TAB Retail Venue Geofencing & Digital Bet Renumeration

25 March 2021

The following memo was sent to TAB Agents, Pubs & Clubs from Edward Rennell, GM Broadcasting and Operations on Tuesday 23 March 2021.

Hi All,

As previously communicated TAB NZ have been focussing on the completion of a piece of work to enable the identification of bets placed in TAB retail venues via TAB digital channels with the intention to be able to remunerate TAB contractors for this activity (similar to bets placed via physical retail terminals).

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Minimum wage rises by $1.10 on 1 April 2021

23 March 2021

The Government has  confirmed that the adult minimum wage will increase, from $18.90 to $20.00 per hour on 1 April 2021.

The starting-out and training minimum wage rates will also increase on 1 April 2021, from $15.12 to $16.00 per hour.

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December 2020 shows record high spending at pokie machines

12 March 2021

The latest quarterly statistics published by Te Tari Taiwhenua Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) show a significant increase in Gaming Machine Profits (GMP) in the last months of 2020.

Quarterly GMP for December 2020 ($252 million) was the highest quarterly figure documented since records began in 2007. The next highest was December 2007 at $245 million followed by September 2019 at $244 million.

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Get ready for the Clubs New Zealand 2021 Conference, AGM + EXPO

11 March 2021

This time next week delegates will begin arriving in Christchurch for the Clubs New Zealand 2021 Conference, Expo & AGM hosted by the Richmond Club.

Registrations will open from 9.30am, Friday 19th March at the Richmond Club. As always the National Office team will be on hand throughout the event to get you registered and answer your questions.

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Covid-19 Vaccinations

10 March 2021

There have been an increasing number of questions asked and articles written in New Zealand and overseas as the world ramps up Covid-19 vaccination programmes. Our take on some of these issues:

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Clubs New Zealand 2021 Conference, AGM & EXPO - Meet our Exhibitors

25 February 2021

There are only a few short weeks until the Clubs New Zealand 2021 Conference, AGM and EXPO gets underway at Richmond Club!  Conference kicks off with Expo, which has become a firm favourite for many.

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Your Clubs New Zealand Board for 2021-23

25 February 2021

Nominations for the 2020-23 Clubs New Zealand Board closed on Wednesday 20th January. As a result of receiving more than one nomination for the Marlborough - Nelson, Buller - West Coast Region (Upper South Island), a ballot was conducted to elect the 2021-23 area board member.

The voting closed on Saturday 20th February and we can now confirm the 2021-23 area board representatives;

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Clubs New Zealand 2021 Annual Report

25 February 2021

With preparations for the Clubs New Zealand 2021 Annual General Meeting almost complete the Clubs New Zealand Board is pleased to present the 2021 Annual Report for the year ending 31 December 2020.

An electronic copy of the report is now available to download using the link below;

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Resurgence Support Payments now available

24 February 2021

COVID-19 Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) is available now through the IRD.

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COVID-19 Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) activated

18 February 2021

On 17 February 2021 the Government activated the Covid Resurgence Support Payment.

Eligible businesses will be able to apply for the payment from next Tuesday, 23 February 2021.

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Gambling Commission Rules That Clubs are Entitled to a Reduced Authorised Purpose Return and May Retain a Greater Amount of Gaming Proceeds as Working Capital – Covid-19 Relief

17 February 2021

A recent decision from the Gambling Commission has paved the way for clubs to apply to have their minimum authorised purpose percentage for their current financial year waived.  The decision also enables clubs to hold a larger amount of gaming machine proceeds in reserve as working capital.

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Am I Dismissed Or Not?

17 February 2021

You would think that it would be crystal clear when someone has been dismissed from their employment. And in most cases it is. But on occasions, it can be a real head scratcher. A recent case from the Employment Court, Concrete Structures (NZ) Limited v Sam Ward, saw the Chief Judge state that a dismissal can occur even when neither the employee nor the employer subjectively believes that a dismissal has occurred.

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Get your hands on the future

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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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