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Rugby World Cup 2019 Extended Trading Hours
5 Sep 2019
On 28th August Parliament passed the “Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Rugby World Cup 2019 Extended Trading Hours) Amendment Bill 2019” by majority vote, with only the Green Party voting against it
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Spark Sport partner with SKY to show Rugby World Cup 2019
6 Aug 2019
Hospitality New Zealand has been busy voicing our member's concerns around Rugby World Cup 2019™ to Government and Spark Sport. Spark Sport have listened, and we are pleased to let you know that we now have a solution at hand for our members who do not have fibre internet.
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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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10 expert insights: How to promote mental wellness in the hospitality industry
18 Jul 2019
Raw Hospitality Director James Bennie shares his tips on how hospitality employers and managers can better manage their own mental health, as well as how to promote a culture of mental wellbeing among employees
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Wellington Hospitality Expo showcases the capital's vibrant hospitality scene
12 Jul 2019
Hospitality New Zealand Wellington Branch hosted its first Hospitality Expo to celebrate the region's operators, employees and suppliers
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Nominate the Rising Star on your team!
10 Jul 2019
Entries for Hospitality New Zealand’s Rising Stars Awards 2019 are now open
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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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7 easy sustainability wins for hospitality businesses
3 Jul 2019
There is an increasing demand for sustainable practices from both customers and the Government. Here, Hospitality New Zealand’s Sustainability Advisory Council Chair Nick Keene provides seven accessible and affordable tips for becoming a more environmentally friendly hospitality operator
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Over 100 companies join Go with Tourism, to create better opportunities for young people
3 Apr 2019
Hospitality New Zealand is proud to support Go with Tourism, a hospitality and tourism skills campaign that is a first of its kind for New Zealand.
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A $9,000 day at work!
8 Feb 2019
The Employment Relations Authority has once again highlighted the danger of pre-employment tests in a recent case.
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10 expert insights: How to cater to the Chinese visitor
4 Feb 2019
Professor Chris Ryan from the China-New Zealand Tourism Research Unit shares his tips on how hospitality and tourism businesses can make the most of the 2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism.
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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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Kiwi Access Card launches on 14 January, replacing the 18+ Card
10 Jan 2019
Hospitality New Zealand aims to open up opportunities and access for everyone in New Zealand society, by replacing the 18+ Card with the Kiwi Access Card
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Get match-ready with fibre broadband
5 Nov 2018
As a nation of sports fanatics, if we can’t make it to the live game, you can bet we’ll be meeting up with our mates to watch it live on the big screen. With some hotly anticipated sporting events streaming live online in 2019, having a great internet connection is essential to becoming the ‘go-to’ place to catch the game.
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24 Hour Sexual Harm Helpline Launched
5 Nov 2018
A government initiative, Safe to Talk (Kōrero mai ka ora), is New Zealand’s first free 24/7 phone help line for sexual harm support and information. It is a confidential free service for anyone living in New Zealand who has been affected by sexual harm (including sexual violence, abuse or harassment). The number is 0800 044 334.
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National Board Members 2018
1 Oct 2018
On 27 September, Hospitality New Zealand held its Annual General Meeting at Rydges in Queenstown. Clare Davies stood down as National President after six years on the national board, and Jeremy Smith was elected in her place. Peter Morrison remains as Vice-President, and Tony Crosbie as Treasurer. All other board members were re-elected, along with new board member Kristy Phillips from the South Canterbury Branch.
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