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MEDIA RELEASE: New $10m Domestic Events Fund welcomed by Hospitality New Zealand
2 Jul 2020
Hospitality New Zealand has responded favourably to the Government establishment of a $10 million fund for the New Zealand events sector. The Domestic Events Fund will ensure the development of the sector’s survival and growth, save jobs at risk from the impact of COVID-19 and support those events that provide the greatest flow-on benefit to regional economies.
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MEDIA RELEASE: Hospitality New Zealand represented on prestigious Ministerial Group
26 Jun 2020
Hospitality New Zealand has commended Kelly Harris, Upper South Island Regional Manager, on her appointment to the newly established Nelson-Tasman Interim Regional Skills Leadership Group (iRSLG).
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MEDIA RELEASE: Level 1 lifeline lauded by Hospitality New Zealand
8 Jun 2020
Hospitality New Zealands Media Release following the Prime Ministers announcement to move to Level 1 at midnight tonight.
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MEDIA RELEASE: Changes to Wage Subsidy extension welcomed by Hospitality New Zealand
5 Jun 2020
Hospitality NZ's Media Release - Changes to Wage Subsidy extension welcomed by Hospitality New Zealand
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MEDIA RELEASE: Legislation to resolve commercial rent disputes does not go far enough
4 Jun 2020
Hospitality NZ's Media Release - Legislation to resolve commercial rent disputes does not go far enough.
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MEDIA RELEASE: Hospitality New Zealand welcomes a $1.3m grant from the Hospitality Training Trust.
22 May 2020
Media Release: Hospitality New Zealand welcomes a $1.3m grant from the Hospitality Training Trust.
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Department of Internal Affairs - Operational Update #6
22 May 2020
From yesterday, bars and taverns can open under the Level 2 Government guidelines. This means gambling venues whose primary activity depends on the sale of liquor should now be able to conduct their primary activity and therefore operate gambling lawfully (assuming their other regulatory obligations are also met).
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DB Breweries launches financial support package for hospitality
21 May 2020
Chief Executive Julie White talks to Newstalk ZB about DB Breweries 'Back your Bar' initiative.
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Department of Internal Affairs - Operational Update #6
22 May 2020
From yesterday, bars and taverns can open under the Level 2 Government guidelines. This means gambling venues whose primary activity depends on the sale of liquor should now be able to conduct their primary activity and therefore operate gambling lawfully (assuming their other regulatory obligations are also met).
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MEDIA RELEASE: Get out and support your ‘Local’ this weekend. Help get local hospitality businesses back on their feet.
15 May 2020
Hospitality New Zealand welcomes the latest initiative from Lion and wholeheartedly asks all New Zealanders to support their nearest and favourite New Zealand food and beverage operators as part of the Cheers to Your Local campaign starting today.
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MEDIA RELEASE: “Rebuilding Together” Budget forgets the hospitality sector
14 May 2020
Hospitality businesses say they are ready to get back to serving their customers and communities at Covid-19 Alert Level 2.
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Immigration NZ COVID-19 Update | 13 May 2020
14 May 2020
Read the latest update direct from Immigration NZ (INZ) relating to COVID-19 implications on immigration.
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Department of Internal Affairs - Operational Update #5
12 May 2020
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement about New Zealand starting to move to Alert Level 2 from 14 May 2020, Class 4 gambling operators will need to prepare to operate under the Alert Level 2 guidelines.
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MEDIA RELEASE: Hospitality businesses ready to welcome back customers at Level 2, some relief for the sector
11 May 2020
Hospitality businesses say they are ready to get back to serving their customers and communities at Covid-19 Alert Level 2.
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Coronavirus: Hospitality industry estimates billions of dollars lost during lockdown
8 May 2020
Watch: Julie White, Chief Executive of Hospitality NZ, spoke to The AM Show.
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Immigration NZ COVID-19 Update | 7 May 2020
8 May 2020
Immigration New Zealand has now received 6,912 expressions of interest (EOI) from people who believe they meet exceptions to the border closure. Of the 6,859 EOIs decided so far, 1,437 meet the criteria and have been invited to apply for a visa.
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