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Booking.com now offering third party inventory with Booking.basic
30 Nov 2018
Booking.com have rolled out Booking.basic, a new style of online reservation website that will display, what Booking.com consider to be publicly available rates on the site.
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Is your business ready for payday filing?
26 Nov 2018
Payday filing is currently voluntary for businesses, but it will become mandatory from April 2019. Read on for resources and guidance from Inland Revenue to get you payday filing ready, before it becomes compulsory.
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Matt McLaughlin awarded for keeping Wellington safe
21 Nov 2018
Hospitality New Zealand's Wellington Branch President has been celebrated at Wellington City Council's Safety in the City awards ceremony for his work in trying to prevent sexual assault via the soon to launch Don't Guess the Yes campaign.
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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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Hospitality NZ member wins big at Manawatu Hospitality Awards
16 Nov 2018
Hospitality New Zealand member Brew Union Brewing Company, located in central Palmerston North swept the board at the 2018 Manawatu Hospitality Awards, held on Sunday November 11.
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“Not just a pub, but a community hub”
5 Nov 2018
The story of one Hospitality NZ member, Tolaga Bay Inn, demonstrates how far the work of the hospitality sector can go in inspiring, developing, and preserving our local communities across the country.
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The Glass Packaging Forum teams up with Hospitality New Zealand
5 Nov 2018
The Glass Packaging Forum is working collaboratively with Hospitality New Zealand to help promote sustainability in the sector, by making glass recycling easier and more accessible for hospitality businesses
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Get match-ready with fibre broadband
5 Nov 2018
As a nation of sports fanatics, if we can’t make it to the live game, you can bet we’ll be meeting up with our mates to watch it live on the big screen. With some hotly anticipated sporting events streaming live online in 2019, having a great internet connection is essential to becoming the ‘go-to’ place to catch the game.
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From Italy to the Chatham Islands, Francesca's hospitality journey
31 Oct 2018
Hotel Chatham’s marketing manager Francesca Bonventre shares her story about the long, winding road to finding her dream job in New Zealand’s hospitality industry.
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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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Payday Filing Starts Soon
10 Sep 2018
All employers will need to file PAYE information each payday from April 2019. Over 400 employers have already started so do you know what you need to do to get ready?
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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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HNZ welcomes insights into young people’s perceptions of the tourism & hospitality sector
27 Aug 2018
Hospitality New Zealand Chief Executive Vicki Lee has welcomed a report released by Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) and Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) which undertook research into young people’s perceptions of the tourism & hospitality industry in New Zealand.
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We've appointed a Chief Operating Officer
2 Aug 2018
Hospitality NZ has appointed Julie White as Chief Operating Officer. Chief Executive Vicki Lee says Julie is a very welcome addition to the head office team based in Wellington: “Julie is an accomplished and trusted commercial leader who brings a wealth of experience from across the travel and hospitality sectors".
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April 2018 top 40 music chart for hospitality businesses!
3 May 2018
Here is the top 40 music play list from AMS Music for April 2018. AMS Music are passionate about music and the hospitality industry, who want to add value by providing you with a free music play list every month!
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