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.
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!
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.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand are calling for chefs to get creative in the kitchen for the 21st annual Beef and Lamb Excellence Awards.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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 on Monday 1 August. Guest speaker, Hospitality New Zealand CEO, Vicki Lee will keep you informed and engaged.
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 on Tuesday 2 August. Guest speaker, Hospitality New Zealand CEO, Vicki Lee will keep you informed and engaged.
Branch members are invited to attend Hospitality NZ Taranaki Branch AGM on Tuesday 2 August, 5.00pm.
Branch members are invited to attend Hospitality NZ Gisborne Branch AGM on Tuesday 9 August 2016.
The Counties Manukau Branch AGM will be held on Wednesday 10 August 2016, 2.30pm at Fisher House, 117 Kerwyn Avenue, Auckland.