Industry News

Update from TripAdvisor
9 Apr 2020
TripAdvisor has provided an update to Hospitality NZ on the support available to clients and the working currently underway.
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WESTPAC - Economic Bulletin 8 April 2020
9 Apr 2020
Through the looking Glass – What Covid-19 means for New Zealand’s tourism sector.
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Important Updates from IRD (8 April 2020)
9 Apr 2020
The latest update from Inland Revenue (IRD) including: Remittance of Use of Money Interest(UOMI) due to COVID-19; When the Commissioner will remit penalties and UOMI; Information to be provided when requesting relief; The type of relief available, and Filing of returns.
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Lease Obligations and the Lockdown
9 Apr 2020
Industry experts, Coffeys Tourism Property Brokers provide some interesting insights into lease obligations during the current COVID-19 situation in their latest update.
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Immigration NZ COVID-19 Update | 8 April 2020
9 Apr 2020
Immigration New Zealand continues to focus on immediate priorities from the Government under COVID-19 Alert Level 4.
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Department of Internal Affairs - Operational Update #2:
9 Apr 2020
Further to our update on 27 March 2020, we continue to monitor and assess the impacts of COVID-19 on the gambling sector.
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Tourism Talent partners with Go with Tourism
8 Apr 2020
In an attempt to retain as much of the best talent as possible, Tourism Talent has partnered with Go with Tourism, sharing resources to create a searchable database on both their platforms of CVs from people in the sector who have been made redundant.
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Planning for the future of tourism
8 Apr 2020
The Government, industry and business are working together to develop a plan for how tourism will operate in a post-COVID-19 world, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis announced today.
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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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