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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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Restaurant smoking ban might be what's needed, says Goodhew
20 Jul 2015
Timaru Herald - 20 July 2015 - However Hospitality New Zealand chief executive Bruce Robertson said business owners should be able to choose if smoking was allowed outside their premises.
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Cigarettes sold to a minor on controlled purchase operation
16 Jun 2015
Scoop NZ - Regional - 16 June 2015 - 16 June 2015 Two packets of cigarettes sold to a minor on controlled purchase operation.
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Bars forced to stay shut during RWC games
16 Jun 2015
Newstalk ZB - 16 June 2015 - Some sports bars could be forced to stay closed during key games of this year's Rugby World Cup.
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Young man seriously injured in unprovoked attack
15 Jun 2015
New Zealand Herald - National News - 15 June 2015 - The hospitality industry is rejecting the notion a vicious assault at Auckland's Viaduct over the weekend occurred because bar tenders did not dish out drinks responsibly.
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Status quo for kids in bottle stores
12 Jun 2015
Manawatu Standard - 12 June 2015 - Hospitality New Zealand regional manager Chris Hince said he was pleased the committee had listened to reason.
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My Holidays: Shane Green
9 Jun 2015
New Zealand Herald - 9 June 2015 - I'm very excited to be heading back home for a week in October to headline Hospitality New Zealand's emerging leaders' conference and hospitality showcase.
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RaBar to close, reopen with food focus
3 Jun 2015
Otago Daily Times - 3 June 2015 - The Ra Bar in the lower Octagon is closing after 18 years and a new bar with a focus on food will open after a five-month renovation.
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