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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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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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