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Christchurch: united, we are stronger
18 Apr 2019
We celebrate the generosity of our Christchurch members, who have continued to show their hospitality spirit in the face of adversity
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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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Spark Sport Rugby World Cup 2019 tournament passes go on sale in early May
16 Apr 2019
Spark Sport confirmed this morning that commercial packages for viewing the Rugby World Cup 2019 matches will be available at consumer pricing, with an early bird rate available during the month of May.
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10 expert insights: How to boost your direct bookings
10 Apr 2019
Triptease founder Charlie Osmond offers Hospitality New Zealand’s accommodation members insider tips on how to boost direct bookings to your hotel, motel, luxury lodge or backpacker hostel
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Over 100 companies join Go with Tourism, to create better opportunities for young people
3 Apr 2019
Hospitality New Zealand is proud to support Go with Tourism, a hospitality and tourism skills campaign that is a first of its kind for New Zealand.
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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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Want to know how to achieve the best room revenue results?
25 Mar 2019
Any savvy accommodation operator knows that the traditional fixed rates pricing model is now a thing of the past. Due to instant ‘real-time’ booking movements, it is now vital to flex rates to your supply and demand to achieve the best balance between occupancy and rate, and maximise revenue.
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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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24 Hour Sexual Harm Helpline Launched
5 Nov 2018
A government initiative, Safe to Talk (Kōrero mai ka ora), is New Zealand’s first free 24/7 phone help line for sexual harm support and information. It is a confidential free service for anyone living in New Zealand who has been affected by sexual harm (including sexual violence, abuse or harassment). The number is 0800 044 334.
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Escape to Picton's owner up for business award
2 Nov 2018
Escape to Picton owner and Hospitality NZ member Juliearna Kavanagh credits a good work ethic, a nose for new ideas, and keeping her staff happy as key to a successful business career. She's just been nominated for Business Person of the Year by Marlborough Chamber of Commerce, only weeks after her boutique Picton hotel won Best Hotel at our Hospitality NZ Awards for Excellence.
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Whangarei District Council Reneges on Verbal Agreement
29 Oct 2018
Hospitality New Zealand’s Northland Branch is disappointed with Whangarei District Council’s dismissive approach to concerns around the importance of an even playing field when it comes to the Canopy Night Markets. While the Northland Branch supports community events that benefit everyone, their concern is if you are going to operate as a business, you should be treated like one.
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Five Questions for the creators of Holey Moley
26 Oct 2018
Holey Moley is New Zealand’s most unique mini golf venue, offering stellar hospitality in a fun and totally "instagrammable" environment. We had five questions for Maleik Edwards, Holey Moley Brand Manager at FunLab.
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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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Five Questions for Kristy Phillips
9 Oct 2018
Kristy is Hospitality New Zealand's newest elected member of the national board. Born and raised in Western Australia, she has recently become a “certified kiwi”. Kristy and her husband Grant co-own Zest restaurant in Timaru.
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National Board Members 2018
1 Oct 2018
On 27 September, Hospitality New Zealand held its Annual General Meeting at Rydges in Queenstown. Clare Davies stood down as National President after six years on the national board, and Jeremy Smith was elected in her place. Peter Morrison remains as Vice-President, and Tony Crosbie as Treasurer. All other board members were re-elected, along with new board member Kristy Phillips from the South Canterbury Branch.
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