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A Message from Dr Ashley Bloomfield, Director General of Health
10 Jul 2020
Over the last few months, we’ve all pulled together to unite against COVID-19 and stop the spread of the virus within New Zealand.
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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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MEDIA RELEASE: Changes to Wage Subsidy extension welcomed by Hospitality New Zealand
5 Jun 2020
Hospitality NZ's Media Release - Changes to Wage Subsidy extension welcomed by Hospitality New Zealand
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MEDIA RELEASE: Legislation to resolve commercial rent disputes does not go far enough
4 Jun 2020
Hospitality NZ's Media Release - Legislation to resolve commercial rent disputes does not go far enough.
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MEDIA RELEASE: Hospitality New Zealand welcomes a $1.3m grant from the Hospitality Training Trust.
22 May 2020
Media Release: Hospitality New Zealand welcomes a $1.3m grant from the Hospitality Training Trust.
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Department of Internal Affairs - Operational Update #6
22 May 2020
From yesterday, bars and taverns can open under the Level 2 Government guidelines. This means gambling venues whose primary activity depends on the sale of liquor should now be able to conduct their primary activity and therefore operate gambling lawfully (assuming their other regulatory obligations are also met).
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Coronavirus: Government will introduce wage subsidies to help businesses keep staff on
10 Mar 2020
The Government will introduce a targeted wage subsidy for businesses hurt by coronavirus, allowing them to keep on employees that they otherwise couldn't afford.
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Airbnb-style providers at odds with hospitality industry as regulation considered
5 Mar 2020
Short-term accommodation providers and the Hospitality Industry are at logger heads over their views on how the Christchurch City Council should regulate the industry.
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Coronavirus Update - Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern meeting with Hospitality NZ
3 Mar 2020
Hospitality New Zealand along with Business NZ, Export NZ, Horticulture NZ and CTU held a meeting yesterday with the Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and Hon Phil Twyford to discuss economic impacts and business support required.
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Popular vote opposes earlier closing times for pubs; health groups support limiting hours
27 Feb 2020
Regional Manager Adam Parker, and Hospitality NZ members presented submissions to Council on Tuesday for the Palmerston North Local Alcohol Policy.
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Westpac NZ Support for coronavirus affected customers
5 Feb 2020
Westpac NZ is offering support to customers financially affected by the global outbreak of coronavirus.
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Bottomless booze meal deals catching on in Christchurch
31 Jan 2020
Restuarants in central Christchurch are catching on to the popular trend of 'Boozy Brunches' to promote groups and special occasions, HNZ comments regarding compliance with liquor laws.
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Daylight Saving begins this weekend - 29th September
27 Sep 2019
This year daylight saving begins at 2.00am on Sunday 29 September 2019, when clocks are put forward by one hour.
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“Benefit principle” must be applied to tourism and infrastructure funding
5 Jul 2019
Following the release on Thursday 4 July by the Productivity Commission of the “Local government funding and financing” draft report, Hospitality New Zealand continues to advocate that a visitor levy applied solely to the commercial accommodation sector is not a fair, equitable or sustainable solution to local funding
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