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Christchurch: united, we are stronger
18 Apr 2019
We celebrate the generosity of our Christchurch members, who have continued to show their hospitality spirit in the face of adversity
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Government says no to Capital Gains Tax for New Zealand
18 Apr 2019
The Coalition Government will not be proceeding with the Tax Working Group’s recommendation to introduce a capital gains tax in New Zealand.
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Easter and Anzac Day Trading Laws
17 Apr 2019
With Easter and Anzac Day Trading just around the corner, Hospitality New Zealand has put together a list of questions and answers to help you comply with your obligations under the law.
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Spark Sport Rugby World Cup 2019 tournament passes go on sale in early May
16 Apr 2019
Spark Sport confirmed this morning that commercial packages for viewing the Rugby World Cup 2019 matches will be available at consumer pricing, with an early bird rate available during the month of May.
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10 expert insights: How to boost your direct bookings
10 Apr 2019
Triptease founder Charlie Osmond offers Hospitality New Zealand’s accommodation members insider tips on how to boost direct bookings to your hotel, motel, luxury lodge or backpacker hostel
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Over 100 companies join Go with Tourism, to create better opportunities for young people
3 Apr 2019
Hospitality New Zealand is proud to support Go with Tourism, a hospitality and tourism skills campaign that is a first of its kind for New Zealand.
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Daylight saving ends - Sunday 7 April 2019
1 Apr 2019
Daylight saving ends on Sunday 7 April 2019, which means clocks will go back by one hour.
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Want to know how to achieve the best room revenue results?
25 Mar 2019
Any savvy accommodation operator knows that the traditional fixed rates pricing model is now a thing of the past. Due to instant ‘real-time’ booking movements, it is now vital to flex rates to your supply and demand to achieve the best balance between occupancy and rate, and maximise revenue.
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“Hope to god you don’t get thirsty” – A lesson from McDonald’s about breaks
17 Jan 2019
Set rest and meal breaks are back, the number and duration of which depends on the hours worked
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Update on people shortages and immigration issues
23 Oct 2018
We want our members to know that we continue to advocate on Immigration issues and the shortage of staff, two issues that affect our members and all sectors of the hospitality industry. We have been working on this issue in a number of ways, which we outline below, and we will continue to do this through written submissions, media opportunities, and meetings with officials and partners.
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Recent HNZ Submissions: Holidays Act Review and Gambling Harm Strategy
15 Oct 2018
In recent weeks we have made two submissions that will be of interest to our members. One concerns the Holidays (2003) Act review, and the other refers to the Ministry of Health's Gambling Harm Strategy.
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HNZ welcomes insights into young people’s perceptions of the tourism & hospitality sector
27 Aug 2018
Hospitality New Zealand Chief Executive Vicki Lee has welcomed a report released by Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) and Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) which undertook research into young people’s perceptions of the tourism & hospitality industry in New Zealand.
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Domestic Violence Victims' Protection Bill
30 Jul 2018
Jan Logie MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Justice, has had her Domestic Violence Victim Protection Bill passed in Parliament.  The Act will take effect from 1 April 2019.  The purpose of this Act is to offer greater protections to people in employment who are affected by domestic violence
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International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy Submission
26 Jul 2018
Hospitality New Zealand International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy; Electronic Travel Authority; and Immigration Fees and Levies Submission
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Illegally altered driver licences and IDs are circulating - be on the lookout!
21 May 2018
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Unlawful Deductions from wages by Employers
12 Feb 2018
An employer was recently found by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) to have made unlawful deductions from an employee’s wages.
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