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MEDIA RELEASE: Return to Alert Level 3 a devastating blow for the hospitality industry
12 Aug 2020
Media Release: Return to Alert Level 3 a devastating blow for the hospitality industry.
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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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Five Questions for the creators of Holey Moley
26 Oct 2018
Holey Moley is New Zealand’s most unique mini golf venue, offering stellar hospitality in a fun and totally "instagrammable" environment. We had five questions for Maleik Edwards, Holey Moley Brand Manager at FunLab.
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Five Questions for Anna Arndt of Erik’s Fish n Chips
19 Oct 2018
With successful shops in both Wanaka and Queenstown, Eriks Fish & Chips took out two Excellence Awards at the 21st Hospitality New Zealand Conference last month: the Excellence in Marketing award and the People’s Choice award. We asked co-owner, manager and Erik's partner Anna Arndt why people love Erik's so much.
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Five Questions for Kristy Phillips
9 Oct 2018
Kristy is Hospitality New Zealand's newest elected member of the national board. Born and raised in Western Australia, she has recently become a “certified kiwi”. Kristy and her husband Grant co-own Zest restaurant in Timaru.
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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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Recognising a lifetime of service to Hospitality
1 Oct 2018
The HNZ Hall of Fame is made up of individuals who have made significant contributions to the hospitality industry, who are admired and respected by their peers and exemplify excellence and dedication to the Hospitality industry. With a career spanning just over 40 years, Peter Morrison is a mainstay of the Christchurch hospitality scene. He holds various executive roles, including his current role as Vice-President of the national board of Hospitality New Zealand. He is also a World Director of SKAL International, the world’s leading tourism and hospitality organisation.
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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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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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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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