand engaged its web designers to develop a plan to launch a new, modern, sleek website and we are very excited to announce that the new site is well on its way and expected to launch in March this year.

We want our new website to really showcase the best of our industry and that is where we need your help. We are in need of high-quality photos that we can feature on the website. If you have any photos that you think show case what clubs are all about please send them to lucy@clubsnz.com

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The Christmas Spirit from the Invercargill Workingmen’s Club

9 January 2019

Just before Christmas the Invercargill Workingmen’s Club donated nearly $7,000 and a stage full of presents to the Invercargill Women’s Refuge to assist those families whose Christmas is not what it should have been.

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Clubs New Zealand 2019 Conference, AGM + EXPO - Welcome to Sunny Tauranga

20 December 2018

Registrations for the Clubs New Zealand 2019 Conference, AGM + Expo are open. All Clubs New Zealand members will have received an email containing a link to your club’s unique registration form.

The Tauranga Citizens Club is excited to be hosting delegates and guests from Thursday 21st March through to Saturday 23rd March 2019.

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Minimum Wage Increases set for Three Years

20 December 2018

Club administrators need to take heed of the Government’s announcement that the minimum wage will increase by $1.20 per hour (from $16.50) to $17.70 from April 1st 2019 (No, it’s not a joke!). Great news for those employed on minimum wage, bad news for all small business owners and operators.

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Happy and safe holidays from the Gambling Regulator

18 December 2018

I wanted to introduce myself as the new Director of Gambling. I took over from Gareth Bostock in November. I will be acting in this role until April next year.

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Clubs New Zealand Tournament Dates for 2019

17 December 2018

Next month the Clubs New Zealand sporting calendar will kick off with the North Island Women's Golf Teams hosted by the Waitomo Club. Once again we have produced a one page easy to print calendar showing all Clubs New Zealand tournaments by month and by sport.

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Clubs New Zealand 2018 Sport $2,000 Prezzy Card Winner is....

17 December 2018

On Thursday 6th December to draw to find the winner of the 2018 Clubs New Zealand Sport $2,000 Prezzy Card Voucher was held at Clubs New Zealand National Office. We would like to congratulate this years winner Pamela Dunbar of the New Brighton Club.

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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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