Kaikoura Earthquake - What you need to know

Relevant information is now available for members impacted by the 14 November earthquakes.

You will find relevant information to help you deal with specific business matters from safety, employment to accommodation booking advice.

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.

2016 Awards winners announced

We are pleased to announced this year's Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence winners - committed to achieving excellence and delivering outstanding customer experiences.

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.

Hospro - Online Productivity Business Tool

Hospro is an online productivity tool that helps you externally measure your business performance in the marketplace.

This is FREE for any hospitality business to use, no string attached.

Hospitality New Zealand - Current News

Risk survey highlights need for key person/shareholder insurance

Monday, 5 December 2016

A risk survey carried out by Marsh identified that life, income protection, key person and/or shareholder insurance are fundamental coverage that all business owners in the hospitality industry shouldn't go without. A special offer from Marsh Mercer Benefits is now available until May 2017.

"Sorry this is an R21 bar only" – Age restrictions in bars

Monday, 5 December 2016

Can you open a bar with age restriction? What does the law say about this and what can I do instead?

Accounting for GST in OTA Bookings

Friday, 2 December 2016

We receive numerous queries about how to account for GST in Online Travel Agent (OTA) bookings with non-resident service providers and we are happy to provide some clarity in this matter.

Media Release - Proposed Auckland Visitor Levy take too narrow a view

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Hospitality New Zealand has expressed concern at a proposed targeted rate on commercial accommodation providers in Auckland.

Can I have a copy of my employment file?

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

What should you bear in mind when your employee asks for a copy of their file? Some information is clear, such as pay slips, time sheets, employment agreements but there some information which you may refuse to disclose and whether there are any legal grounds for refusing disclosure.

Submission: Proposed changes to the Skilled Migrant Category

Monday, 7 November 2016

Hospitality New Zealand's national submission on the proposed changes to the Skilled Migrant Category

Update from Booking.com - Some clarification and FAQs

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Following the announcement from the Commerce Commission last week regarding the agreement made with Booking.com and Expedia, Booking.com has provided AccommodationNZ with an FAQ on what their new 'commitments' mean for accommodation partners.

Providing a Reference 101

Monday, 31 October 2016

An ex-employee has asked for a reference but they were terrible. What can I say? I’ve been told that legally I must provide a reference. Is this true?


Canterbury Branch Christmas Drinks

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Members of the Cantebury Branch are invited to attend Christmas Drinks on Tuesday 13 December.

Nelson Branch Annual Licensees Walk Around

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Nelson Branch members are invited to attend an the annual licensees walk around on Thursday 15 December.

Hawkes Bay Branch Christmas Party

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Members of the Hawkes Bay Branch are invited to attend an end of year Christmas gathering on Sunday 18 December.

Palmerston North Branch Christmas Event

Sunday, 18 December 2016

All members of the HNZ Palmerston North Branch are invited to the branch Christmas Event on Sunday 18 December 2016.

2017 Hospitality NZ South Island Men's Trade Bowls

Monday, 20 February 2017

Hospitality New Zealand's South Island Men's Trade Bowls will be on from 20-22 February 2012

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