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MEDIA RELEASE: Return to Alert Level 3 a devastating blow for the hospitality industry
12 Aug 2020
Media Release: Return to Alert Level 3 a devastating blow for the hospitality industry.
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MEDIA RELEASE: Let’s Talk Hospitality 2020
4 Aug 2020
Hospitality New Zealand gives the Government its key priorities for the Survive, Revive & Thrive strategy.
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4 Aug 2020
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MEDIA RELEASE: Hospitality New Zealand welcomes $40 million subsidy to resolve commercial rent disputes, for some the decision is too little, too late.
31 Jul 2020
Hospitality New Zealand's Media Release welcomes the announcement of $40 million subsidy to resolve commercial rent disputes, however it is too late for some.
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Financial crime is everyone’s business
24 Jul 2020
Fraudsters are starting to focus more on compromising people rather than systems, so it’s important to create a culture of crime awareness in your business. Read more.
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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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“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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“Hope to god you don’t get thirsty” – A lesson from McDonald’s about breaks
17 Jan 2019
Set rest and meal breaks are back, the number and duration of which depends on the hours worked
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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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HNZ welcomes insights into young people’s perceptions of the tourism & hospitality sector
27 Aug 2018
Hospitality New Zealand Chief Executive Vicki Lee has welcomed a report released by Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) and Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) which undertook research into young people’s perceptions of the tourism & hospitality industry in New Zealand.
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Domestic Violence Victims' Protection Bill
30 Jul 2018
Jan Logie MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Justice, has had her Domestic Violence Victim Protection Bill passed in Parliament.  The Act will take effect from 1 April 2019.  The purpose of this Act is to offer greater protections to people in employment who are affected by domestic violence
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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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Illegally altered driver licences and IDs are circulating - be on the lookout!
21 May 2018
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