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Press Release - 18+ cards gets a facelift
Friday, 29 August 2014

A new look for the Hospitality NZ 18+ card will soon be circulating around the country after 1 September 2014. Both the new and old 18+ cards issued are accepted as a valid form of ID. The new card will have enhanced security features and show the Association's brand name - Hospitality New Zealand.
 
Media Release - Customer care – trends, tools and tips on tap
Wednesday, 13 August 2014

This year's Hospitality Showcase conference is well worth the time away from your business. The conference theme Customer is King will help you find actionable information to grow your customer base and what works now for successful businesses. See you there!
 
Expedia Inc seeking clearance to acquire Wotif.com
Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Hospitality New Zealand has been approached by the Commerce Commission to provide its views on Expedia’s application for clearance to acquire Wotif.com. Your views are important and your voice must be heard.
 
Blood Alcohol Limit to be lowered from 1 December 2014
Tuesday, 12 August 2014

The blood alcohol limit to drop the drink drive limit from .08 to .05 will come into effect from 1 December 2014. Hospitality NZ expects that this will not impact those patrons who already show responsible behaviour to not be over the limit when intending to drive.
 
Changes to Inland Revenue’s payment service
Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Do you pay Inland Revenue by cheque or drop off returns and forms at Westpac? You need to be aware of changes happening later in the year. In this article, Inland Revenue tells you what you need to know, and discusses online payment options that could make your life a whole lot easier.
 
Training Academy preparing for Spring!
Tuesday, 12 August 2014

The Training Academy spring season will continue with Marg from Turning Tables to provide owners and managers with skills on how to manage and motivate their team, the very popular NZ Chefs Association seminar series on Food Costing and Menu Engineering and Crowd Controller Training Courses!
 
Appeal against a Council’s provisional LAP pending
Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Hospitality New Zealand was involved in the first case of an appeal against a Provisional Local Alcohol Policy ( LAP). This appeal against the Tasman District Council LAP is the first test of the Councils' new powers under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.
 
ARLA decision on appropriate CPO penalties
Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Four Christchurch establishments with first time failed Controlled Purchase Operations (CPO) each faced a possible penalty of a three day closure. Hospitality NZ assisted and appealed and pointed out that a 24 hour penalty was more appropriate.
 
Alcohol policy in New Zealand communities - A review of research and trends
Tuesday, 12 August 2014

The hospitality industry supports sensible drinking and operators of licensed premises are compliant, responsible providers who work constructively with local authorities, police and their community. This latest report will inform and provide clarity to the ongoing debate of alcohol in our communities.
 
Media Release - Nationwide spread of finalists announced in 2014 Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence
Monday, 11 August 2014

The best of New Zealand's hospitality industry across 15 Award categories have been announced as finalists in the 2014 Hospitality NZ Awards for Excellence programme. Congratulations to all Award finalists, look forward to seeing you in Rotorua to celebrate hospitality excellence.
 
Hospitality Business Column - If it’s bad for you…Ban it!
Sunday, 10 August 2014

Is that really what we want our future to look like? Is this the solution for everything that is considered bad for you, or do we want to live in a society where we can focus on solutions? The hospitality culture is about giving customers new or unique experiences, a place where everyone is welcomed. Don't you agree?
 
Restaurant & Catering Column: Sleepovers and On-call employees
Friday, 1 August 2014

Employees on site and on call during the evening must have clear and specific parameters between work and non work and be adequately remunerated for the time they work. Two recent cases considered by the Employment Relations court can be viewed here.
 
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