News

Clubs New Zealand Template Employment Agreements - Updated

18 November 2021

In light of the recent and incoming employment law changes we have had the Clubs New Zealand template employment agreements reviewed and updated where required.

The updated Clubs New Zealand Individual Employment Agreement Template and the Clubs New Zealand Casual Employment Agreement Template have been loaded in the Clubs New Zealand resource room for members to access.

Read more

Annual Membership Updates will be hitting inboxes next month

18 November 2021

Early next month all clubs will receive an email with a link for you to complete your annual membership update.  This year we have made some big changes to the annual update form to simplify and speed up the process.

As with previous update forms, this one will be online and the link to access the form will be emailed to each club early in December.  We will be asking clubs to complete the membership declaration and reciprocal rights sections only, so the form has reduced from many, many fields down to six.

Read more

Proposed changes to gambling operational policy - Have your say!

16 November 2021

Kia ora,

We are making changes to our operational policy regarding gaming machine profits (GMP) data and are inviting you to have your say.

The proposed change will allow select permitted users that need detailed data to carry out their work access to GMP data at an individual venue level. This is different to our current approach, where we publish GMP data at the territorial district level on our website every quarter.

Read more

Christmas and New Year Public Holiday Entitlements 2021/22

11 November 2021

This year the Christmas and New Year public holidays fall on Saturday 25 December, Sunday 26 December, Saturday 1 January and Sunday 2 January meaning that Mondayisation and even Tuesdayisation are going to be in play.

Below is a brief overview of the entitlements for these holidays, if you require further information please contact Clubs New Zealand on 0800 4 CLUBS or visit the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website at www.employment.govt.nz

Read more

New Zealand EMS Sector Website Launch

10 November 2021

Intralot New Zealand are pleased to announce from the 1st October 2021, a new EMS Sector website will be launched for all Society, Venue and DIA users.

Read more

DIA Operational Update: Implementing the Gambling Commission's recommendation: [Appeal by Pub Charity Limited re Matata Hotel GC 03/21]

9 November 2021

Kia ora koutou,

We agree with the Commission’s decision of March 2021 to enable corporate societies to correct the number of permitted machines listed on venue licences, and we have been exploring ways to implement the approach suggested by the Commission.

Read more

Final Report on the Incorporated Societies Bill

4 November 2021

The Final report of the Economic Development, Science and Innovation Committee on the Incorporated Societies Bill has been released with the committee recommending that it be passed.

There are a number of amendments as part of the report which are unanimously recommended by the committee.

Read more

Clubs New Zealand Family Race Day 2020 - Saturday 22nd January 2022

4 November 2021

Clubs New Zealand Family Race Day will be held on Saturday 22nd January at the Trentham Racecourse.  We are excited to be sponsoring this race day and look forward to seeing as many club representatives and members as possible enjoying a great day out at the races.

Read more

MEDIA RELEASE: Getting Back to Doing What We Love

2 November 2021

The Covid Protection Framework announced on the 22nd of October, will give the club industry the certainty it needs to get back to doing what we love, without the need for snap lockdowns, says Clubs New Zealand.

“Once the framework is in place Clubs New Zealand will encourage all Clubs New Zealand member clubs to use the vaccine certificate requirements so that they can operate at the green and orange levels without restriction”, says Chief Executive Larry Graham.

Read more

Club Websites

21 October 2021

Whether you paid someone to create the website for your club and now can’t get updates, or just want a fresh look to promote the business, the most common question I get from clubs is around building websites.

Read more

Sign in registers and the Privacy Act 2020

21 October 2021

Many of you will have seen the guidance from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner in regards to alternative contact tracing registers and the need to ensure that they comply with the Privacy Act 2020.  

“Using an open sheet or register left in a public-facing position where personal information is visible to others is a leading cause of COVID-19-related privacy breaches. It’s important that businesses provide other methods of collecting and storing contact tracing records, but in ways which also protect the privacy of those whose details are being collected.” Says Privacy Commissioner John Edwards.

Read more

Covid may be a Game Changer, but the Rules are Unchanged

18 October 2021

The pandemic has had a number of far reaching and adverse impacts on many aspects of society, some of which were not foreseeable. However, one sadly predictable effect is the severe financial impact on some businesses caused by extended lockdowns. Whilst government help has been available, it will not be enough for some businesses, and they will be turning to retrenchment and redundancies to survive.

Read more

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.

 

Find out more