Meet our Future Leaders

1 Oct 2015 (Thu) - 30 Nov 2015 (Mon)

Take a look into our industry's future and meet our successful Hospitality NZ / SKY Future Leaders scholarship recipients.

Find out what their career aspirations are and how we're helping them get there.

HOSPO RECRUIT - Unique Recruitment Solutions

8 Oct 2015 (Thu) - 30 Nov 2017 (Thu)

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

Know your Limit – A rule of thumb guide

6 Nov 2015 (Fri) - 28 Feb 2016 (Sun)

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.

Are you prepared for the new Food Act?

20 Oct 2015 (Tue) - 1 Mar 2016 (Tue)

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

Starting now consultation on proposed Council fees will take place and we encourage you to have your say. View more information here.

Welcome to Hospitality New Zealand

Hospitality New Zealand continues to focus on adding value to members’ businesses and to the wider hospitality industry as it is our job is to make sure the hospitality industry has a sustainable future for our members.

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.

Hospitality New Zealand - Current News

Auckland Council refunds 80% RWC special licence fees

Friday, 27 November 2015

Auckland Council will refund 80% on special licence application fees paid for the Rugby World Cup 2015 prior to the RWC Bill being passed.

Auckland Council's proposed Food Act fees

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

The Auckland Council is seeking consultation from food premises on their proposed fees under the new Food Act 2014. Now open to public submissions until 21 December 2015 we encourage you to have your say.

Press Release: Hospitality NZ Chief Executive stepping down

Monday, 23 November 2015

Today Chief Executive Bruce Robertson announced that he will be leaving Hospitality NZ at the end of the year. This is not retirement as Bruce plans to undertake some governance roles and will utilise his advocacy skills with some contract work.

Get connected with UFB

Monday, 16 November 2015

The Government aims to have 80% of New Zealanders to be able to access the internet using UFB fibre by 2022. But your business may not have to wait that long so why not check it out. Your customers will thank you for it.

2015-16 Christmas and New Year resource now available

Thursday, 12 November 2015

The 2015-16 Christmas and New Year resource is now available and is an easy to follow flow chart to assist staff planning and pay. For further assistance please contact your Regional Manager on 0800 500 503.

2015 Inductee to the Hall of Fame - Margaret Grant

Thursday, 12 November 2015

During the 2015 Awards for Excellence dinner in Nelson last month, it was our honour to introduce Margaret Grant as Hospitality NZ's 2015 inductee to the Hall of Fame. She is called the 'Mother of Tourism on the West Coast' because of her years of service and dedication to the Tourism and Hospitality.

Longer suspensions for failed CPOs

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Recent decisions made by the Alcohol Regulatory Licensing Authority (ARLA) demonstrate that the suspension periods for failed Controlled Purchase Operations (CPOs) are getting longer.

Hospitality NZ welcomes new Accommodation NZ members

Thursday, 12 November 2015

As of Friday 20 November all Motel Association of NZ members will be transferred to Hospitality NZ and receive the full membership services under the Accommodation NZ brand. Look forward to welcoming our new members.

ServiceLine November 2015

Thursday, 5 November 2015

In this issue there are a number of announcements and new information that will help you successfully run your businesses this summer. Enjoy the read!

Know your Limit – Drink Driving

Monday, 2 November 2015

We do not recommend drinking and driving, but if you choose to have a social drink this rule of thumb - Know Your Limits will help you stay on the right side of the 250mcg legal limit.

Press Release: No red cards issued to RWC fans

Monday, 2 November 2015

Kiwis should be proud of their off the field performance during the Rugby World Cup. The industry proved that they have great host responsibility capability and Kiwis are simply good sports and responsible players.

SKYLights for November 2015

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Following RWC 2015 New Zealand and Australia continue their sporting rivalry in cricket and the ITM 500 Auckland. SKY Sports has coverage of of the main race plus many other sporting events taking place during November.

Make sure you get the basics right - reminder for all on premise holders

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

The alcohol law creates a number of 'day to day' requirements for establishments who hold any type of on licence and club licences. This article looks at those basic requirements and what they mean in practice.

Are you prepared for the new Food Act?

Monday, 19 October 2015

The new Food Act 2014 comes into force on the 1st March next year. While some of you won’t need to do anything straight away, others will need to start complying with the new rules sooner.


Taranaki Branches Christmas Bowls and BBQ

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Both the Hospitality NZ and MANZ Branch members are invited to a Taranaki Christmas BBQ, Bowls and get-together on Tuesday 1 December 2015. Please RSVP to or call 0800 500 503.

Northland Branch Christmas Meeting

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

The Northland Branch Committee invites its members to the next branch meeting on Tuesday 1 December, 11am at Schnappa Rock. We look forward to seeing you there.

2015 Central Otago Branch Golf Day

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Central Otago Branch invites all members to the Hospo Golf Day on Tuesday 1 December at the Arrowtown Golf Club. We'd love to see you there!

Auckland Branches Christmas Social Drinks

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

The Counties Manukau and Auckland branches would like to invite you to join fellow members for Branch Christmas drinks and a social event on Tuesday 1 December at the Celsius Gastrobar.

Wellington Branch Christmas Bowls Bash

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

The Wellington Branch invites members and their staff to join them for an afternoon of fun at the Christmas Bowls Bash. Please RSVP to Regional Manager Dylan Firth as space is highly limited.

Canterbury Branch Christmas Cheers and Beers

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Canterbury Branch members are invited to enjoy some Christmas Cheers and Beers on Tuesday 8 December at Casa Publica in Christchurch.

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