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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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Facebook used for under-agers buying booze
30 Dec 2015 - 30 December 2015 - Hospitality New Zealand Wellington regional manager Dylan Firth said it was now common for door staff at bars to carry ultraviolet lights to check IDs.
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Garrulous lobbyist Bruce Robertson hangs up his Hospitality NZ hat
17 Dec 2015
Dominion Post - 17 December 2015 - As a self-described 'advocate for the fun industry', Bruce Robertson has courted controversy by arguing for pubs to be allowed to serve customers more booze, later and longer.
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City councillors to debate Hamilton booze laws again follow meeting stalemate
4 Nov 2015 - Business - 4 November 2015 - City councillors will reconsider the city's draft local alcohol policy on Thursday after a seven-hour meeting ended in a voting deadlock.
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Takapuna residents win booze ban
26 Oct 2015
New Zealand Herald- National News - 26 October 2015 - Takapuna Beach residents have won a bid for an all-hours ban on drinking liquor in streets, carparks and a playground in the town centre this summer, after years of complaining about youths' drunken and rowdy behaviour.
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Round the clock Takapuna CBD booze ban on the way
8 Sep 2015 - North Shore Times - 8 September 2015 - The Devonport-Takapuna Local Board is backing a 24 hour, seven day Takapuna CBD alcohol ban after seeing the graphic scenes.
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Rugby booze bill "bollocks" says watchdog
24 Aug 2015
Radio New Zealand - 24 August 2015 - Hospitality New Zealand said the Bill would ensure pubs and clubs could meet what it called the legitimate needs of patrons.
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MPs warned about RWC booze bill
24 Aug 2015
NZCity - 24 August 2015 - However, Hospitality New Zealand is backing the bill and it wants the extended opening hours to apply to all matches, not just those from the quarter-finals on that the All Blacks are playing in.
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