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A Message from Dr Ashley Bloomfield, Director General of Health
10 Jul 2020
Over the last few months, we’ve all pulled together to unite against COVID-19 and stop the spread of the virus within New Zealand.
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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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Reunions, eating out and a lot of haircuts: New Zealand embraces relaxation of lockdown
18 May 2020
Hospitality NZ Wellington bar owner, Board Member and Wellington Branch President, Matt McLaughlin comments.
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'Huge disappointment' as Budget lacks hospitality package
18 May 2020
Hospitality New Zealand South Canterbury branch president Kristy Phillips was hoping for a hospitality package to be announced in the Budget.
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Hospitality feels like the forgotten industry
15 May 2020
The hospitality sector is feeling left out by the 2020 Budget, Hospitality NZ Chief Executive Julie White talks to Heather du Plessis-Allan on Newstalk ZB.
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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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Iconic Mount Maunganui bar Imbibe in receivership
12 Mar 2020
The Imbibe Bar and Restaurant in Mount Maunganui has gone into receivership due to "ongoing trading and cash flow issues".
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Media release: Appeal - Auckland Targeted Rate Payers (APTR) judicial review - Hospitality NZ
5 Mar 2020
Accommodation Provider Targeted Rate (APTR) is unfair, inequitable and very poor public policy.
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Coronavirus update from Tourism New Zealand - information from industry
21 Feb 2020
The latest updates from Tourism New Zealand on COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
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Understanding the 'new' luxury travel market
5 Aug 2019
Andy Cunningham, manager of the luxury Fiordland Lodge in Te Anau, discusses changes and trends in New Zealand’s luxury accommodation sector
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