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Current News

Press Release - Council set to ensure Auckland remains a vibrant city
Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Public deliberations on Auckland Council's Local Alcohol Policy (LAP) are now complete. The hearing panel discussed each aspect of the draft LAP and their recommendations will now form the Provisional LAP which will go to Council's Regional Strategy and Policy Committee in May to be approved.
 
SMEs growth levelling off
Friday, 20 March 2015

The latest MYOB Business Monitor survey results showed that the SMEs revenue is levelling off and that the economy is entering into a more stable phase. A breakdown of revenue throughout the regions also report high levels of stability. More details on this survey report can be viewed here.
 
New Zealand Job Expo in Melbourne – 18 and 19 April 2015
Friday, 20 March 2015

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and Working In are holding recruitment events in Australia. The next Job Expo event will be in Melbourne on 18 and 19 April. Response so far have been positive and kiwis are looking for opportunities to come back home.
 
Minimum wage increase and parental leave extended from 1 April 2015
Friday, 20 March 2015

The new minimum wage rates apply from 1 April 2015. The adult minimum wage for employees increases to $14.75 an hour before tax. For starting out and training wage employers the minimum wage increases to $11.80 an hour before tax.
 
Changes to the definition of what constitutes an outdoor smoking area
Friday, 20 March 2015

The decision of court case Cancer Society and Problem Gambling Foundation vs Ministry of Health as to what constitutes an outdoor smoking area, deemed that previous guidelines are illegal. An outdoor smoking area is legal if a reasonable person standing in that space considers it outdoors.
 
DriveSafe.org.nz - Acceleration of road safety for visiting drivers
Friday, 20 March 2015

A new site called DriveSafe.org.nz is now live to help visiting drivers to enjoy their self-drive holiday safely. For all guests staying with you please make sure they are aware of this site, especially those planning long journeys during their time in New Zealand.
 
More consultation on the proposed food safety regulations
Friday, 20 March 2015

The proposed food safety regulations under the Food Act 2014 are still in the consultation process. There is a second submission date to the rest of the proposed food safety regulations that is due on 31 March 2015.
 
Gambling Amendment Bill (no. 2) now law
Friday, 20 March 2015

On Tuesday 24 February the Gambling Amendment Bill No. 2 received the Royal Assent and came into force on Tuesday 3 March as the Gambling Amendment Act 2015. Key changes specify responsibilities of gambling operators to the community that are outlined in this article.
 
The challenge of hiring skilled staff for Hospitality
Friday, 20 March 2015

Shortage on skilled staff for the hospitality industry and Hospitality NZ continues to advocate for the hiring of migrant staff where there is a shortage in the New Zealand market and are meeting with Government officials to find a solution that will be a balance of Government policy and practical realities.
 
Format of NZ driver licence card has changed
Thursday, 19 March 2015

The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) have changed the format of the NZ driver licence card. Since December 2014 new or renewed learner and restricted car and motor cycle licences are now issues for five years while full and heavy classes continue to be issue for 10 years.
 
Unreasonable CPO penalties imposed
Thursday, 19 March 2015

Hospitality NZ is still receiving feedback from around the country that police, and sometimes licensing inspectors, are looking to impose quite restrictive conditions on the renewal of liquor licenses. If you have been subjected to similar type of conditions please contact us on 0800 500 503.
 
Proposed QLDC Trade Waste Bylaw
Wednesday, 18 March 2015

The Queenstown Lakes District Council is proposing to introduce a Trade Waste Bylaw that will regulate the kind of material that your business can put into the reticulated wastewater system via the drains and sewers. The proposed costs will impact your business and public submissions are open until 2 April 2015.
 
Invitation to the 2015 NRA Show
Wednesday, 18 March 2015

The NRA show is one of the largest global foodservice and hospitality trade events that offers excellent education seminars and network opportunities to registered attendees. Find out how you can receive a free registration through the US Commercial Services' International Buying Program.
 
Daylight saving ends - Sunday 5 April 2015
Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Daylight savings ends on Sunday 5 April 2015. This means clocks are put back one hour, so that 3.00am becomes 2.00am.
 
Health and Safety Reform Bill expected to be passed mid-2015
Wednesday, 18 March 2015

The Health and Safety Reform Bill is working its way through Parliament and it is expected that the Bill will be passed in mid-2015 and to take effect later on in the year. The guidance on the new law will include a comprehensive guide to the Act covering what everyone needs to know.
 
Trading over Easter and ANZAC
Monday, 16 March 2015

The public holidays over Easter this year fall on Good Friday 3 April and and Easter Monday 6 April. This is the first year of ANZAC Day falling on a Saturday and will be observed on Monday as a public holiday. If you have further questions please call our Regional Manager on 0800 500 503.
 
The new ERA Act 2014 now in force from 6 March 2015
Tuesday, 10 March 2015

The Employment Relations Amendment Act 2014 received royal assent in November 2015 and has now come into force from 6 March 2015. This article provides a summary of the key changes that employers need to be aware. As always we are available 24/7 to give expert advice if required.
 
SKYLights for March 2015
Monday, 9 March 2015

Its all happening in March! The Cricket World Cup, NRL and Basketball champs and netball. SKY Sports has it all. Tune in and give your punters more reason to come in and enjoy your hospitality service and entertainment!
 
February 2015 top 40 music chart for hospitality businesses!
Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Here is the top 40 music play list from Automated Music Systems for February 2015. AMS are passionate about music and the hospitality industry, who want to add value by providing you with a free music play list every month!
 
Save the Date – Hospitality Showcase 2015
Monday, 2 February 2015

It may seem like it will be a long time away before conference time, but while you have your new diaries for the year pencil in these dates for this year's Future Leaders' Day and the 2015 Hospitality Showcase in Nelson. See you there!
 
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