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Meet the winners: Tantalus Estate Vineyard
14 Jun 2019
Waiheke Island hot-spot Tantalus Estate Vineyard won Best Destination Venue at Hospitality New Zealand’s Awards for Excellence 2018
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Government drops funding for Commercial Accommodation Monitor
6 Jun 2019
MBIE has announced it will stop funding for the Commercial Accommodation Monitor, a monthly report created by Stats NZ, featuring key data and insights for the accommodation and tourism sectors
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Meet the winners: Erik’s Fish and Chips
5 Jun 2019
Anna Arndt, from double-award-winner Erik’s Fish and Chips, explains how entering the Awards for Excellence has been a great boost and benefit to her, especially as a small business operator
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Five Questions for Hamish Evans
31 May 2019
Christchurch-based Hospitality New Zealand member Hamish Evans is the managing director of Switch Espresso. Hamish opened his first outlet in 2006 and Switch Espresso is now a key player in the Garden City’s booming cafe market.
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10 expert insights: How to make a great Awards for Excellence entry
20 May 2019
Awards for Excellence judge Michael Friend offers step by step guidance on how to complete a winning Awards entry
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Auckland cafe owners jailed for migrant exploitation
16 May 2019
An Auckland couple running a sweet shop and cafe were sentenced to a combined total of nearly seven years imprisonment for mistreating and underpaying their employees
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Hospitality New Zealand's Awards for Excellence 2019: Entry is now open!
15 May 2019
Hospitality New Zealand’s annual Awards for Excellence celebrate the hard work and achievements of food and beverage and accommodation industry businesses across New Zealand
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Awards for Excellence 2019
6 May 2019
Entries open on Wednesday 15 May for Hospitality New Zealand’s Awards for Excellence 2019
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Auckland cafe owners jailed for migrant exploitation
16 May 2019
An Auckland couple running a sweet shop and cafe were sentenced to a combined total of nearly seven years imprisonment for mistreating and underpaying their employees
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Government says no to Capital Gains Tax for New Zealand
18 Apr 2019
The Coalition Government will not be proceeding with the Tax Working Group’s recommendation to introduce a capital gains tax in New Zealand.
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Easter and Anzac Day Trading Laws
17 Apr 2019
With Easter and Anzac Day Trading just around the corner, Hospitality New Zealand has put together a list of questions and answers to help you comply with your obligations under the law.
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Daylight saving ends - Sunday 7 April 2019
1 Apr 2019
Daylight saving ends on Sunday 7 April 2019, which means clocks will go back by one hour.
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10 expert insights: How to #beagoodboss
6 Mar 2019
Hospitality NZ's Legal Advisor Sianatu Lotoaso shares ten key insights on how to start, maintain and end an employment relationship in the right way.
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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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