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Update from TripAdvisor
9 Apr 2020
TripAdvisor has provided an update to Hospitality NZ on the support available to clients and the working currently underway.
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WESTPAC - Economic Bulletin 8 April 2020
9 Apr 2020
Through the looking Glass – What Covid-19 means for New Zealand’s tourism sector.
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Important Updates from IRD (8 April 2020)
9 Apr 2020
The latest update from Inland Revenue (IRD) including: Remittance of Use of Money Interest(UOMI) due to COVID-19; When the Commissioner will remit penalties and UOMI; Information to be provided when requesting relief; The type of relief available, and Filing of returns.
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Lease Obligations and the Lockdown
9 Apr 2020
Industry experts, Coffeys Tourism Property Brokers provide some interesting insights into lease obligations during the current COVID-19 situation in their latest update.
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Immigration NZ COVID-19 Update | 8 April 2020
9 Apr 2020
Immigration New Zealand continues to focus on immediate priorities from the Government under COVID-19 Alert Level 4.
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Department of Internal Affairs - Operational Update #2:
9 Apr 2020
Further to our update on 27 March 2020, we continue to monitor and assess the impacts of COVID-19 on the gambling sector.
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Tourism Talent partners with Go with Tourism
8 Apr 2020
In an attempt to retain as much of the best talent as possible, Tourism Talent has partnered with Go with Tourism, sharing resources to create a searchable database on both their platforms of CVs from people in the sector who have been made redundant.
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Planning for the future of tourism
8 Apr 2020
The Government, industry and business are working together to develop a plan for how tourism will operate in a post-COVID-19 world, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis announced today.
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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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