FROM THE BALCONY
The latest news and happenings from Squash NZ
Find out how you can
support our Christ-
church Squash Clubs on Squash NZ Invests $150,000 into District Projects
Two new initiatives this year will see a (Wellington).
$150,000 investment into the 11 squash Three Districts will see the establishment
districts, to deliver local projects that are of part-time Squash Development Officer
In this Issue...
aligned to national strategies. roles, with the opportunity to expand
those roles to full-time if other funding is
Squash NZ Invests $150,000 into Squash NZ (SNZ) has returned a portion obtained.
District Projects, p1
of affiliation fees collected to the Dis-
Squash NZ Appeals to YOU to tricts, but this year has changed the proc- Projects that aim to increase junior mem-
Rally for Christchurch, p2 esses for this funding. Two funds were berships in clubs also featured in the
Squash Canterbury Seeks Admini- made available - one for coach develop- funding, whilst other Districts focussed
stration Officer, p2 ment and the other for club development on club facility maintenance planning.
Upcoming Events, p2 - and all projects had to align to the na-
The Voice at the Top (column tional coaching and club development Squash Canterbury will be developing a
from CE Jim O’Grady), p3 strategies. strategy for quake-damaged clubs...
Squash NZ Welcomes Sharon
Sissing Abroad, p3 CLUB DEVELOPMENT INVESTMENTS “Research has shown that sport is an im-
Squash NZ Listens and Reacts - portant part of bringing communities
You Said, We Did, p3 SNZ has just confirmed District Develop- together during a time of natural disaster
Coaching Roadshow and National ment Investments to the value of in the recovery and rebuilding stages”
Coaching Workshops, p4 $100,000 to Districts, starting 1 April
Understanding the Athlete (Small 2011. The projects will have a big impact Squash NZ will be monitoring all funded
Nix 5-8yrs), p4 on our squash community in a variety of projects through quarterly reporting and
14 New Trainers Ready for Ac- ways. by providing support and guidance
tion, p4 throughout the duration of the projects.
When Coaching Children, Re- Many clubs will benefit from direct fund-
member…. p4 ing to implement the Squash IT (SIT) COACH DEVELOPMENT INVESTMENTS
2012 National Championships at online booking system whilst many Dis-
Showcase Court, p5 tricts will soon be running courses to edu- The Coach Development grants will be
National Secondary Schools Sport cate clubs and members about the SIT confirming $50,000 to Districts through
Coordinator Contacts, p5 system. The system offers great member letters this week.
HP Happenings—A Whole Lot of
management options for clubs but many
Writing, p6 clubs are unaware of this. The funding will assist Districts to recruit,
support, develop and retain coaches
How are our Kiwis ranked? p6
“We are providing clubs with the tools through a variety of projects. The major
Where are our Kiwis Playing? P6
they need to function independently, but emphasis of the fund is on the develop-
Code of Expected Behaviour, p7 with help on hand if they require it.” ment of coaches through the support of
Introducing the Squash Director Squash Waikato project based CoachForce roles. These
Role, P7 coaches will be facilitating the delivery of
Hawkes Continues Tradition, p7 Many districts are offering resources and the Squash NZ Coach Development
Employment Law Changes support to clubs through programmes Framework along with the provision of
from 1 April 2011, p8 such as rules and refereeing roadshows assistance for club coaches to develop
Contact Squash NZ, p8 (Southland), development of club mar- junior and senior club and school squash
keting tools (Auckland), ClubMark programmes that are linked to each
(Canterbury), and Governance workshops other.
April 2011 FROM THE BALCONY Page 2
Squash NZ Appeals to YOU to RALLY FOR CHRISTCHURCH
Upcoming Events Squash NZ and the Canterbury Squash 11/6 - the Challenger pays $18 and the
Foundation are leading a national cam- club (or sponsor) pays $15
• 1-3 Apr: Midlands/Otago/Central paign to raise funds for badly damaged
Otago Triangular; Whangarei squash clubs in the February earth- However, we understand that this is a
Junior 1-day; Henderson Memorial quake in Christchurch. busy time for clubs and that you may not
B; Waikato Doubles; Kapiti Open;
Mt Maunganui B; Taneatua B;
want to organise yet another tourna-
Ashhurst-Pohangina B We are asking all clubs to host a fund- ment / event. Therefore Squash NZ wel-
raising event to con- comes any fundraising ef-
• 3 Apr: Royal Oak Womens 1-day; tribute to the fund and fort that can contribute to
Waikato Junior 1-day
to let Squash NZ know the clubs of Christchurch.
• 7-9 Apr: Edgecumbe B the details of that Alternatively your club can
fundraising. We can all make a direct monetary
• 8-10 Apr: Auckland/Waikato/BOP
Junior triangular; Wellsford Open; help individually, but donation into this account:
Kumeu B; Papakura Masters; together we can show our Cantabrian Account name: New Zealand Squash Inc.
Ruakura B; Te Kuiti B; Te Puke squash colleagues that in times of need, Account number: 03-0155-0304279-001
Junior C-J Grade; Hastings Open;
squashies stick together.
Tararua B; Masterton Open; What do you do next?
Wainuiomata Masters & Doubles; How can your club help?
Khandallah D; Motueka D; Squash- Once your club has decided how you will
ways Pre-season Open; Ashburton Paul Wright (Remeura Rackets Club) has be participating in RALLY FOR CHRIST-
Open provided an excellent suggestion for the CHURCH, please phone (09) 815 0970 or
format of a fun night which can be held
April 2011 email firstname.lastname@example.org to regis-
at Club Night or run over a weekend. ter your fundraising efforts. Squash NZ
M Tu W Th Fri Sa Su • 1 x top club player per court (eg. 6 will provide further information and a
1 2 3 courts = 6 players) poster template upon registration.
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
• Each top player plays 5 people who
are seeded on ability 100% of all proceeds will go directly to
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 rebuild the effected Christchurch squash
• Each match scored PAR 11 and play
18 19 20 21 22 23 24 best of three clubs. In the coming weeks, we will gain a
better picture of the work that will be
25 26 27 28 29 30 • Each match is worth $33
required to help get the clubs back up and
• The challenger will pay $33 minus running and participating once more in
• 14-16 Apr: Lakes High B any points they win. Eg. 11/4 11/5 our game.
• 15-17 Apr: Auckland Open; Te
Aroha Open; Mangakahia Juniors; The South Island Open will go ahead as scheduled over the Queen’s Birth-
Marist B; Putaruru B; SquashGym
PN Open; Island Bay Open; day weekend at Linwood. Another club will assist with overflow courts but
Waimea Open; Northern B; Alex- this is to be confirmed. The club are excited about hosting this event in
andra Jnr; Tapanui Open Christchurch and working together to deliver a high-class tournament.
• 17-25 Apr: Australian Junior Series
• 21-24 Apr: Te Puke Open
• 22-24 Apr: Waipu Open; Hawkes Squash Canterbury Seeks Administration Officer
Bay SRC Easter; Manurewa Easter
B; Wanganui Open; Okato B;
Squash Canterbury is seeking a part-time administrator to join the staff. This exciting
Hokitika Open; Clutha Open;
Makarewa Juniors role will be for 20 hours per week and include a wide variety of tasks including Inter-
club management, representative team coordination, event management, facility
• 29 Apr - 1 May: NZ Junior Open;
Auckland Squash Centre Open; management and other administration.
Red Beach B; Hamilton Old Boys
B; Paeroa B; Geyser City Open; For more information about this role, please visit
Waipukurau Open; Inglewood the Squash Canterbury website at
B; Taihape B; Mitchell Park B;
Christchurch Football Open; www.squashcanterbury.co.nz or contact the Opera-
Southland Doubles tions Manager Piet van Hasselt on 03 341 5438 or
April 2011 FROM THE BALCONY Page 3
Monthly column from Squash NZ
The Voice at the Top Chief Executive Jim O’Grady
In the aftermath of the in the office shortly. the near future and we
earthquake in Christchurch Sharon Sissing started as encourage your input
the squash clubs affected by Business Administrator on
the disaster are beginning to 11 April whilst Brett Dennis It was great to see Kashif
realise the full extent of the begins as Squash Director Shuja win the Swiss Open
damage they have suffered on 26 April. after a long period off the
and the impact it will have podium. Kashif has strug- Squash NZ listens
on their futures. It is going At the recent SNZ Board gled with injury over the
to be a long and expensive meeting a decision was last 12 months and this is a
process to fully restore made to postpone the NZ welcome return to form.
In 2008, Squash NZ completed
these facilities and it will Open for 2011. There were
a Stakeholder Survey with its
have a significant effect on a number of factors in this The World Junior Girl’s
Districts and clubs. The survey
squash in Christchurch for decision but the Board Championship has been
provided us with plenty of
some time. signalled clearly their in- moved from Egypt to the
insight into what the squash
tent to pursue hosting the USA in July and the girls
community wanted and over
Squash NZ and the Canter- event in 2012 and shortly squad is training hard in
the last two years, we have
bury Squash Foundation expressions of interest will preparation for the event.
been working hard to imple-
have been working on an be sought for this & other The World Men’s Teams
appeal to help raise funds national events next year. event will be held in Ger-
for the affected clubs in many in August and it will
Christchurch. This newslet- The Board has recognised be an opportunity for some
ter contains details on how the unfinished nature of of our emerging players to
clubs can contribute to this the T2020 project and they push for a spot in this You said...
fund and I would encourage agreed at the meeting to team.
every club in the country to complete the work that
“High Performance is your only
get behind the appeal to was started two years ago. Sadly since our last news-
focus with 50% of your staff fo-
support Canterbury. Progress has been made in letter Lois Smith passed
cussed on this area.”
many areas but the affilia- away. Many in squash will
As mentioned in the last tion and structural reviews have fond memories of
newsletter SNZ has recently are incomplete and need Lois as the Director of Jun-
advertised for a High Per- to be resurrected. Greg ior Squash in NZ and the
formance Coach. From the McKeown has agreed to director of the World jun- We did...
list of applicants three well chair a task force that will ior Championships in Ham-
qualified candidates were reinvigorate these projects ilton in 1989. Lois made a The Squash NZ office has been
shortlisted and initial inter- so that we reach an agreed great contribution to restructured. The new staff
views are now underway. outcome by the 2011 AGM squash at all levels and her structure is
in November. More infor- friendly nature will be - Chief Executive
There will be two new faces mation will be circulated in sadly missed. - Club Development Director
- Squash Director
- Coaching Director (Part-time)
Squash NZ Welcomes Sharon Sissing Aboard - High Performance Coach
- Business Support Officer
With the restructure in the with knowledge across support to all SNZ pro-
national office nearly fin- many systems. Sharon will grammes, overseeing the
ished, Squash NZ would like be trained on our Squash IT financial accounts and co-
to introduce our new Busi- system and will become ordinating the AGM and
ness Administrator Sharon the main contact for sup- other SNZ meetings.
Sissing, who started in the port of SIT.
office on Monday 11 April. Sharon is originally from
Sharon will also be updat- South Africa and is a keen
Sharon comes from a strong ing the Squash NZ website, netball player who also
administrative background providing administrative enjoys fitness and dancing.
April 2011 FROM THE BALCONY Page 4
Coaching Roadshow and National Coaching Workshops
The ‘How to Coach’ National Roadshow The North Island Coaching Workshop was
has been underway over the past held on Saturday 2nd April at the National
“You don’t know what
month with fantastic turnouts in Whan- Squash Centre in Auckland. The response
you don’t know”
garei, Hamilton, Napier, Gisborne, Wel- was tremendous with registrations filling
lington, Palmerston North, Oamaru, early on!
Dunedin and Invercargill.
14 NEW TRAINERS The workshops focused on 5 key topics • Fun squash activities (5-8 years)
READY FOR ACTION! • What is Coaching? • Teenage characteristics
• Coaching Styles • Coaching in between games
14 Coach Facilitators com- • Questioning • Player assessment detection and
pleted training in March. • Preferred Learning Styles correction
These new Trainers can now • Teaching Games for Understanding • Technical assessment detection and
deliver “Get Started”, “Small correction
Nix” 2 and 2a and “How To The feedback from the module has • Coping and refocusing strategies for
Coach” modules. been excellent with all participants be- players
ing challenged and introduced to some • Coaches exchange
Look out for a workshop in new coaching ideas and thoughts.
your District soon! The South Island Workshop due for Christ-
The last two are in Auckland on 10 April church is currently on hold but will take
and in Tauranga on 18 April. place later this year.
WHEN COACHING CHILDREN,
I am a young person, not a
small adult ...
sometimes I don’t understand
what you are saying!
I love playing squash ...
so please can we play, instead Understanding the Athlete (Small Nix 5-8yrs)
of talking all the time?
One of the key aspects of coaching is un- letes of the future.
derstanding that children go through
Don’t put me down when I many different stages of development in In the first instance coaches need to
ask a question, however their sporting life physically, socially, emo- understand the physical and mental
silly it is ... tionally and cognitively. characteristics of young people. By
your answer might help me to developing an awareness and knowl-
learn! One of the biggest mistakes that we can edge of how children see things in their
make as a coach is to focus on coaching world coaches can provide a coaching
squash rather than coaching children. We environment where young children can
Don’t expect me to have to meet the needs of the young play- experience success and develop a life
produce what we practice ers to get the best from them allowing long love of squash.
in a match straight away... them to develop into well rounded ath-
I may not be ready to
do that just yet!
“Coaching Programmes and competitions for children should be like their
shoes - they should fit perfectly and feel comfortable”
April 2011 FROM THE BALCONY Page 5
2012 National Championships at Showcase Court
In 2011, the NZ Secondary onships. The organising
Schools Squash Champs committee are working
will be hosted by Hender- with the Tauranga Squash
son Squash Club (Auckland) Club, who are building a
on Fri 12 - Sun 14 August. brand new facility in con-
junction with Tauranga
However, planning is al- Boys High School, to host
ready underway for the the 2012 event. With a
2012 NZ Secondary Schools brand new court, the event
Squash National Champi- will be an exciting one.
National Secondary Schools Sport Coordinator Contacts
Northland email@example.com 027 4414 115 / 04 939 1102 If you have any secondary
Sport Northland www.sportbop.co.nz firstname.lastname@example.org school related stories that
Grant Harrison www.collegesport.org.nz you would like to include in
027 494 2571 / 09 473 9600 Waikato
this newsletter, please
email@example.com Sport Waikato: Nigel Elvidge Sport Tasman: Gary Alsop
email Geoff Ellis on
www.sportnorthland.co.nz 027 4742 563 / 07 858 5388 021 0226 3042 / 03 546 7910
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Auckland www.sportwaikato.org.nz www.tasmanregionalsports.org.nz
College Sport Auckland
Jacqui Nassau Eastern Sport Wairarapa
021 308 689 / 09 845 8496 Eastland Sec. School Sport Dayle Clarkson
email@example.com Sue Croskery 0274 654 018 / 06 370 9157
www.collegesport.co.nz 021 720 324 / 06 868 9943 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sport Auckland Canterbury
Belinda Robertson Sport Hawkes Bay School Sport Canterbury
09 623 7915 Tina Arlidge Bill Grogan
email@example.com 027 468 1665 / 06 845 9333 0274 354 693 / 03 373 5059
www.sportauckland.org.nz firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Counties Manukau Sport
Barry George Midlands
021 841 965 / 09 269 0194 Aoraki Secondary School Sport
Sport Manawatu: Ben Koch
firstname.lastname@example.org Bob Pringle
06 357 5349
03 686 3666 / 021 1766 250
www.sportmanawatu.org.nz email@example.com 1980s champion Stuart
Harbour Sport: Renate Smith www.schoolsportaoraki.co.nz
027 479 9564 / 09 415 4652 Sport Taranaki: Steve McKean came out to support
firstname.lastname@example.org 06 759 0930 / 027 4606 485 Otago
Otago Sec. Schools Sports Assoc. Canterbury by partici-
Des Smith pating in a demonstra-
Sport Waitakere 021 736 116 / 03 470 1337 tion night for the Christ-
Gabrielle Gofton email@example.com church High School
021 377 920 / 09 966 3113 www.osssa.org.nz Open, playing old rivalry
firstname.lastname@example.org 027 440 2481 / 06 349 2318 and Shirley Boys High
email@example.com School Old Boy Rod
Southland Sec. Schools Sport
www.sportwanganui.org.nz Hayes. It was great to
Bay of Plenty Fiona Ward
03 217 7244 / 027 430 7509 see Stu supporting his
Sport Bay of Plenty Wellington
Paul Pou firstname.lastname@example.org old high school and to
College Sport Wellington www.southlandschoolsport.org.nz
07 578 0016 / 027 654 6545 see he’s still got it!
April 2011 FROM THE BALCONY Page 6
HP Happenings - A Whole Lot of Writing...
...that is definitely worth reading!
How are our Well, it has been a while since we’ve ing great gains in their games. Towards
Kiwis ranked ? written about HP—so there really is a the end of March the three boys (along
lot to talk about! The WISPA circuit is with Joseph Watts and Chris Lloyd who
cranking in to action and the PSA circuit are also playing well) travelled to Can-
Current Kiwi Top 100 World is looking tougher than ever in terms of berra for the ACT Open, where they were
Rankings... competition. all unseeded. Lance made it through to
So, where has everyone been? Where the quarter finals where he went down to
14 Joelle King are they headed? 3rd seeded Englishman Chris Trusswell.
Joelle King has been training in Mont- Paul however stood out, beating tough
15 Jaclyn Hawkes real, Canada with her coach Glen Wil- opposition to get to the Quarter Finals
41 Kylie Lindsay son, and has reached her career high of where he beat 2nd seeded Canadian (113
78 Amanda Cranston 14 on the World Ranking List in April, in the World) to get through to the Semi
just edging ahead of fellow Kiwi and Finals. A tremendous effort for the young
100 Amanda Landers-Murphy Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist Cantabrian who has moved up to Auck-
Jaclyn Hawkes, who sits in at number land this year. We will also have to watch
52 Martin Knight 15. They have both recently finished a the space of these up and coming young-
57 Campbell Grayson tournament in Montreal (Atwater Cup) sters who will be taking on the Australian
where Jaclyn made it to the semi finals Circuit this year!
74 Kashif Shuja before unfortunately bowing out to
Natalie Grinham in the semi finals, who All in all, everything is looking rather posi-
went on to beat Joelle in the final in a tive! The World Men’s Teams Event is
tough match. Although this is about coming up in Germany later this year, and
HP—I’d also find it fitting to congratu- there will be some tough fought positions
Where are our late Joelle on her engagement to fiancé to get into the team.
Kiwis playing ? Ryan Shutte, great stuff guys!
Martin Knight has recently finished 2nd All the best to our players in their upcom-
in the Hibiscus Gardens Open in Bris- ing tournaments, we look forward to see-
Cayman Islands Open bane after a tough summer travelling ing your good results.
5th-9th April 2011 and competing, being based in Canada.
Jaclyn and Joelle Campbell Grayson has been abroad as Be sure to check back next month for
well, after a short return in January to much more in depth details, and some
Irish Open get in some training with the younger good results!!!
Dublin, Ireland guys and is now away again, hoping to
13th-16th April 2011 find good form in the Irish Open coming If anyone has anything they would like
Jaclyn, Kylie, Campbell up soon. added to HP Happenings, email it to pen-
and Kashif Kashif Shuja will meet Campbell in Dub- email@example.com and she can pass it
lin for the Irish Open, after he has just on to me! Don’t be shy!
Texas Open taken his first win on the tour in over a
Dallas, USA year—beating in-form Australian Steve Written by Michael Sunderland
14th 17th April 2011 Finitsis.
Joelle Alex Grayson has returned to New Zea-
land after a “holiday” in Boston, USA.
Best of Luck to all of Just kidding! He had some good results
you! which have seen him move up the
If anyone wants to check World Rankings to a career high of 144
up on how they are go- in February. Be sure to watch this
ing, visit space!
www.squashsite.co.uk Back in New Zealand the younger guys
(Top Right—Current (Lance Beddoes, Bryce Redman and
Events) Paul Coll) are training hard in Auckland World no. 14 Joelle King
with new trainer Tony Marsh, and see-
April 2011 FROM THE BALCONY Page 7
Code of Expected Behaviour
Joss Urban, the Squash NZ Director of Late back on court between games
Refereeing feels that with the new season
starting, it is a good time to remind all Players have 90 seconds between games
players and clubs of the code of expected and a 15 second call is given so can be
behaviour within squash. back on court ready to play at the call of
time. It has become more noticeable that
In our game of squash, bad behaviour will players are taking longer than 90 seconds The latest Rule Book is avail-
not be tolerated, including: and are not being currently penalised for able as a download from the
• throwing of rackets it. A Conduct Warning or Conduct Stroke World Squash Federation
• throwing away the ball can be given for being late, so please (www.worldsquash.org) or
• bad sportsmanship because you are make sure that you do not exceed this follow the link from the
losing time limit. Squash NZ website (in the
• tantrums on court Forms section)
Help clean up our game and make it more
• verbal defamation
enjoyable for all.
• equipment abuse
• lack of respect
• being late back on court Squash NZ Director of Refereeing
These behaviours will not be tolerated by
any referees. Conduct Warnings or even Good etiquette points:
Conduct Strokes can and will be awarded • Shake your opponents hand at end
to anyone contradicting the Code of Con- of match before leaving court HAWKES CONTINUES TRADITION
duct by anyone refereeing any match. You • Thank Referee and Marker
do not have to be a qualified referee to • Applaud good play (not clapping at Jaclyn Hawkes has continued the
award a Conduct Warning or Conduct opponents errors) proud tradition of New Zealand-
Stroke. • Have respect for the Club and its ers holding top jobs on the world
facilities squash scene.
We need to teach all players, particularly • Winners offer to buy a drink for
our junior participants, that bad behav- their opponent Hawkes has assumed the role of
iour will not be tolerated by anyone. acting President of the Women's
International Squash Players As-
sociation (WISPA). She replaces
Introducing the Squash Director Role American Natalie Grainger, who
Squash NZ are pleased to announce that Performance Programme. has stepped down after eight
Brett Dennis will be starting at Squash NZ years. Hawkes, who is cur-
on the 26th April as the Squash Director. His role will involve building relationships rently vice-President, will be
with a variety of organisations from media acting President until the
Brett is the former Club Manager of Royal outlets to delivery partners and Regional board makes an official ap-
Oak Racquets Club in Auckland and has Sports Trusts and he will be responsible pointment.
substantial experience in leisure facility for the feasibility of hosing a New Zealand
"It has been and is a privi-
management in England. Open in 2012.
lege to be a Board member
as well as the WISPA Vice-
Brett will be responsible for a number of Outside of work, Brett enjoy all aspects of
President during Natalie's
areas of development within Squash NZ sport - playing, coaching and officiating in
tenure. It is an honour to
including management of national tourna- a variety of sporting codes. Over the last
be the acting President, a
ments and events (including the national two years he has taken up squash and
position which I will em-
calendar), referee development, the mas- plays regularly at tournaments and inter-
brace." says Hawkes.
ters programme, media relations and the club competitions in and around Auck-
Squash NZ Hall of Fame and alumni. Brett land. Since taking up squash, he has
will also be working closely with the High moved from F grade to C2.
April 2011 FROM THE BALCONY Page 8
Employment Law Changes from 1 April 2011
If your Club or District employs any staff (permanent or part-time), you need to ensure
that you are aware of changes to Employment Law that will take effect 1 April 2011. The
most relevant points are summarised here:
• the minimum wage increases to $13.00 an hour
• the 'relevant daily pay' calculation (used for calculating sick pay, bereavement leave CONTACT SQUASH NZ
pay, public holiday pay and alternative holiday pay) has changed
• the employer is now permitted to "pay out" one week of annual holidays 09 815 0970
(employers need to become familiar with the rules relating to "paying out" the an- Fax 09 815 0971
nual holiday’s entitlement - because if the employer pays out when the employee firstname.lastname@example.org
has not requested it, effectively the employer will pay twice) www.squashnz.co.nz
• employers may want to arrange "transfers" of public holidays, which will now be
permitted in certain circumstances
• the April 2011 changes place emphasis on the fair (investigatory) process before any Jim O’Grady
dismissal (or warning). Employers should ensure that all staff / volunteers (eg. Presi- email@example.com
dent) that have the power to issue warnings, or dismiss, are trained, and that the 021 875 203
employer has guidance in place to avoid unjustifiable dismissal personal grievances.
There has been some confusion lately regarding Public Holidays so the following points Club Development Director
should clarify any issues Pennie Ball
• if you have an employee for example who works every fourth Saturday and the Pub- firstname.lastname@example.org
lic Holiday falls on the fourth Saturday, then he is deemed to 'normally' work on the 021 875 202
• all Employees who work on any Public Holidays must be paid at least time and a half
for the hours worked. National Coach Director &
• if the public holiday is a normal / usual working day for the employee they are also Acting National Coach
entitled to an alternative holiday to be taken later and paid at normal rates. Dave Clarke
• if they work one hour on a Public Holiday they are entitled to time and a half for the 027 299 5110
hour and an alternative holiday (day in lieu) paid at normal rates
• employees who would normally work on the day on which the public holiday falls,
but do not work (perhaps because the business is closed) are entitled to be paid for Administration Assistant
the day at normal rates and are not entitled to an alternative holiday Jan Lewis
• employees who do not normally work on the calendar day on which the public holi- email@example.com
day falls and do not work on the Public Holiday are not entitled to any pay 09 815 0970
• the only nationally recognised public holidays that are ‘Mondayised’ are the Christ-
mas and New Year public holidays. All other nationally recognised holidays are ob-
served on the day on which they fall. In 2011 Anzac Day (25th April) falls on Easter
Monday. There is only one public holiday for the day - employees are not entitled to If you would like to in-
double entitlements. clude something in the
• the Easter Public holidays are Good Friday and Easter Monday - Friday 22nd April SNZ newsletter, or on
and Monday 25th April. Easter Sunday is not a public holiday the SNZ website, please
contact Pennie Ball
If your club or District would like to find out more about the new changes, or any other before the 30th of each
area relating to employing staff, then please visit the Department of Labour Employment month.
Relations Service website at www.ers.dol.govt.nz This website has many useful tools
including an Employment Contract builder, a Holidays Tool and a Paid Parental Leave
Alternatively, please contact your District or the Squash NZ Club Development Director
Pennie Ball for more information.