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

Get up to date with the latest trends and innovative supplier news at Fine Food NZ 2016

Friday, 27 May 2016

Fine Food New Zealand, the foremost trade event for the NZ hospitality, foodservice and food retail industries, returns to ASB Showgrounds, 26-28 June.

Pre-employment trials - What you need to know

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Do you understand what it means if an employer uses a pre-employment trial to assess the suitability of a prospective employee? Our in-house lawyer Channy Mao explains.

Media Release - $14 million for apprentices a step in the right direction to quell the chef shortage

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Hospitality New Zealand applauds the Budget 2016 announcement which will provide $14.4 million over four years for more apprenticeship training.

The dangers of alcohol related data

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

The alcohol related data can be dangerous, especially when used in a selective manner to support an argument. An example of this was a Dominion Post article published earlier this week.

Queen's Birthday - Monday 6 June 2016

Monday, 23 May 2016

The Queen's Birthday is a public holiday on Monday 6 June 2016, but is not a prohibited day under the Sale of Liquor Act. Find out the staff entitlements are for those who work on a public holiday or should you choose to trade on this day.

Millennials redefine hospitality service expectations

Friday, 20 May 2016

Millennials are a huge market in the hospitality and accommodation industries and as a business owner you don't want to miss out on the first generation of tech savvy users that grew up with the internet, using smartphones and tablets as an everyday part of life.

Electric Vehicles - An update from EECA

Friday, 20 May 2016

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) have provided some useful information around electric vehicles.

2016 Awards for Excellence

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Some changes are coming to our 2016 Awards for Excellence programme!

New venue payments system for hosting gaming machines

Monday, 16 May 2016

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne announced the Government has agreed to a new payments system for venues hosting pokie machines in bars and pubs.

April 2016 top 40 music chart for hospitality businesses!

Friday, 13 May 2016

Here is the top 40 music play list from AMS Music for April 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!

Getting Down to Business in the Accommodation Sector

Friday, 13 May 2016

Rachael Shadbolt talks to Hospitality Business about AccommodationNZ getting down to business and working working through the issues affecting the commercial accommodation sector.

Latest trends and innovation at Fine Food NZ 2016

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

To stay competitive, it’s important you keep up with the latest trends and find innovative suppliers to support your business. Luckily, you can do all that and more at Fine Food New Zealand at the ASB Showgrounds in Auckland.

Skills Match Report and Hospo Recruit

Monday, 9 May 2016

For over 20 years Annette has helped businesses recruit the right people and has worked with companies of all sizes throughout New Zealand. Now working as a senior HR consultant for QJumpers Annette explains what a Skills Match Report means to employers and how Hospo Recruit can help.

Media Release - Guest safety a high priority for Christchurch bars

Friday, 6 May 2016

In response to recent media coverage Christchurch CBD highest rate of violent incidents for any urban area, Tracy Scott, GM Operations and Advocacy for Hospitality NZ says the bars along the St Asaph St hospitality zone are doing everything they can to keep people safe.

No time for reinvestment? Make time...

Friday, 6 May 2016

Rachael Shadbolt talks to Accom Management Guide about the lack of time for general maintenance or reinvestment in accommodation businesses when they are running at high occupancy.

Media Release - Bars are not the problem

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

‘Bars are not the problem and could very well be part of the solution’ says Tracy Scott, GM Operations and Advocacy for Hospitality New Zealand, in response to recent media coverage about the number of violent incidents in the Auckland CBD and that bars, closing hours and irresponsible alcohol management were largely to blame.

Restaurant & Cafe Column: Zero hour contracts shake up

Monday, 2 May 2016

Significant changes are being made which will render zero hour contracts invalid from 1 April 2016 onwards. This can be a confusing time for those who need to know what rules apply. Here is some useful information to keep in mind.

Are you making the most of the SuperGold Card opportunity?

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

The SuperGold programme has over 670,000 cardholders and it is expected to have over 1 million cardholders in the next two decades. Subscribe to SuperGold business and offer this group of consumers a unique offer and receive a free listing on the SuperGold Card website.

Hospitality New Zealand CEO Appointed

Friday, 15 April 2016

Vicki Lee has been appointed CEO of Hospitality New Zealand, replacing Bruce Robertson who stood down at the end of 2015.

Labour Market Test to come into effect on Monday 11 April 2016

Monday, 11 April 2016

From 11 April 2016, it is compulsory for employers to approach Work and Income for help finding a New Zealander to fill low-skilled vacancies before they can support a migrant workers Essential Skills work visa application.

Updated Individual Employment Agreement (Ref no: 1.9)

Monday, 11 April 2016

Following the latest employment law changes from 1 April 2016, we have updated our Individual Employment Agreement (Resource 1.9).

Press Release - New ‘Gunfire’ Breakfast Bill another example of Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act failings

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Hospitality New Zealand welcomes the passing of the ‘Gunfire’ Breakfast Bill, allowing RSAs to serve a tot of rum after their dawn service.


Thames-Coromandel Branch Meeting - Tuesday 31 May 2016

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Thames-Coromandel Branch meeting for Tuesday 31 May, please join us at 11am at the Royal Oak Hotel and be informed on the progress of AccommodationNZ and the advocacy issues we will be addressing.

Auckland AccommodationNZ Sector Group Meeting - Tuesday 31 May 2016

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

The first Auckland AccommodationNZ Sector Group meeting will be held on Tuesday 31 May. Please join us and be informed on the progress of AccommodationNZ and the advocacy issues we will be addressing.

Train the Trainer - Queenstown (NOW FULL)

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

This workshop focuses on training the team that are in charge of the in house development of your staff by giving them some tools and techniques to ensure that the training they are undertaking is both effective and measurable.

2016 Hawkes Bay Branch AGM

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

The Hospitality NZ Hawkes Bay Branch AGM will be held on Wednesday 8 June 2016, 5.30 pm at the Clive Hotel.

A Great Event in the Great Hall - Christchurch

Friday, 10 June 2016

A Great Event in the Great Hall - Tickets selling fast... don't miss out! This prestigious inaugural fundraising event will be held in the newly restored Great Hall of the Arts Centre on Friday 10 June from 6pm-8pm.

Train the Trainer - Dunedin

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

This workshop focuses on training the team that are in charge of the in house development of your staff by giving them some tools and techniques to ensure that the training they are undertaking is both effective and measurable.

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