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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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MEDIA RELEASE: Level 1 lifeline lauded by Hospitality New Zealand
8 Jun 2020
Hospitality New Zealands Media Release following the Prime Ministers announcement to move to Level 1 at midnight tonight.
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Five Questions for Tony Crosbie
30 Aug 2018
Tony has been involved in the hospitality industry since he was 17. Tony is Managing Director of Northend Hotels, one of the South Island’s biggest hospitality groups and he's also a Board member for Hospitality New Zealand.
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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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Five questions for Shaun Bates
22 Aug 2018
At just 25, Shaun is one of Hospitality New Zealand’s youngest Branch Presidents. He's also General Manager and co-director of multi award-winning fine dining restaurant, Indigo, in Napier. Shaun will be speaking at our Future Leaders Day in Queenstown on 25 September. We asked him how he rose from dish-washer to General Manager at Indigo so quickly, and how he fits in so many other interests.
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The London bars and restaurants with the least food waste
20 Aug 2018
From vintage staff uniforms to no choice set-menus, check out the initiatives London restaurants and bars are putting in place towards zero waste.
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Five Questions for our new Waikato Branch President
17 Aug 2018
Melissa Renwick has been appointed President of Hospitality New Zealand’s Waikato Branch. Melissa and her partner Andrew own two Hamilton businesses – The Eatery and The Keg Room, & The Quadrant. Melissa tells us what keeps her passionate about hospitality, and what she learned about her community after a fire broke out at one of her restaurants.
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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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July 2018 top 40 music chart for hospitality businesses!
4 Aug 2018
Here is the top 40 music play list from AMS Music for July 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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Illegally altered driver licences and IDs are circulating - be on the lookout!
21 May 2018
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