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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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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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She’ll be right without a contract? Yeah...Nah!
25 Jun 2018
I’ve often heard people reminiscence about the “good old days” before the world was tipped on its head, went PC-mad and created employment laws, which God forbid meant that each person had to have a contract.
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Media Release - Latest Vaping research from NZ Initiative takes common-sense approach
14 May 2018
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