Future Leaders Day and Annual Conference Events
11-13 October 2016 held at SKYCITY Auckland

Life's Out There

23 Jul 2016 (Sat) - 12 Oct 2016 (Wed)

If we stay in all the time, we miss out on the most important aspects of life. Meeting people, seeing friends and having fun. So get out of the house and interact with humans. Because LIFE'S OUT THERE.

2016 Future Leaders Scholarships - now open

25 Jul 2016 (Mon) - 23 Sep 2016 (Fri)

Are you serious about a career in one of New Zealand's most exciting and fast paced industries, and want to make a difference in it? Then we want to help you achieve that goal.

Welcome to Hospitality New Zealand

Hospitality New Zealand is focused on adding value to members’ businesses. To the wider hospitality industry, it is our job to make sure the industry remains vibrant and has a sustainable future in New Zealand.

Health and Safety at Work Act 2015

Understand the key changes of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and how it will affect your business.

To help members and their staff understand their responsibilities, our new Health and Safety resources are now available.

Are you prepared for the new Food Act?

The new Food Act 2014 came into force on the 1st March 2016.

Food service businesses with an on premise licence, need to apply to register their Food Control Plan by 1 March 2017.

HOSPO RECRUIT - Unique Recruitment Solutions

Launched by Hospitality NZ, HOSPO RECRUIT is a unique recruitment solution that will help put the right people forward for the job.

Hospitality NZ's Training Academy Programme

The Hospitality New Zealand Training Academy offers smart and relevant training courses and seminars so owners and operators can focus on maximising their profitability and productivity.

Know your Limit – A rule of thumb guide

We don't recommend drinking alcohol and driving. But if you do choose to have a social drink, these guidelines should help you stay on the right side of the 250mcg legal limit.

Hospitality New Zealand - Current News

WWOOFers - Make sure you're doing things right

Friday, 29 July 2016

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has launched a nationwide investigation into board-for-wages arrangements to test whether these abide by the Employment Relations Act. This has come about following revelations of WWOOFers (or similar) operating outside the agriculture industry and inside the accommodation industry, particularly in backpackers and in some motels.

June 2016 top 40 music chart for hospitality businesses!

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Here is the top 40 music play list from AMS Music for June 2016. AMS Music are passionate about music and the hospitality industry, who want to add value by providing you with a free music play list every month!

Winners of New Zealand’s Vegetarian Dish Challenge 2016 announced

Friday, 8 July 2016

The winners of the New Zealand Vegetarian Dish Challenge 2016, a national competition which celebrates the very best of fresh New Zealand grown vegetables, were announced on Wednesday 6 July.

New Zealand chefs aspire to achieve gold

Friday, 8 July 2016

Beef + Lamb New Zealand are calling for chefs to get creative in the kitchen for the 21st annual Beef and Lamb Excellence Awards.

Grow your business with a Westpac Growth Grant!

Friday, 24 June 2016

Westpac understands the challenges faced by many businesses, so they created the Westpac Business Growth Grant program to help established businesses get to the next level.

Sleepovers for work must be paid

Thursday, 23 June 2016

A recent case about a sleepover comes as a timely reminder that employees who sleepover for work must be paid at least minimum wage for each sleepover hour.

The Right of refusal to guests

Friday, 17 June 2016

On the continuing topic of motels being approached by Work and Income for emergency housing, a very valid concern has been raised by a few members on their right to refuse guests.

Outdoor smoking for bar and pub owners – A smoking gun

Thursday, 16 June 2016

For over 10 years the industry have been compliant with the outdoor smoking area guidelines developed by the Ministry of Health and now are being hit hard with fines with a new interpretation of "what is an outdoor smoking area".

Motels used as emergency housing option

Friday, 10 June 2016

The topic of housing Work and Income (WINZ) clients in motel rooms was discussed by Paula Bennett the Social Housing Minister, in a Parliamentary committee meeting this week. This suggestion was initially made a couple of weeks ago and once again Rachael Shadbolt was approached to discuss the issue.

Bars - they're part of the solution

Friday, 10 June 2016

Tracy Scott talks to Hospitality Business about how bars see themselves as very much part of the solution to the age old issue of alcohol related harm and safer streets.

Drunken room parties – could you be liable?

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

If you are an accommodation provider then you may be all too familiar with rowdy guests partying it up in their rooms. A recent case raised the question of whether an accommodation provider could be liable for drunken room parties under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.


Buller Branch AGM 2016

Monday, 1 August 2016

Buller Branch AGM on Monday 1 August. Guest speaker, Hospitality New Zealand CEO, Vicki Lee will keep you informed and engaged.

Taranaki AccommodationNZ Sector Group Meeting

Monday, 1 August 2016

The first Taranaki AccommodationNZ Sector Group meeting will be held on Monday 1 August. Please join us and be informed on the progress of AccommodationNZ and the advocacy issues we will be addressing.

Westland Branch AGM 2016

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Westland Branch AGM on Tuesday 2 August. Guest speaker, Hospitality New Zealand CEO, Vicki Lee will keep you informed and engaged.

Taranaki Branch AGM 2016

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Branch members are invited to attend Hospitality NZ Taranaki Branch AGM on Tuesday 2 August, 5.00pm.

Gisborne Branch AGM 2016

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Branch members are invited to attend Hospitality NZ Gisborne Branch AGM on Tuesday 9 August 2016.

Counties Manukau Branch AGM 2016

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

The Counties Manukau Branch AGM will be held on Wednesday 10 August 2016, 2.30pm at Fisher House, 117 Kerwyn Avenue, Auckland.

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