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MEDIA RELEASE: Hospitality New Zealand welcomes industry collaboration with the backpacker and youth accommodation sector.
19 Nov 2020
Hospitality New Zealand (HNZ) and the Backpacker Youth and Adventure Tourism Association (BYATA) have concluded a consultation period and this week formally signed a Memorandum of Understanding.
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Briefing for the Incoming Minister
10 Nov 2020
Prior to the 2020 Election, Hospitality NZ provided party candidates with ‘Let’s Talk Hospitality’, outlining the sector’s top priorities for an incoming Government. We continue to support these issues and have outlined them in greater detail in this briefing document.
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MEDIA RELEASE: Hospitality NZ is pleased that the important tourism portfolio stays with a senior Minister.
3 Nov 2020
“Hospitality New Zealand welcomes incoming Minister Nash to its tourism portfolio and looks forward to working closely with him including elevating the value of the hospitality industry within the visitor economy.” Hospitality New Zealand’s Chief Executive, Julie White says.
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Opinion: Data Security and the Importance of Privacy
29 Oct 2020
Upcoming changes to the Privacy Act affect what you do on a daily basis, so we asked Simon Casey, one of the Directors from Seekom, a Hospitality New Zealand partner, for his opinion on data security and the importance of privacy.
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MEDIA RELEASE: Sally Attfield joins Hospitality New Zealand to spearhead accommodation sector plans
15 Oct 2020
Hospitality New Zealand welcomes the formal appointment of Sally Attfield as General Manager – Accommodation, based at the National Service Centre in Wellington. Sally reports directly to Julie White, Chief Executive.
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Prepare for the payments revolution
14 Oct 2020
Every industry will end up going through the payment evolution, so you need to be thinking about how your customers are interacting with your business and their expectations. Read more.
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MEDIA RELEASE: Auckland’s Level 1 status a relief for many hospitality operators
5 Oct 2020
The Government’s decision to move Auckland down to Alert Level 1 on Wednesday, 7 October at 11.59pm in line with the rest of the nation is a welcomed step towards our economic recovery, says Hospitality New Zealand.
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MEDIA RELEASE: Extending current restrictions will mark the end for some hospitality operators says Hospitality New Zealand
14 Sep 2020
The Government’s decisions today to keep current restrictions across the entire country (until Monday, 21 September at 11.59pm) could be the nail in the coffin for struggling operators, says Hospitality New Zealand.
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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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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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Nominate the Rising Star on your team!
10 Jul 2019
Entries for Hospitality New Zealand’s Rising Stars Awards 2019 are now open
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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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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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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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