Congratulations Papanui Club
Last week we were eager to find out the results of the 2016 Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence with Papanui Club up for The Best New/Redeveloped Bar/Restaurant. This week we are so pleased to be able to say they won!!!
This is as far as we know the first time a club has ever won a Hospitality New Zealand Award for Excellence (let alone be a finalist). This award is proof that determination and taking some big risks can have big rewards.
Alcohol Licencing Shut Down Period
For clubs with events and licence renewals on the horizon now is the time to start planning and factoring in the nationwide statutory shut down period for alcohol licensing which runs from 20 December 2016 through to 15 January 2017. District Licencing Committee's will not be considering applications during this period and these days will not be counted as 'working days' for receiving applications.
Introducing the Remuera Club - Open Day October 30th
Remuera Club, formerly known as The Commerce Club of Auckland, invites you to an Open Day Sunday 30th October to view its refurbished premises and enjoy drinks and nibbles.
The change of name and refurbishment is part of the clubs five-year plan, which will result in a greater use of the club's facilities and attract a younger participatory member group to carry the club forward in a positive direction.
The last ClubTAB Weekly Prize Draw
This week we are having the last weekly TAB draw for a while, and since it hasn’t been won anytime recently it’s up to a whopping $30,000!
Stopping the weekly draw allows us (Clubs New Zealand and the New Zealand Racing Board) to focus on giving you better, more regular, Punter’s Competitions which drive a lot more activity and support in your clubs. Feedback from key Clubs is that these are a lot more popular with your members. As you are probably aware, the weekly draw often isn’t won and we would rather get people into your clubs and staying for a few pints, punts and food while having a day of fun testing their punting prowess. We notice a ‘halo’ effect after running these types of activities, where ClubTAB sales are ‘up’ for a few weeks after the competition - a win/win for all of us!