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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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“Not just a pub, but a community hub”
5 Nov 2018
The story of one Hospitality NZ member, Tolaga Bay Inn, demonstrates how far the work of the hospitality sector can go in inspiring, developing, and preserving our local communities across the country.
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The Glass Packaging Forum teams up with Hospitality New Zealand
5 Nov 2018
The Glass Packaging Forum is working collaboratively with Hospitality New Zealand to help promote sustainability in the sector, by making glass recycling easier and more accessible for hospitality businesses
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Get match-ready with fibre broadband
5 Nov 2018
As a nation of sports fanatics, if we can’t make it to the live game, you can bet we’ll be meeting up with our mates to watch it live on the big screen. With some hotly anticipated sporting events streaming live online in 2019, having a great internet connection is essential to becoming the ‘go-to’ place to catch the game.
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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.
Read More
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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Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm
13 Aug 2018
On 20 August 2018 the Ministry of Health will publish a consultation document with proposals to refresh their strategy to prevent and minimise gambling harm, along with the associated problem gambling levy. You are invited to attend their information meetings and/or make a submission on the proposals.
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Domestic Violence Victims' Protection Bill
30 Jul 2018
Jan Logie MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Justice, has had her Domestic Violence Victim Protection Bill passed in Parliament.  The Act will take effect from 1 April 2019.  The purpose of this Act is to offer greater protections to people in employment who are affected by domestic violence
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Don't Guess The Yes
22 Jul 2018
Hospitality New Zealand Wellington Branch President Matt McLaughlin has been working with The Sexual Abuse Prevention Network, Wellington City Council and NZ Police on the #DontGuessTheYes campaign. Like the 'Ask for Angela' campaign it is designed to teach bar owners and staff how to make their premises safe, how to identify and respond to sexual assault, and what to do afterwards.
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