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COVID-19 Industry Advocacy

Please note that the COVID-19 situation is fast moving and ever changing. There are numerous pieces of advocacy work being undertaken, on the behalf of our members, at all times. We will endeavor to keep this page up to date however the latest information will always be provided via our regular email communications.

Local Government Annual Plans and COVID-19

Hospitality New Zealand wrote to all Council's seeking urgent assistance for Hospitality and Tourism businesses across a number of issues.

These included: Rates Increases, Temporary Rates Remissions and Alcohol Licensing Concerns.

Members will be updated as Councils respond and begin discussions.

Read Letter here

COVID-19 Lock down and Commercial Tenancies

Hospitality New Zealand wrote to Finance Minister Grant Robertson outlining urgent concerns facing Hospitality and Tourism businesses during the COVID-19 situation. 

The key messaging of this letter was around the tenant/landlord dynamic, particularly in regards to relief for leasees. 

Read Letter here

[4 May 2020] Hospitality NZ received a response from Finance Minister Grant Robertson, which is available to view below.

Read Response Letter here


Code of Conduct for Landlords

Hospitality New Zealand wrote to Minister of Justice Andrew Little urgently requesting assistance for commercial business tenants by adopting a Code of Conduct for landlords to work with their tenants.

A draft Code of Conduct was presented within the letter dated 17 April 2020.

Read Letter here


Pick from the list of key areas below for more information on our Advocacy efforts:

General Industry Advocacy

Accommodation & Tourism

Employment & Immigration

Environment & Sustainability

Food & Alcohol

Gaming & TAB

If you have questions about our Advocacy work, or want to know more about Regional Advocacy work in your area, please contact your Regional Manager on 0800 500 503.