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MEDIA RELEASE: Hospitality New Zealand welcomes industry collaboration with the backpacker and youth accommodation sector.
19 Nov 2020
Hospitality New Zealand (HNZ) and the Backpacker Youth and Adventure Tourism Association (BYATA) have concluded a consultation period and this week formally signed a Memorandum of Understanding.
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Briefing for the Incoming Minister
10 Nov 2020
Prior to the 2020 Election, Hospitality NZ provided party candidates with ‘Let’s Talk Hospitality’, outlining the sector’s top priorities for an incoming Government. We continue to support these issues and have outlined them in greater detail in this briefing document.
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MEDIA RELEASE: Hospitality NZ is pleased that the important tourism portfolio stays with a senior Minister.
3 Nov 2020
“Hospitality New Zealand welcomes incoming Minister Nash to its tourism portfolio and looks forward to working closely with him including elevating the value of the hospitality industry within the visitor economy.” Hospitality New Zealand’s Chief Executive, Julie White says.
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Opinion: Data Security and the Importance of Privacy
29 Oct 2020
Upcoming changes to the Privacy Act affect what you do on a daily basis, so we asked Simon Casey, one of the Directors from Seekom, a Hospitality New Zealand partner, for his opinion on data security and the importance of privacy.
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MEDIA RELEASE: Sally Attfield joins Hospitality New Zealand to spearhead accommodation sector plans
15 Oct 2020
Hospitality New Zealand welcomes the formal appointment of Sally Attfield as General Manager – Accommodation, based at the National Service Centre in Wellington. Sally reports directly to Julie White, Chief Executive.
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Prepare for the payments revolution
14 Oct 2020
Every industry will end up going through the payment evolution, so you need to be thinking about how your customers are interacting with your business and their expectations. Read more.
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MEDIA RELEASE: Auckland’s Level 1 status a relief for many hospitality operators
5 Oct 2020
The Government’s decision to move Auckland down to Alert Level 1 on Wednesday, 7 October at 11.59pm in line with the rest of the nation is a welcomed step towards our economic recovery, says Hospitality New Zealand.
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MEDIA RELEASE: Extending current restrictions will mark the end for some hospitality operators says Hospitality New Zealand
14 Sep 2020
The Government’s decisions today to keep current restrictions across the entire country (until Monday, 21 September at 11.59pm) could be the nail in the coffin for struggling operators, says Hospitality New Zealand.
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Eftpos NZ’s Guide to Contactless Payment Methods
23 Apr 2020
Looking for ways to reduce physical contact with customers while taking payment? Check out this guide to contactless payment methods by our friends at Eftpos NZ.
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Coronavirus: Indoor gatherings of more than 100 people cancelled
19 Mar 2020
The Government has reinforced its commitment to protecting the health of New Zealanders from COVID-19 through the cancellation of indoor events with more than 100 people.
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Eftpos New Zealand: How much do eftpos machines cost?
12 Mar 2020
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Iconic Mount Maunganui bar Imbibe in receivership
12 Mar 2020
The Imbibe Bar and Restaurant in Mount Maunganui has gone into receivership due to "ongoing trading and cash flow issues".
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Popular vote opposes earlier closing times for pubs; health groups support limiting hours
27 Feb 2020
Regional Manager Adam Parker, and Hospitality NZ members presented submissions to Council on Tuesday for the Palmerston North Local Alcohol Policy.
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Spark Sport partner with SKY to show Rugby World Cup 2019
6 Aug 2019
Hospitality New Zealand has been busy voicing our member's concerns around Rugby World Cup 2019™ to Government and Spark Sport. Spark Sport have listened, and we are pleased to let you know that we now have a solution at hand for our members who do not have fibre internet.
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Nominate the Rising Star on your team!
10 Jul 2019
Entries for Hospitality New Zealand’s Rising Stars Awards 2019 are now open
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7 easy sustainability wins for hospitality businesses
3 Jul 2019
There is an increasing demand for sustainable practices from both customers and the Government. Here, Hospitality New Zealand’s Sustainability Advisory Council Chair Nick Keene provides seven accessible and affordable tips for becoming a more environmentally friendly hospitality operator
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