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Johnny Moore: Lay off the boy racers, who don't even exist

21 Jul 2017 (Fri) - 21 Aug 2017 (Mon)

The Press - 21 July 2017

OPINION: I'm here to break some news.

Proposed booze rules for Auckland include freeze on new liquor outlets

20 Jul 2017 (Thu) - 20 Aug 2017 (Sun)

New Zealand Herald - National News - 20 July 2017

Auckland bars will be able to stay open until 4am in the CBD, but there will be a two-year freeze on new retail liquor outlets in areas of the city where alcohol is a big problem.These are among the decisions by the Alcohol Regulatory

ARLA decision a great result for Auckland's hospitality sector

20 Jul 2017 (Thu) - 20 Aug 2017 (Sun) - Business - 20 July 2017

The Auckland hospitality sector is hailing the Alcohol Regulatory Licencing Authority’s (ARLA) decision to overturn a majority of appeals regarding the Proposed Local Alcohol Policy (PLAP) a sensible and pragmatic decision that provides certainty for the sector's future and preserves Auckland

No-show customers unfair on Christchurch - Hospitality NZ

17 Jul 2017 (Mon) - 17 Aug 2017 (Thu)

Newstalk ZB - Larry Williams Drive - 17 July 2017

Restaurants may be there to feed us but we're being reminded they're also there to make money. It comes as a Christchurch restaurateur lashed out on social media,

Christchurch restaurant owner lashes out at customers

17 Jul 2017 (Mon) - 17 Aug 2017 (Thu)

Manawatu Business - 17 July 2017

A Christchurch restaurant owner has vented his frustration about customers who, he says, cost him up to $2000 of lost revenue on Saturday night.

Racing: Trentham shift boon for HB stables

17 Jul 2017 (Mon) - 17 Aug 2017 (Thu)

Hawkes Bay Today - 17 July 2017

Stakeholders are the main beneficiaries of the $150,000 worth of prestige jumps added to the race meeting in Hastings on Thursday.It was originally a low-key industry carded meeting without jumps racing but Hawke's Bay Racing was

All Blacks v Lions test in Wellington saw biggest increase in overseas visitors of all NZ cities

16 Jul 2017 (Sun) - 16 Aug 2017 (Wed)

The Northern Advocate - Local News - 16 July 2017

The All Blacks v Lions test in Wellington saw the biggest increase of international guests to a New Zealand town during the tour, with a whopping 245 per cent more people visiting the capital than in previous weeks.Auckland also

Eatery’s new owner

16 Jul 2017 (Sun) - 16 Aug 2017 (Wed)

Mountain Scene - 16 July 2017

The owner of Queenstown hospitality venues Brazz and The London has added Pier 19 to his plate. Pete Jefford's bought the Steamer Wharf restaurant from operators Karen and Grant Hattaway. Jefford, who takes over August 1, says the location by the lake is “triple A-plus”. “Having been...

Welcome to Christchurch, welcome to the south

14 Jul 2017 (Fri) - 14 Aug 2017 (Mon)

Dominion Post - Business - 14 July 2017

Tourism leaders want the Christchurch CBD to focus on what it can add to the region's status as the gateway to the South Island, in order to bring more tourists to the central city.

Kiwis win off the field as Lions tour brings in the bucks

10 Jul 2017 (Mon) - 10 Aug 2017 (Thu)

New Zealand Herald - Business - 10 July 2017

There may not have been a winner on the field, but Kiwi councils and hospitality providers are toasting to success at the end of the British and Irish Lions tour.The Lions visited seven cities during their 36-day trip, taking their

Lions tour a $26m win for Auckland businesses

10 Jul 2017 (Mon) - 10 Aug 2017 (Thu)

Radio New Zealand Business Headlines - 10 July 2017

An estimated $26m has been injected into the Auckland economy by the British and Irish Lions tour.

Lions tour investment 'well worth it'

9 Jul 2017 (Sun) - 9 Aug 2017 (Wed)

Radio New Zealand National Headlines - 9 July 2017

The financial benefits of the Lions tour are still being calculated, but businesses and the Economic Development Minister say it was a success that was well worth the investment.

Christchurch Council spanked again

7 Jul 2017 (Fri) - 7 Aug 2017 (Mon)

Kiwi blog - 7 July 2017

Stuff reports: Bars in a central Christchurch street fighting a proposed 1am closing time have had “a win”. The High Court has ordered the Christchurch City Council to reconsider its alcohol policy after the hospitality sector raised concerns about its decision-making over Victoria St.

International Staff For Short Term Agriculture Employment

6 Jul 2017 (Thu) - 6 Aug 2017 (Sun)

Community Scoop - 6 July 2017

Press Release – Numadi Hospitality New Zealand as a location to work and travel is becoming more popular among students and graduates from abroad.International staff seeking short term agriculture employment New Zealand as a location to work and travel is becoming more popular among students...

Auckland CBD, beaches and al fresco dining areas to become smokefree

6 Jul 2017 (Thu) - 6 Aug 2017 (Sun)

Auckland Now - 6 July 2017

Smoking will be banned in Auckland's CBD as Auckland Council ramps up its goal of becoming a smokefree city.

Hotel vacancies in Christchurch 'highest since the earthquakes'

4 Jul 2017 (Tue) - 4 Aug 2017 (Fri)

Stuff - 4 July 2017

Christchurch hoteliers have experienced a winter of discontent as tourists continue to bypass the central city in favour of places like Akaroa, Hanmer, Waipara, Tekapo and the ski fields.

Mike Yardley: Christchurch's ongoing alcohol policy process 'exaperating'

4 Jul 2017 (Tue) - 4 Aug 2017 (Fri)

The Press - 4 July 2017

OPINION: In the same week that the Christchurch City Council's legal eagles predictably , despite it being recommended by the police, the council's legal team have been dealt a significant spanking in the High Court, over their wrong-headed approach to the local alcohol policy (LAP).

High Court rule on Victoria Street bars 'a win for common sense'

3 Jul 2017 (Mon) - 3 Aug 2017 (Thu)

The Press - 3 July 2017

Bars in a central Christchurch street fighting a proposed 1am closing time have had "a win".

Lions' visit boots capital's hospitality sector

2 Jul 2017 (Sun) - 2 Aug 2017 (Wed)

Radio New Zealand News Headlines - 2 July 2017

Wellington's hospitality sector is reaping the benefits of last night's test between the All Blacks and the British and Irish Lions.

Christchurch's tallest hotel opens for business

1 Jul 2017 (Sat) - 1 Aug 2017 (Tue)

Radio New Zealand News Headlines - 1 July 2017

The 17-story Crowne Plaza already has almost 11,000 bookings, during what's being described as the worst winter for tourism since 2011.

Undercover investigation finds only 8 per cent of NZ bars protect pokie machine addicts

29 Jun 2017 (Thu) - 29 Jul 2017 (Sat)

TVNZ - National - 29 June 2017

Most pokie venues are not adequately protecting patrons from problem gambling.

'Innocuous' alcohol plan causes dismay

27 Jun 2017 (Tue) - 27 Jul 2017 (Thu)

Manawatu Standard - 27 June 2017

... tried more ambitious plans, and had incurred significant costs trying unsuccessfully to defend them. Hospitality New Zealand regional manager Chris Hince said it was interesting the council was looking to lock in 2am closing so soon. The council was ...

Hospitality industry set for 'good times'

27 Jun 2017 (Tue) - 27 Jul 2017 (Thu)

NZ Herald Business - 27 June 2017

New Zealand's hospitality industry is set for "good times ahead" following the America's Cup win according to industry bosses.The 2000 and 2003 America's Cup events which were held in Auckland brought in $115 million and $92m respectively
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