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.

Advocacy Update - On the front foot

Putting members' best interest first we make it our business to protect the future and growth of our members' businesses and industry.

We're all about helping your voice to be heard!

Hospitality NZ's Training Academy Programme

Our 'Talking Teams' workshop series is designed to help upcoming or experienced leaders create a successful and cohesive team culture in the workplace.

Find a workshop near you and book online!

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 31 March 2017.

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.

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.

Our new Health and Safety resources are now available for members.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hospitality New Zealand - Current News

Submission: Auckland Council Targeted Rate on Commercial Accommodation

Monday, 27 March 2017

Hospitality New Zealand's national submission on Auckland Councils proposed Targeted Rate on Commercial Accommodation

Auckland Council will be out checking compliance over Easter

Monday, 27 March 2017

Auckland Council have advised that their Licensing staff will be out and about over Easter Weekend and ANZAC Day checking on compliance on the restricted days.

Tsunami Evacuation Posters now available

Friday, 24 March 2017

Following feedback from members who had indicated that they would appreciate a Tsunami action sign to display in rooms, the Ministry have kindly produced a new Tsunami action sign to display in rooms, not dissimilar to the 'Fire Action Signs' currently on display your rooms.

Changes on Easter Sunday trading impacts restaurants, bars and cafe businesses

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Under the new Shop Trading Act, employees cannot be forced to work on Easter Sunday. For hospitality businesses this means bar, restaurants and cafe employers need to ask their staff four weeks in advance (by Sunday 19 March) if they would like to work that day.

Targeted rates - the thin edge of the wedge

Friday, 17 March 2017

Article from March 2017 edition of Hospitality Business Magazine written by Dylan Firth, Advocacy and Policy Manager for Hospitality New Zealand

Targeted accommodation rate a disaster for Auckland

Friday, 10 March 2017

The accommodation sector is ready and willing to do its fair share in attracting more visitors to Auckland. So let’s look at the facts.

Auckland Targeted Rate: an inelegant proposal based on convenience

Friday, 10 March 2017

Vicki Lee talks to Inside Tourism about the proposed Targeted Rate for Commercial Accommodation put forward by the Auckland Council.

Hospitality Training Trust – 2017 Grant Applications

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Do you have a great training idea you would like to see adopted in the hospitality sector? Or an outstanding trainee who would benefit from specific training? Or a project related to hospitality training?

Working for Accommodation Fixed Term Agreement

Thursday, 9 March 2017

A new specialised employment agreement is now available to AccommodationNZ members who employ staff with work for accommodation arrangements.

Media Release - Auckland Targeted Rate validity questioned

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Hospitality New Zealand is questioning the validity of the Auckland Council’s proposed targeted rate on commercial accommodation.

Daylight saving ends - Sunday 2 April 2017

Monday, 6 March 2017

Daylight savings ends on Sunday 2 April 2017. This means clocks are put back one hour, so that 3.00am becomes 2.00am.

Cancellation of Shifts and Zero hour contracts provisions from 1 April 2017

Monday, 13 February 2017

From 1 April 2017 the cancellation and zero hour contracts provisions (amongst others), for all Individual Employment Agreements entered into pre 1 April 2016, come into effect.


'Talking Team' Leadership Workshop - Dunedin

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

This workshop is suitable for both upcoming and experienced leaders, and those who are creating a new team or currently leading an established team.

Dealing with Disruptors - A guide to Performance Management and the Disciplinary Process - Dunedin

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

This 3 hour workshop is designed for owners, managers or supervisors. An excellent follow on session from the recent Performance Management workshops.

'Talking Team' Leadership Workshop - Timaru

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

This workshop is suitable for both upcoming and experienced leaders, and those who are creating a new team or currently leading an established team.

'Developing a Sales Focus within Your Team' Workshop - Timaru

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

This three hour seminar is for Managers and Supervisors that are looking to create a sales culture and enhance customer services amongst your team.

2017 Auckland Branch Bowls Tournament

Monday, 10 April 2017

Time to dress to impress and enjoy an afternoon on the green. The dress up theme for this year is Manufactured boy / girl / mixed band, with a song. Get a team together join us at Mt Eden Park. Register online here.

'Talking Team' Leadership Workshop - Wellington

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

This workshop is suitable for both upcoming and experienced leaders, and those who are creating a new team or currently leading an established team.

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