Future Leaders Day and Annual Conference Events
11-13 October 2016 held at SKYCITY Auckland
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2016 Awards for Excellence - Now Open

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The Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence honours the achievement of excellence over a wide range of categories.

Put your best foot forward and enter these prestigious awards.

Welcome to Hospitality New Zealand

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Hospitality New Zealand - Current News

MBIE launches its new Employment New Zealand website

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Today MBIE launched its new Employment New Zealand website. This is the Government's leading source of information on employment in New Zealand to help employers and employees understand their rights and responsibilities.

Grow your business with a Westpac Growth Grant!

Friday, 24 June 2016

Westpac understands the challenges faced by many businesses, so they created the Westpac Business Growth Grant program to help established businesses get to the next level.

Sleepovers for work must be paid

Thursday, 23 June 2016

A recent case about a sleepover comes as a timely reminder that employees who sleepover for work must be paid at least minimum wage for each sleepover hour.

The Right of refusal to guests

Friday, 17 June 2016

On the continuing topic of motels being approached by Work and Income for emergency housing, a very valid concern has been raised by a few members on their right to refuse guests.

Outdoor smoking for bar and pub owners – A smoking gun

Thursday, 16 June 2016

For over 10 years the industry have been compliant with the outdoor smoking area guidelines developed by the Ministry of Health and now are being hit hard with fines with a new interpretation of "what is an outdoor smoking area".

Motels used as emergency housing option

Friday, 10 June 2016

The topic of housing Work and Income (WINZ) clients in motel rooms was discussed by Paula Bennett the Social Housing Minister, in a Parliamentary committee meeting this week. This suggestion was initially made a couple of weeks ago and once again Rachael Shadbolt was approached to discuss the issue.

Bars - they're part of the solution

Friday, 10 June 2016

Tracy Scott talks to Hospitality Business about how bars see themselves as very much part of the solution to the age old issue of alcohol related harm and safer streets.

Drunken room parties – could you be liable?

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

If you are an accommodation provider then you may be all too familiar with rowdy guests partying it up in their rooms. A recent case raised the question of whether an accommodation provider could be liable for drunken room parties under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

Hotel Magazine Column - Full House

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Rachael Shadbolt talks to Hotel Magazine about the general vibe from the accommodation sector.

Pre-employment trials - What you need to know

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Do you understand what it means if an employer uses a pre-employment trial to assess the suitability of a prospective employee? Our in-house lawyer Channy Mao explains.

Media Release - $14 million for apprentices a step in the right direction to quell the chef shortage

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Hospitality New Zealand applauds the Budget 2016 announcement which will provide $14.4 million over four years for more apprenticeship training.

Millennials redefine hospitality service expectations

Friday, 20 May 2016

Millennials are a huge market in the hospitality and accommodation industries and as a business owner you don't want to miss out on the first generation of tech savvy users that grew up with the internet, using smartphones and tablets as an everyday part of life.

Electric Vehicles - An update from EECA

Friday, 20 May 2016

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) have provided some useful information around electric vehicles.

2016 Awards for Excellence

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Some changes are coming to our 2016 Awards for Excellence programme!

New venue payments system for hosting gaming machines

Monday, 16 May 2016

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne announced the Government has agreed to a new payments system for venues hosting pokie machines in bars and pubs.

Getting Down to Business in the Accommodation Sector

Friday, 13 May 2016

Rachael Shadbolt talks to Hospitality Business about AccommodationNZ getting down to business and working working through the issues affecting the commercial accommodation sector.

Skills Match Report and Hospo Recruit

Monday, 9 May 2016

For over 20 years Annette has helped businesses recruit the right people and has worked with companies of all sizes throughout New Zealand. Now working as a senior HR consultant for QJumpers Annette explains what a Skills Match Report means to employers and how Hospo Recruit can help.

No time for reinvestment? Make time...

Friday, 6 May 2016

Rachael Shadbolt talks to Accom Management Guide about the lack of time for general maintenance or reinvestment in accommodation businesses when they are running at high occupancy.

Media Release - Bars are not the problem

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

‘Bars are not the problem and could very well be part of the solution’ says Tracy Scott, GM Operations and Advocacy for Hospitality New Zealand, in response to recent media coverage about the number of violent incidents in the Auckland CBD and that bars, closing hours and irresponsible alcohol management were largely to blame.

Events

Palmerston North Branch AGM 2016

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Branch members are invited to attend the 2016 Palmerston North Branch AGM held at The Cobb, 528 Main Street on Wednesday 6 July, starting at 11am. Look forward to seeing you there!

Southland Branch AGM 2016

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

The Hospitality NZ Southland Branch AGM for 2016 will be held on Tuesday 12 July.

Wellington Branch AGM 2016

Monday, 18 July 2016

Wellington Branch AGM 2016 - Monday 18 July 2016 at 5.30pm. Hospitality New Zealand CEO Vicki Lee will be our guest speaker.

Train the Trainer - Christchurch (morning)

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

This workshop focuses on training the team that are in charge of the in house development of your staff by giving them some tools and techniques to ensure that the training they are undertaking is both effective and measurable.

Managing and Motivating your Staff - Christchurch (afternoon)

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

This three hour seminar is for Managers and Supervisors that are looking for effective ways to manage and motivate their staff.

Marlborough Branch AGM 2016

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

The Marlborough Branch AGM is to be held on Wednesday 20 July at the Watery Mouth Cafe in Blenheim.

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