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Five Questions for Anna Halliday
21 Feb 2019
Meet Hospitality New Zealand’s newest addition to the Regional Manager team: Anna Halliday, our RM for the Central South Island.
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Save the date: Hospitality New Zealand conference 2019
20 Feb 2019
The dates and location for Hospitality New Zealand's 2019 conference and awards have been confirmed, so mark your calendars now and save the date!
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Wanaka welcomes the reel deal
13 Feb 2019
Newly opened Hospitality New Zealand member Hook Wanaka offers a “lake to plate” salmon fishing and dining experience.
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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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10 expert insights: How to cater to the Chinese visitor
4 Feb 2019
Professor Chris Ryan from the China-New Zealand Tourism Research Unit shares his tips on how hospitality and tourism businesses can make the most of the 2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism.
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Hospitality NZ’s 2019 food and beverage trend predictions
28 Jan 2019
Hospitality New Zealand’s Regional Managers, who cover the length and breadth of the country, make their 2019 predictions for the popular and upcoming food and beverage trends, in each region around NZ.
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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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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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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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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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Recognising a lifetime of service to Hospitality
1 Oct 2018
The HNZ Hall of Fame is made up of individuals who have made significant contributions to the hospitality industry, who are admired and respected by their peers and exemplify excellence and dedication to the Hospitality industry. With a career spanning just over 40 years, Peter Morrison is a mainstay of the Christchurch hospitality scene. He holds various executive roles, including his current role as Vice-President of the national board of Hospitality New Zealand. He is also a World Director of SKAL International, the world’s leading tourism and hospitality organisation.
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Five Questions for Tony Crosbie
30 Aug 2018
Tony has been involved in the hospitality industry since he was 17. Tony is Managing Director of Northend Hotels, one of the South Island’s biggest hospitality groups and he's also a Board member for Hospitality New Zealand.
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