2016 Awards winners announced

13 Oct 2016 (Thu) - 18 Nov 2016 (Fri)

We are pleased to announced this year's Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence winners - committed to achieving excellence and delivering outstanding customer experiences.

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.

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.

Hospitality New Zealand - Current News

Media Release: Hospitality’s future leaders recognised with $3000 scholarships

Friday, 21 October 2016

The winners of Hospitality NZ/SKY Future Leader Scholarships have been announced.

Media Release: The hospitality industry would love to employ Kiwis – but there aren’t enough to go around

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Hospitality New Zealand is concerned at the recent ground swell of apparent opposition to skilled migrant workers working in the hospitality and tourism sectors.

Media Release: New National President for Hospitality New Zealand

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Clare Davies, Managing Director of Capstone Hotels and Resorts, has been appointed National President of Hospitality New Zealand, replacing Adam Cunningham who has stepped down after six years in the role.

Visaview - Online enquiry service for employers

Friday, 14 October 2016

As an employer you are obligated to check your non-New Zealand citizen employees have a valid visa that entitles them to work in New Zealand. VisaView is an online enquiry service that helps employers verify and keep evidence of work entitlements which is a legal requirement.

Media Release: Awards for Excellence celebrate the crème de la crème of NZ hospitality

Friday, 14 October 2016

Congratulations to this year's Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence winners. These awards honours the achievement of excellence across 16 categories, recognising hospitality and accommodation businesses who have performed high levels of professionalism within the industry.

Hospo serves up the dollars through breast cancer breakfasts

Monday, 10 October 2016

Great to see the hospitality industry getting right behind the 2016 Pink Breakfast campaign - a total of 233 hospitality businesses found creative ways to serve breakfast in support of breast cancer research in May this year, raising a total of $200,000!

What pay is your staff entitled to on Labour Day?

Monday, 10 October 2016

This year Labour Day falls on Monday 24 October 2016 and is a public holiday for the purposes of the Holiday Act. If you are unsure what your pay your staff should you decide to stay open or close on this public holiday here are a few scenarios to be aware of or call your Regional Manager on 0800 500 503.

Media Release: One Way Door policy deemed not appropriate for Courtenay Place Bar

Friday, 7 October 2016

The Committee acknowledged that alcohol related harm did arise in Courtenay Place, but it was not satisfied that a one-way door restriction imposed on the Siglo licence would meet the objectives intended by the Police and Medical Officer of Health of reducing alcohol related harm by more than a negligible degree.

Media Release: Council Local Alcohol Policy process questioned, again

Friday, 7 October 2016

Hospitality New Zealand's Canterbury Branch has again raised concerns that the Christchurch City Council has failed to follow correct process when making recent changes to the Local Alcohol Policy.

Media release - Whangarei District Council most expensive licence fees in New Zealand

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Hospitality New Zealand has voiced concern at skyrocketing liquor licencing fee increases for restaurant and bar owners that fall under the Whangarei District Council.

Commercial Leasing FAQs for a lessee

Monday, 19 September 2016

Providing an advisory service to nearly 3,000 members there are always common threads of queries that the team at Hospitality NZ receive regardless of the member's type of business. Questions about commercial leasing and your rights as a tenant is definitely one of them.

Media release - Review findings don’t go far enough for Sydney’s 1:30am lockout laws

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Hospitality New Zealand has welcomed the acknowledgement by former Sydney High Court Judge, Ian Callinan, that the New South Wales Government’s liquor laws are too harsh.

Media release - Precedent setting case for bottle stores

Thursday, 15 September 2016

‘A recent ruling allowing the Prebbleton Hotel to continue to advertise outside their business is a precedent setting case for off-licence premises’, says Amy McLellan-Minty, Hospitality New Zealand Regional Manager for the Central South Island.

Summary of the latest Tourism Spend Data 2016

Friday, 9 September 2016

MBIE has recently released some interesting data on tourism spend (Regional Tourism Estimates). We thought rather than just give you the link to the MBIE site (which is a great resource, by the way) we would pull out some of the key statistics relevant to the hospitality and commercial accommodation sectors.

Sending staff home early on quiet days

Thursday, 1 September 2016

What happens when I want to send staff home on a really quiet day? Do I have to pay compensation for sending staff home early?


Felix Awards

Sunday, 23 October 2016

The Hospitality New Zealand Wellington Branch is happy to support the promotion of the Felix Awards and hope you and your staff will join us for what should be an outstanding celebration.

Hospitality NZ Industry Brunch - Nelson

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

The Nelson Branch of Hospitality New Zealand would like to invite all AccommodationNZ members to attend an industry brunch.

Waikato & King Country Bowls Days

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Theme: TRUMP vs HILLARY..... or any other US President. Tickets - $30 per person (teams of 4)

Taranaki Branch Meeting

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Tracy and Adrian will be briefing on responsibilities under the new Health and Safety Act and present a new practical online learning tool to help inform and support education within your business to protect yourself, staff, contractors and suppliers

Northland Bowls Tournament

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

You are invited to the Northland Bowls Tournament for 2016!

Christmas Golf Day - Canterbury

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Back by popular demand! This years Xmas golf day will be held at Waitikiri Golf Course on Tuesday 22 November.

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