Initial Cashless Gaming Discussion

8 May 2019

Earlier this week team members from Clubs New Zealand were invited to attend the DIA’s preliminary discussion on cashless gaming. Also, in attendance were representatives from Hospitality New Zealand, Manufacturers, Problem Gambling Foundation, Societies, GMANZ, Ministry of Health, AUT and the financial sector including the Reserve Bank.

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New Zealand's Community Funding Gambling Model Under Threat from Regulator's Bold Plan to Go 100% Cashless

8 May 2019

New Zealand is incredibly fortunate to have a gambling framework that is focused on raising funds for community purposes. Approximately $2.3 billion is spent each year in New Zealand on gambling. The largest share of this, approximately $895 million, is the money spent on gaming machines located outside of New Zealand’s six casinos (gaming machines in pubs and clubs).

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Personal Penalties for Breach of Employment Agreement

7 May 2019

A recent decision considers an often asked question and is the first to provide for personal penalties against an individual for breaches of good faith. The matter, Nicholson v. Ford was an appeal by Alan Nicholson against an Authority decision finding him personally liable for breaches of good faith against Matthew Ford. Allan Nicholson was the Director, Chief Executive and a Shareholder in a dental practice, Clinico, that employed Mr Ford as an accounts administrator. Mr Nicholson wished to restructure the company that employed Mr Ford. Mr Nicholson was responsible for the redundancy process that ultimately led to Mr Ford’s dismissal.

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Quick tips to help your staff identify Reciprocal Visitors

2 May 2019

Recently we have published a number of articles regarding Reciprocal Visiting Rights and the need for clubs to get their constitutions up to date. At the same time we need to ensure that the clubs policies and procedures are update to date, meet the needs of the clubs constitution and indeed the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 and provide club staff with the knowledge and tools to ensure that alcohol is supplied to Authorised Customers and Authorised Visitors only.

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Online Gaming and Potential Gambling Act and Regulation Amendments

2 May 2019

Yesterday afternoon Clubs New Zealand staff met with DIA team members to discuss online gambling and the DIA's Class 4 Regulatory Work Programme.

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We are live with the new Clubs New Zealand Online

2 May 2019

This week the new website went live and we are so excited to share it with members.  Many of you have already checked out the new site and had a good play, if you haven't yet we absolutely recommend you get stuck in!

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Domestic Violence, role of the employer

24 April 2019

Statistics tell us Police respond to a family violence incident every 5 minutes on average, and 76% of these incidents also go unreported.

As the Employer you now have a duty and role to play if any of your staff become victims of domestic violence, or are the primary care giver for victims of the same.

Now with a framework of employer paid support in workplaces it's likely that most businesses will experience the issue first hand at some point. Businesses need to be ready, managers need to know what to do.

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Clubs New Zealand Template Employment Agreements - Updated

24 April 2019

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

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Registrations for the 2019 Club Management Conference to open this week

17 April 2019

Passports in order, flights booked, accommodation sorted and now all that is left is to register for the 2019 Club Management Conference being held in Sydney, Australia alongside the Australasian Gaming Expo. Registrations will be opening on Friday 19th April, as with previous conferences an email will be sent to each club containing a unique link for you to register for conference.

You will have until Friday 28th June to register for the conference.

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Spark Sport shares Rugby World Cup 2019 Pricing

17 April 2019

Earlier this week CEO Larry Graham, along with Vicki Lee, CEO Hospitality New Zealand met with the team from Spark Sport to discuss this years Rugby World Cup Coverage. This meeting was a great opportunity for Clubs New Zealand and Hospitality New Zealand to understand how clubs and pubs will be able to access the Rugby World Cup Coverage and at what price.

The most important message we can stress is get prepared early for both the early bird pricing and to ensure that your clubs internet connection and AV set up is ready to go come September.

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Gambling Compliance - 11 April 2019

12 April 2019

The below information is taken from Gambits - News for the Gambling Sector published on 11 April 2019.

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Reciprocal Rights - The Thin Edge of the Wedge

11 April 2019

Reciprocal Rights is a part of club life that dates back to the very first clubs established in New Zealand. It provides club members the opportunity to visit and enjoy the facilities and hospitality of clubs right across the country. Reciprocal Rights reinforces the club community in New Zealand and supports social visits and sporting tournaments enjoyed by many club members.

As an industry we must act now to ensure that this fundamental part of club life is protected because it is under increasing scrutiny!

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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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