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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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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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Airbnb-style providers at odds with hospitality industry as regulation considered
5 Mar 2020
Short-term accommodation providers and the Hospitality Industry are at logger heads over their views on how the Christchurch City Council should regulate the industry.
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Popular vote opposes earlier closing times for pubs; health groups support limiting hours
27 Feb 2020
Regional Manager Adam Parker, and Hospitality NZ members presented submissions to Council on Tuesday for the Palmerston North Local Alcohol Policy.
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“Benefit principle” must be applied to tourism and infrastructure funding
5 Jul 2019
Following the release on Thursday 4 July by the Productivity Commission of the “Local government funding and financing” draft report, Hospitality New Zealand continues to advocate that a visitor levy applied solely to the commercial accommodation sector is not a fair, equitable or sustainable solution to local funding
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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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Recent HNZ Submissions: Holidays Act Review and Gambling Harm Strategy
15 Oct 2018
In recent weeks we have made two submissions that will be of interest to our members. One concerns the Holidays (2003) Act review, and the other refers to the Ministry of Health's Gambling Harm Strategy.
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International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy Submission
26 Jul 2018
Hospitality New Zealand International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy; Electronic Travel Authority; and Immigration Fees and Levies Submission
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