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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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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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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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We've appointed a Chief Operating Officer
2 Aug 2018
Hospitality NZ has appointed Julie White as Chief Operating Officer. Chief Executive Vicki Lee says Julie is a very welcome addition to the head office team based in Wellington: “Julie is an accomplished and trusted commercial leader who brings a wealth of experience from across the travel and hospitality sectors".
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