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Meet the winners: Tantalus Estate Vineyard
14 Jun 2019
Waiheke Island hot-spot Tantalus Estate Vineyard won Best Destination Venue at Hospitality New Zealand’s Awards for Excellence 2018
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Government drops funding for Commercial Accommodation Monitor
6 Jun 2019
MBIE has announced it will stop funding for the Commercial Accommodation Monitor, a monthly report created by Stats NZ, featuring key data and insights for the accommodation and tourism sectors
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Meet the winners: Erik’s Fish and Chips
5 Jun 2019
Anna Arndt, from double-award-winner Erik’s Fish and Chips, explains how entering the Awards for Excellence has been a great boost and benefit to her, especially as a small business operator
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Five Questions for Hamish Evans
31 May 2019
Christchurch-based Hospitality New Zealand member Hamish Evans is the managing director of Switch Espresso. Hamish opened his first outlet in 2006 and Switch Espresso is now a key player in the Garden City’s booming cafe market.
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10 expert insights: How to make a great Awards for Excellence entry
20 May 2019
Awards for Excellence judge Michael Friend offers step by step guidance on how to complete a winning Awards entry
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Auckland cafe owners jailed for migrant exploitation
16 May 2019
An Auckland couple running a sweet shop and cafe were sentenced to a combined total of nearly seven years imprisonment for mistreating and underpaying their employees
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Hospitality New Zealand's Awards for Excellence 2019: Entry is now open!
15 May 2019
Hospitality New Zealand’s annual Awards for Excellence celebrate the hard work and achievements of food and beverage and accommodation industry businesses across New Zealand
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Awards for Excellence 2019
6 May 2019
Entries open on Wednesday 15 May for Hospitality New Zealand’s Awards for Excellence 2019
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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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