Future Leaders Day and Annual Conference Events
11-13 October 2016 held at SKYCITY Auckland - Register online here

2016 national finalists announced

19 Aug 2016 (Fri) - 10 Oct 2016 (Mon)

Pleased to announce 64 national finalists across 16 award categories in this year's Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence. Reinforces the passion and professionalism of our industry.

2016 Annual Conference registrations now open

1 Aug 2016 (Mon) - 10 Oct 2016 (Mon)

A great opportunity to be informed, network with members across the country and learn what Future Mega Trends can improve productivity and profitability in your business.

Life's Out There campaign

23 Jul 2016 (Sat) - 12 Oct 2016 (Wed)

If we stay in all the time, we miss out on the most important aspects of life. Meeting people, seeing friends and having fun. So get out of the house and interact with humans. Because LIFE'S OUT THERE.

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 - 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.

New commission-based venue payments system

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

The move to the new commission-based venue payments system will come into force on Monday 3 October 2016. So how will this impact gaming venues around the country?

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?

"Recruit Right" - Getting the right team on board the bus

Monday, 29 August 2016

A three hour workshop facilitated by Marg Main of Turning Tables

LCQ bridging test closes 31 January 2017

Monday, 29 August 2016

For those who completed their LCQ training under the old Sale of Liquor Act 1989 and are applying or renewing their Manager's Certificate, now is the time to complete your LCQ bridging test as this test closes on 31 January 2017.

Hospitality and accommodation lead electronic card spending

Monday, 29 August 2016

Great news for our hospitality and commercial accommodation sector. Statistics New Zealand latest statistics retail spending using electronic cards report reveals an 5.8% increase in July 2016.


'To Serve or Not to Serve' Workshop - Auckland & Counties Manakau

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

The workshop is 3.5 hours long and is designed for staff who are involved in the both the sale and service of alcohol as a key part of their role. Presented by Marg Main from Turning Tables.

'To Serve or Not to Serve' Workshop - Canterbury & South Canterbury

Monday, 17 October 2016

The workshop is 3.5 hours long and is designed for staff who are involved in the both the sale and service of alcohol as a key part of their role. Presented by Marg Main from Turning Tables.

'Developing a Sales Focus within Your Team' Workshop - Canterbury & South Canterbury

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

This three hour seminar is for Managers and Supervisors that are looking to create a sales culture and enhance customer services amongst your team. The Canterbury/South Canterbury seminar will be held at Hinton's Vineyward starting at 9.00am, presented by Marg Main from Turning Tables.

'Recruit Right' Workshop - Canterbury & South Canterbury

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

This workshop is particularly aimed at those new to recruiting staff but will also provide a good refresher to those managers who are already involved in the recruitment process. Presented by Marg Main from Turning Tables.

'Armed Hold Up' Training - Wellington

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

With the increase in aggravated robberies, staff need to develop a basic understanding of what an armed hold up is and what steps they can take prior to, during and after an event.

'Performance Management' Workshop - Westland

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

This is a three hour workshop designed for owners, managers and supervisors to help identify, understand and deal with poor performance within the team. This seminar be held in Westlands on Wednesday 19 October at 2.00pm.

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