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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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Five Questions for Reg Hennessy
11 Jan 2019
Reg Hennessy, Hospitality New Zealand Rotorua branch president and owner of Hennessy's Irish Bar in Rotorua, shares his predictions, goals and advice for a successful 2019.
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Kiwi Access Card launches on 14 January, replacing the 18+ Card
10 Jan 2019
Hospitality New Zealand aims to open up opportunities and access for everyone in New Zealand society, by replacing the 18+ Card with the Kiwi Access Card
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Booking.com now offering third party inventory with Booking.basic
30 Nov 2018
Booking.com have rolled out Booking.basic, a new style of online reservation website that will display, what Booking.com consider to be publicly available rates on the site.
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Is your business ready for payday filing?
26 Nov 2018
Payday filing is currently voluntary for businesses, but it will become mandatory from April 2019. Read on for resources and guidance from Inland Revenue to get you payday filing ready, before it becomes compulsory.
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Matt McLaughlin awarded for keeping Wellington safe
21 Nov 2018
Hospitality New Zealand's Wellington Branch President has been celebrated at Wellington City Council's Safety in the City awards ceremony for his work in trying to prevent sexual assault via the soon to launch Don't Guess the Yes campaign.
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19 Nov 2018
Hospitality New Zealand Wellington Branch teams up with Police and Council to help prevent sexual assault in Wellington. More than 50 Wellington hospitality businesses have signed up to the Don’t Guess The Yes campaign, sending out a clear message that sexual assault isn’t tolerated in the capital.
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Hospitality NZ member wins big at Manawatu Hospitality Awards
16 Nov 2018
Hospitality New Zealand member Brew Union Brewing Company, located in central Palmerston North swept the board at the 2018 Manawatu Hospitality Awards, held on Sunday November 11.
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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
Read More
Hospitality NZ member wins big at Manawatu Hospitality Awards
16 Nov 2018
Hospitality New Zealand member Brew Union Brewing Company, located in central Palmerston North swept the board at the 2018 Manawatu Hospitality Awards, held on Sunday November 11.
Read More
24 Hour Sexual Harm Helpline Launched
5 Nov 2018
A government initiative, Safe to Talk (Kōrero mai ka ora), is New Zealand’s first free 24/7 phone help line for sexual harm support and information. It is a confidential free service for anyone living in New Zealand who has been affected by sexual harm (including sexual violence, abuse or harassment). The number is 0800 044 334.
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From Italy to the Chatham Islands, Francesca's hospitality journey
31 Oct 2018
Hotel Chatham’s marketing manager Francesca Bonventre shares her story about the long, winding road to finding her dream job in New Zealand’s hospitality industry.
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Five Questions for the creators of Holey Moley
26 Oct 2018
Holey Moley is New Zealand’s most unique mini golf venue, offering stellar hospitality in a fun and totally "instagrammable" environment. We had five questions for Maleik Edwards, Holey Moley Brand Manager at FunLab.
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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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Five Questions for Anna Arndt of Erik’s Fish n Chips
19 Oct 2018
With successful shops in both Wanaka and Queenstown, Eriks Fish & Chips took out two Excellence Awards at the 21st Hospitality New Zealand Conference last month: the Excellence in Marketing award and the People’s Choice award. We asked co-owner, manager and Erik's partner Anna Arndt why people love Erik's so much.
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Five Questions for Kristy Phillips
9 Oct 2018
Kristy is Hospitality New Zealand's newest elected member of the national board. Born and raised in Western Australia, she has recently become a “certified kiwi”. Kristy and her husband Grant co-own Zest restaurant in Timaru.
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