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Five Questions for Anna Halliday
21 Feb 2019
Meet Hospitality New Zealand’s newest addition to the Regional Manager team: Anna Halliday, our RM for the Central South Island.
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Save the date: Hospitality New Zealand conference 2019
20 Feb 2019
The dates and location for Hospitality New Zealand's 2019 conference and awards have been confirmed, so mark your calendars now and save the date!
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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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Hospitality NZ’s 2019 food and beverage trend predictions
28 Jan 2019
Hospitality New Zealand’s Regional Managers, who cover the length and breadth of the country, make their 2019 predictions for the popular and upcoming food and beverage trends, in each region around NZ.
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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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Five Questions for Reg Hennessy
11 Jan 2019
Reg Hennessy, Hospitality New Zealand Rotorua branch president and owner of Hennessy's Irish Bar in Rotorua, shares his predictions, goals and advice for a successful 2019.
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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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“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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Update on people shortages and immigration issues
23 Oct 2018
We want our members to know that we continue to advocate on Immigration issues and the shortage of staff, two issues that affect our members and all sectors of the hospitality industry. We have been working on this issue in a number of ways, which we outline below, and we will continue to do this through written submissions, media opportunities, and meetings with officials and partners.
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Recent HNZ Submissions: Holidays Act Review and Gambling Harm Strategy
15 Oct 2018
In recent weeks we have made two submissions that will be of interest to our members. One concerns the Holidays (2003) Act review, and the other refers to the Ministry of Health's Gambling Harm Strategy.
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Payday Filing Starts Soon
10 Sep 2018
All employers will need to file PAYE information each payday from April 2019. Over 400 employers have already started so do you know what you need to do to get ready?
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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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International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy Submission
26 Jul 2018
Hospitality New Zealand International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy; Electronic Travel Authority; and Immigration Fees and Levies Submission
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