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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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10 expert insights: How to #beagoodboss
6 Mar 2019
Hospitality NZ's Legal Advisor Sianatu Lotoaso shares ten key insights on how to start, maintain and end an employment relationship in the right way.
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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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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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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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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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Final Straw for Christchurch City
27 Aug 2018
After a successful presentation by Hospitality New Zealand's own Ted Casserly, the Christchurch City Council wants to phase out plastic straws by the end of 2019.
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The London bars and restaurants with the least food waste
20 Aug 2018
From vintage staff uniforms to no choice set-menus, check out the initiatives London restaurants and bars are putting in place towards zero waste.
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