Hospitality NZ in the News

Hospitality New Zealand continues to be the voice of hospitality covering a range of issues that affects the hospitality industry. If you haven't heard our voice lately, click on the links below and view the range of national and regional media coverage received as we continue to add value to your business.

Chinese tourists discover NZ's best-kept secret

16 Feb 2017 (Thu) - 16 Mar 2017 (Thu)

New Zealand Herald - 16 February 2017

A new breed of more independent Chinese tourists is helping drive an explosion in the number of international visitors staying in New Zealand motels.

Palmerston North institution Cafe Express on the market

14 Feb 2017 (Tue) - 14 Mar 2017 (Tue)

Manawatu Standard - 14 February 2017

The owners of Cafe Express are selling up after more than a decade behind the counter of the popular Palmerston North eatery.

How weather affects the way we spend - Cas Carter

14 Feb 2017 (Tue) - 14 Mar 2017 (Tue) - 14 February 2017

OPINION: Discombobulated is the word that best describes how I felt on Saturday morning. I had big spending plans: grocery shopping, booking a holiday and checking out the sales.

Can adults order from the kids' menu?

13 Feb 2017 (Mon) - 13 Mar 2017 (Mon) - 13 February 2017

Many restaurants these days have kids' menu, often offering a variety of fried items with a side of fries. But we'll talk about those menus another time.

George St: The Palmerston North Parnell

4 Feb 2017 (Sat) - 4 Mar 2017 (Sat) - 4 February 2017

George St's established cafes are popular but other businesses struggle for a foothold. Paul Mitchell reports on the trendy little Palmerston North street that's easy to miss.

Sliver Oaks Heritage Resort manager says there's a $1.5m refurbishment planned

3 Feb 2017 (Fri) - 3 Mar 2017 (Fri) - 3 February 2017

The manager of the resort labelled the "Bates Motel" and "Fawlty Towers" of Rotorua has denied a local resident's claim that Work and Income redirects homeless people there, partly attributing negative online reviews to a $1.5m refurbishment process.

Support for 'Go Low' New Zealand campaign builds

3 Feb 2017 (Fri) - 3 Mar 2017 (Fri)

Scoop NZ - 3 February 2017

National hospitality, health and business organisations have added their support to a national campaign aimed at encouraging New Zealanders to ‘go low’ and reduce alcohol-related harm.

Book brings Botswana to your kitchen

1 Feb 2017 (Wed) - 1 Mar 2017 (Wed)

Otago Daily Times - 1 February 2017

One of New Zealand’s most successful brands to flourish without a celebrity chef endorsement, Botswana Butchery is looking to conquer bigger markets after releasing its first cookbook

Benefits of having a casual drink each night might be overstated

31 Jan 2017 (Tue) - 28 Feb 2017 (Tue) - 31 January 2017

A casual glass of wine or beer may not be as good for your health as is so often claimed, new findings reveal.

Palmerston North flights back on track after heavy fog

30 Jan 2017 (Mon) - 28 Feb 2017 (Tue)

Manawatu Standard - 30 January 2017

Flights to and from Palmerston North are back to their scheduled arrival and departure times after heavy fog caused disruptions on Monday.

Rotorua resort 'very unsafe for a family'

27 Jan 2017 (Fri) - 27 Feb 2017 (Mon) - 27 January 2017

Former guests at a Rotorua resort say the place is "very unsafe for a family" after it emerged a woman with her own "horrific" experience is calling for the hotel to be shut down.

Long weekends crowds will enjoy Tauranga's unshine and events

27 Jan 2017 (Fri) - 27 Feb 2017 (Mon)

Bay of Plenty Times - 27 January 2017

It is going to be a busy long weekend in Tauranga with families making the most of the sunshine and warmth for what is also the last weekend of school holidays.

Slim pickings for Lions Tour beds

25 Jan 2017 (Wed) - 25 Feb 2017 (Sat)

Radio New Zealand - 25 January 2017

Rugby fans hoping to catch a game during the British and Irish Lions Tour might be forced to couch surf if they have not already booked accommodation.

Wellington Sevens' woes linked to alcohol crackdown, marketing expert says

23 Jan 2017 (Mon) - 23 Feb 2017 (Thu) - 23 January 2017

The Wellington Sevens' shift from a boozy "mates day out" to "family-friendly" event would have put a lot of fans off, a marketing expert says.

Colin and Lisa MacPhee, Franchise Directors, Quest Rotorua Central

"Hospitality NZ is a great organisation to turn to when we have required clarification surrounding employment issues. Sometimes it’s not always black and white and to be able to pick up the phone and have a chat to our own Regional Manager or one of Hospitality NZ's team of experts at any time, is invaluable."
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