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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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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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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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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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Kiwi Access Card launches on 14 January, replacing the 18+ Card
10 Jan 2019
Hospitality New Zealand aims to open up opportunities and access for everyone in New Zealand society, by replacing the 18+ Card with the Kiwi Access Card
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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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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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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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