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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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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.
Read More
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.
Read More
Wanaka welcomes the reel deal
13 Feb 2019
Newly opened Hospitality New Zealand member Hook Wanaka offers a “lake to plate” salmon fishing and dining experience.
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A $9,000 day at work!
8 Feb 2019
The Employment Relations Authority has once again highlighted the danger of pre-employment tests in a recent case.
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10 expert insights: How to cater to the Chinese visitor
4 Feb 2019
Professor Chris Ryan from the China-New Zealand Tourism Research Unit shares his tips on how hospitality and tourism businesses can make the most of the 2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism.
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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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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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National Board Members 2018
1 Oct 2018
On 27 September, Hospitality New Zealand held its Annual General Meeting at Rydges in Queenstown. Clare Davies stood down as National President after six years on the national board, and Jeremy Smith was elected in her place. Peter Morrison remains as Vice-President, and Tony Crosbie as Treasurer. All other board members were re-elected, along with new board member Kristy Phillips from the South Canterbury Branch.
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