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Daylight Saving begins this weekend - 29th September
27 Sep 2019
This year daylight saving begins at 2.00am on Sunday 29 September 2019, when clocks are put forward by one hour.
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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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Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm
13 Aug 2018
On 20 August 2018 the Ministry of Health will publish a consultation document with proposals to refresh their strategy to prevent and minimise gambling harm, along with the associated problem gambling levy. You are invited to attend their information meetings and/or make a submission on the proposals.
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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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Don't Guess The Yes
22 Jul 2018
Hospitality New Zealand Wellington Branch President Matt McLaughlin has been working with The Sexual Abuse Prevention Network, Wellington City Council and NZ Police on the #DontGuessTheYes campaign. Like the 'Ask for Angela' campaign it is designed to teach bar owners and staff how to make their premises safe, how to identify and respond to sexual assault, and what to do afterwards.
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New, Improved Paper Straws
16 Jul 2018
Hospitality New Zealand environment/sustainability advisory board chair Nick Keene tells Stuff NZ why we've teamed up with The Rubbish Whisperer to urge all 3000 of our members across New Zealand to go plastic straw-free by the end of the year.
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#metoo #sexualharassment #notourproblem?
9 Jul 2018
The #metoo movement has brought to light the pervasiveness of sexual harassment in society and highlighted that work needs to be done to stop it. The scandals coming to light should be motivation for all industries, including the hospitality industry, to look at our practices and ensure we are providing a safe workplace for our employees.
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The new Food Act 2014
6 Jun 2016
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