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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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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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Hospitality NZ member wins big at Manawatu Hospitality Awards
16 Nov 2018
Hospitality New Zealand member Brew Union Brewing Company, located in central Palmerston North swept the board at the 2018 Manawatu Hospitality Awards, held on Sunday November 11.
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Get match-ready with fibre broadband
5 Nov 2018
As a nation of sports fanatics, if we can’t make it to the live game, you can bet we’ll be meeting up with our mates to watch it live on the big screen. With some hotly anticipated sporting events streaming live online in 2019, having a great internet connection is essential to becoming the ‘go-to’ place to catch the game.
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24 Hour Sexual Harm Helpline Launched
5 Nov 2018
A government initiative, Safe to Talk (Kōrero mai ka ora), is New Zealand’s first free 24/7 phone help line for sexual harm support and information. It is a confidential free service for anyone living in New Zealand who has been affected by sexual harm (including sexual violence, abuse or harassment). The number is 0800 044 334.
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From Italy to the Chatham Islands, Francesca's hospitality journey
31 Oct 2018
Hotel Chatham’s marketing manager Francesca Bonventre shares her story about the long, winding road to finding her dream job in New Zealand’s hospitality industry.
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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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Update on people shortages and immigration issues
23 Oct 2018
We want our members to know that we continue to advocate on Immigration issues and the shortage of staff, two issues that affect our members and all sectors of the hospitality industry. We have been working on this issue in a number of ways, which we outline below, and we will continue to do this through written submissions, media opportunities, and meetings with officials and partners.
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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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