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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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MEDIA RELEASE: Let’s Talk Hospitality 2020
4 Aug 2020
Hospitality New Zealand gives the Government its key priorities for the Survive, Revive & Thrive strategy.
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MEDIA RELEASE: Hospitality New Zealand welcomes $40 million subsidy to resolve commercial rent disputes, for some the decision is too little, too late.
31 Jul 2020
Hospitality New Zealand's Media Release welcomes the announcement of $40 million subsidy to resolve commercial rent disputes, however it is too late for some.
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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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Reunions, eating out and a lot of haircuts: New Zealand embraces relaxation of lockdown
18 May 2020
Hospitality NZ Wellington bar owner, Board Member and Wellington Branch President, Matt McLaughlin comments.
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'Huge disappointment' as Budget lacks hospitality package
18 May 2020
Hospitality New Zealand South Canterbury branch president Kristy Phillips was hoping for a hospitality package to be announced in the Budget.
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MEDIA RELEASE: Get out and support your ‘Local’ this weekend. Help get local hospitality businesses back on their feet.
15 May 2020
Hospitality New Zealand welcomes the latest initiative from Lion and wholeheartedly asks all New Zealanders to support their nearest and favourite New Zealand food and beverage operators as part of the Cheers to Your Local campaign starting today.
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