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MEDIA RELEASE: Sally Attfield joins Hospitality New Zealand to spearhead accommodation sector plans
15 Oct 2020
Hospitality New Zealand welcomes the formal appointment of Sally Attfield as General Manager – Accommodation, based at the National Service Centre in Wellington. Sally reports directly to Julie White, Chief Executive.
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Prepare for the payments revolution
14 Oct 2020
Every industry will end up going through the payment evolution, so you need to be thinking about how your customers are interacting with your business and their expectations. Read more.
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MEDIA RELEASE: Auckland’s Level 1 status a relief for many hospitality operators
5 Oct 2020
The Government’s decision to move Auckland down to Alert Level 1 on Wednesday, 7 October at 11.59pm in line with the rest of the nation is a welcomed step towards our economic recovery, says Hospitality New Zealand.
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MEDIA RELEASE: Extending current restrictions will mark the end for some hospitality operators says Hospitality New Zealand
14 Sep 2020
The Government’s decisions today to keep current restrictions across the entire country (until Monday, 21 September at 11.59pm) could be the nail in the coffin for struggling operators, says Hospitality New Zealand.
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MEDIA RELEASE: Hospitality Leader Shines Bright
9 Sep 2020
Hospitality New Zealand has announced Sara Tucker, currently External Relations Director at Lion NZ, as this year’s Hospitality New Zealand Hall of Fame recipient.
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MEDIA RELEASE: Extension of Alert Level 2.5 incredibly challenging for the hospitality sector – Hospitality New Zealand urges government to relax 10 person cap on Auckland social gatherings
4 Sep 2020
Extension of Alert Level 2.5 incredibly challenging for the hospitality sector – Hospitality New Zealand urges government to relax 10 person cap on Auckland social gatherings
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MEDIA RELEASE: Today's announcement puts the Hospitality sector's survival under threat - targeted support is required
25 Aug 2020
The Government’s decisions today to extend Auckland’s Level 3 lockdown restrictions (until Sunday, 30 August at 11.59pm) and keep the rest of the country in Alert Level 2 is hugely disappointing and frustrating for the hospitality industry, says Hospitality New Zealand.
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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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Payday Filing Starts Soon
10 Sep 2018
All employers will need to file PAYE information each payday from April 2019. Over 400 employers have already started so do you know what you need to do to get ready?
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Five Questions for Matt McLaughlin
4 Sep 2018
Matt is Hospitality New Zealand Branch President, Wellington, and the owner of several bars, including Dirty Little Secret, Jack Hacketts Irish Pub, and Danger Danger. We asked Matt about opportunities he's seeing in the hospo right now, how his staff helped him overcome his biggest challenge, and where he can be found enjoying Wellington hospitality offerings on his day off.
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A year of free advertising in UYOC's ethical café guide for members  
29 Aug 2018
On the back of our Plastic Free July promotion, the online ethical café and eatery directory UYOC (Use Your Own Cup) is offering Hospitality New Zealand members with cafes or eateries one year of free advertising on their website. 
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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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April 2018 top 40 music chart for hospitality businesses!
3 May 2018
Here is the top 40 music play list from AMS Music for April 2018. AMS Music are passionate about music and the hospitality industry, who want to add value by providing you with a free music play list every month!
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