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MEDIA RELEASE: Hospitality New Zealand welcomes industry collaboration with the backpacker and youth accommodation sector.
19 Nov 2020
Hospitality New Zealand (HNZ) and the Backpacker Youth and Adventure Tourism Association (BYATA) have concluded a consultation period and this week formally signed a Memorandum of Understanding.
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Briefing for the Incoming Minister
10 Nov 2020
Prior to the 2020 Election, Hospitality NZ provided party candidates with ‘Let’s Talk Hospitality’, outlining the sector’s top priorities for an incoming Government. We continue to support these issues and have outlined them in greater detail in this briefing document.
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MEDIA RELEASE: Hospitality NZ is pleased that the important tourism portfolio stays with a senior Minister.
3 Nov 2020
“Hospitality New Zealand welcomes incoming Minister Nash to its tourism portfolio and looks forward to working closely with him including elevating the value of the hospitality industry within the visitor economy.” Hospitality New Zealand’s Chief Executive, Julie White says.
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Opinion: Data Security and the Importance of Privacy
29 Oct 2020
Upcoming changes to the Privacy Act affect what you do on a daily basis, so we asked Simon Casey, one of the Directors from Seekom, a Hospitality New Zealand partner, for his opinion on data security and the importance of privacy.
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MEDIA RELEASE: Sally Attfield joins Hospitality New Zealand to spearhead accommodation sector plans
15 Oct 2020
Hospitality New Zealand welcomes the formal appointment of Sally Attfield as General Manager – Accommodation, based at the National Service Centre in Wellington. Sally reports directly to Julie White, Chief Executive.
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Prepare for the payments revolution
14 Oct 2020
Every industry will end up going through the payment evolution, so you need to be thinking about how your customers are interacting with your business and their expectations. Read more.
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MEDIA RELEASE: Auckland’s Level 1 status a relief for many hospitality operators
5 Oct 2020
The Government’s decision to move Auckland down to Alert Level 1 on Wednesday, 7 October at 11.59pm in line with the rest of the nation is a welcomed step towards our economic recovery, says Hospitality New Zealand.
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MEDIA RELEASE: Extending current restrictions will mark the end for some hospitality operators says Hospitality New Zealand
14 Sep 2020
The Government’s decisions today to keep current restrictions across the entire country (until Monday, 21 September at 11.59pm) could be the nail in the coffin for struggling operators, says Hospitality New Zealand.
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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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