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MEDIA RELEASE: New $10m Domestic Events Fund welcomed by Hospitality New Zealand
2 Jul 2020
Hospitality New Zealand has responded favourably to the Government establishment of a $10 million fund for the New Zealand events sector. The Domestic Events Fund will ensure the development of the sector’s survival and growth, save jobs at risk from the impact of COVID-19 and support those events that provide the greatest flow-on benefit to regional economies.
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MEDIA RELEASE: Hospitality New Zealand represented on prestigious Ministerial Group
26 Jun 2020
Hospitality New Zealand has commended Kelly Harris, Upper South Island Regional Manager, on her appointment to the newly established Nelson-Tasman Interim Regional Skills Leadership Group (iRSLG).
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MEDIA RELEASE: Level 1 lifeline lauded by Hospitality New Zealand
8 Jun 2020
Hospitality New Zealands Media Release following the Prime Ministers announcement to move to Level 1 at midnight tonight.
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MEDIA RELEASE: Changes to Wage Subsidy extension welcomed by Hospitality New Zealand
5 Jun 2020
Hospitality NZ's Media Release - Changes to Wage Subsidy extension welcomed by Hospitality New Zealand
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MEDIA RELEASE: Legislation to resolve commercial rent disputes does not go far enough
4 Jun 2020
Hospitality NZ's Media Release - Legislation to resolve commercial rent disputes does not go far enough.
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MEDIA RELEASE: Hospitality New Zealand welcomes a $1.3m grant from the Hospitality Training Trust.
22 May 2020
Media Release: Hospitality New Zealand welcomes a $1.3m grant from the Hospitality Training Trust.
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Department of Internal Affairs - Operational Update #6
22 May 2020
From yesterday, bars and taverns can open under the Level 2 Government guidelines. This means gambling venues whose primary activity depends on the sale of liquor should now be able to conduct their primary activity and therefore operate gambling lawfully (assuming their other regulatory obligations are also met).
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DB Breweries launches financial support package for hospitality
21 May 2020
Chief Executive Julie White talks to Newstalk ZB about DB Breweries 'Back your Bar' initiative.
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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
The cost of accepting EFTPOS in New Zealand varies depending on the device you use, how many devices you have, which network you connect to, and if you accept credit cards.
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Bottomless booze meal deals catching on in Christchurch
31 Jan 2020
Restuarants in central Christchurch are catching on to the popular trend of 'Boozy Brunches' to promote groups and special occasions, HNZ comments regarding compliance with liquor laws.
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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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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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