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.
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.
Proposed changes to gambling operational policy - Have your say!
16 November 2021
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.