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Councils should target baches and B&Bs – MANZ

Thursday, 13 August 2015, 9:27 am | Motel Association

Councils should target baches and B&Bs – MANZ The Thames Coromandel District Council is absolutely correct to target home owners who rent out baches or operate a Bed and Breakfast as they are well overdue for paying their fair share, says the ... More >>

A resounding ‘no’ to tourist tax – MANZ

Thursday, 23 July 2015, 4:31 pm | Motel Association

The accommodation industry will respond with a resounding ‘no’ to the idea of a tourist tax floated by Local Government New Zealand, says the Motel Association of New Zealand (MANZ). The concept of heaping an additional tax on to one of the ... More >>

What we can do to help our small business sector

Tuesday, 21 July 2015, 4:45 pm | Motel Association

What we can do to help our small business sector New Zealand’s small businesses are struggling to survive in a tough environment, but a few simple measures could transform the sector into a powerhouse of economic growth. Reduce the regulatory ... More >>

AirBnB another example of a crooked playing field – MANZ

Tuesday, 21 July 2015, 2:15 pm | Motel Association

The arrival of AirBnB in New Zealand is another example of a crooked playing field in which unregulated and untaxed accommodation providers are threatening our tourism industry, says the Motel Association of New Zealand (MANZ). Commercial accommodation ... More >>

Business-friendly policies must be a priority

Friday, 26 September 2014, 2:12 pm | Motel Association

The Motel Association of NZ (MANZ) congratulates the National Party for its overwhelming victory in the general election and is calling on the new government to make sure they pursue policies which support small businesses: the lifeblood of our economy. More >>

Key questions for Motel-owners to ask Election candidates

Monday, 1 September 2014, 1:15 pm | Motel Association

Key questions for Motel-owners to ask Election 2014 candidates The Motel Association of NZ (MANZ) has published its list of key questions that motel-owners should be asking of their local candidates as the country draws closer to the 2014 general ... More >>

Education the key to safer tourist driving

Monday, 12 May 2014, 2:30 pm | Motel Association

Greater education not greater restriction is the key to making our roads safer for tourists and kiwis alike, the Motel Association of New Zealand (MANZ) says. More >>

Opinion piece on Holiday Homes, Apartments, Bed & Breakfasts

Tuesday, 28 January 2014, 2:07 pm | Motel Association

Like all issues, the debate over creating some controls on the commercial operation of baches by local authorities is the tip of the iceberg. It is a case of seeing the symptom as the problem and not looking at the underlying causes. More >>

Ombudsman needed to control TLAs – MANZ

Wednesday, 23 October 2013, 2:12 pm | Motel Association

A new ombudsman needs to be created to regulate territorial local authorities in New Zealand and prevent the price gouging of small businesses which are powerless to resist, the Motel Association of New Zealand (MANZ) says. More >>

Local body candidates need to consider small businesses

Monday, 26 August 2013, 11:50 am | Motel Association

Candidates in the 2013 local body elections need to consider what they will do to support and encourage small businesses, the Motel Association of New Zealand (MANZ) says. More >>

Super Kiwi summer a boon for the motel industry

Tuesday, 5 March 2013, 11:48 am | Motel Association

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 5 March 2013 Super Kiwi summer a boon for the motel industry The long spell of hot, sunny weather across New Zealand has led to a mini-boom in domestic tourism, with many motels reporting their best summer season in years, says ... More >>

NZ needs a reasoned debate on wages

Thursday, 28 February 2013, 10:23 am | Motel Association

NZ needs a reasoned debate on wages The debate on what is a suitable level of minimum wage, or indeed living wage, is a complex one where the needs of small as well as large businesses need to be taken into account says the Motel Association of New ... More >>

Motel Association of NZ relaunches website

Friday, 21 December 2012, 1:47 pm | Motel Association

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 21 December 2012 Motel Association of NZ relaunches website Finding the right motel within New Zealand has just become a whole lot easier after the Motel Association of New Zealand (MANZ) relaunched its website with a host of ... More >>

Wairoa District Council robbing its ratepayers

Tuesday, 13 November 2012, 11:52 am | Motel Association

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 13 November 2012 Wairoa District Council robbing its ratepayers says Motel Association of NZ Appallingly unethical behaviour by the Wairoa District Council shows some local authorities are out of control and government needs to make ... More >>

Drive to attract domestic tourists a positive move

Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 9:48 am | Motel Association

The promotion launched by Auckland’s tourism body, ATEED, to attract more local visitors is to be congratulated, as domestic tourism provides an opportunity to drive real, sustainable economic growth says the Motel Association of New Zealand (MANZ). More >>

Ratchet rents will drive businesses to the wall

Monday, 27 August 2012, 1:47 pm | Motel Association

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 27 August 2012 Ratchet rents will drive businesses to the wall says Motel Association of NZ The ratcheting upwards of rents is threatening the existence of many small businesses and need to be dumped in favour of a more ... More >>

Rent rises strangling small business says Motel Association

Thursday, 9 August 2012, 4:12 pm | Motel Association

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9 August 2012 Rent rises strangling small business says Motel Association of NZ The relentless rise of rents is acting as a handbrake on many small businesses and in turn restricting the country’s economic recovery, says the Motel ... More >>

MANZ applauds councils saying no to bed tax idea

Monday, 2 July 2012, 10:37 am | Motel Association

The move by councils in key tourist regions to shy away from introducing a bed tax has been congratulated by the Motel Association of New Zealand (MANZ), More >>

OPINION: Stop tourism dollar heading offshore

Friday, 8 June 2012, 10:12 am | Motel Association

OPINION: Stop tourism dollar heading offshore By: Michael Baines, Chief Executive, Motel Association of New Zealand More >>

Bed tax another example of council gouging

Friday, 13 April 2012, 10:31 am | Motel Association

The decision by two councils to consider introducing a bed tax is an example of an unfair, unjust tax which is little more than an attempted cash grab at the expense of small business, says the Motel Association of New Zealand (MANZ). More >>

 

 

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