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Covid Business Payments Welcomed, And “desperately Needed”

Friday, 22 October 2021, 12:11 pm | Hospitality New Zealand

Hospitality New Zealand has thanked the Government for listening to the business community and doubling resurgence payments for businesses hit hard by Covid health rules. “The doubling of the Resurgence Payment are desperately needed, so wil be ... More >>

Hospitality Vital To Social Mental Health And Wellbeing

Friday, 15 October 2021, 7:10 am | Hospitality New Zealand

A new international survey has shown the importance of hospitality to society’s mental health and wellbeing. Key insights from YouGov research found that hospitality venues make an important contribution to social and mental wellbeing. 66% of adults ... More >>

Hospitality New Zealand Welcomes Visa Extensions For Onshore Migrants

Tuesday, 12 October 2021, 8:40 am | Hospitality New Zealand

Hospitality New Zealand welcomes the Government’s move to extend Working Holiday and SSE work visas by six months to allow onshore migrants to help fill labour shortages over summer. “This is great news for the hospitality sector with the start of the ... More >>

Industry’s Fury At Legal Risks Over Vaccine Certificates

Friday, 8 October 2021, 10:56 am | Hospitality New Zealand

Hospitality NZ agrees with the use of vaccine certificates to get back to normal business after 90% of population is vaccinated but industry’s fury is growing, that after everything it has been through, the Government is now pressuring it to ... More >>

More Hospitality Businesses Face Collapse As Alert Levels Unchanged, Government Refuses Targeted Support

Monday, 4 October 2021, 5:22 pm | Hospitality New Zealand

Today’s decision to leave alert levels unchanged will result in more hospitality and accommodation businesses collapsing or being irreparably harmed – unless the Government comes up with a targeted payment for the industry, says Hospitality New ... More >>

Hospitality Awards For Excellence Set For November At Auckland Museum

Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 4:56 pm | Hospitality New Zealand

The 2021 Hospitality Awards for Excellence will go ahead after all this year – as long as Auckland is in Alert Level 1. There’s a new date and venue for the black-tie event to celebrate the best of the industry’s best. It will now be held on 23 November ... More >>

Surprises For Retail & Hospitality Sectors In Government Announcements

Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 3:43 pm | Hospitality New Zealand

Retail NZ and Hospitality NZ say they have concerns about the Government’s request for retail workers to get COVID-19 tests, and the Ministerial announcement about rent relief for future COVID-19 lockdowns. “The retail sector was surprised by ... More >>

Alert Level Changes Will Do Little To Ease Pain, Says Hospitality New Zealand

Monday, 20 September 2021, 6:05 pm | Hospitality New Zealand

Today’s changes to alert levels will do little to ease the pain being suffered by hospitality businesses, says Hospitality New Zealand. “It’s the same story. Day by day it’s getting tougher for businesses to retain staff and keep the lights ... More >>

Another Tough Weekend Will 'Nail Coffin' For Some Hospitality

Saturday, 18 September 2021, 4:26 pm | Hospitality New Zealand

The hospitality sector will lose tens of millions of dollars this weekend while closed under Level 4 in Auckland and operating low capacity under Level 2.5 around the rest of the country, according to Hospitality NZ. September card-transactions ... More >>

Hospitality will close without clarity on subsidy rules

Wednesday, 15 September 2021, 3:13 pm | Hospitality New Zealand

The hospitality sector has today called on Grant Robertson to urgently clarify that the wage subsidy is available to all hospitality businesses with a revenue cut of over 40% in Level 2.5. The Government has appeared this week to add a restriction ... More >>

Extending Auckland Lockdown Means More Pain, More Urgency For Targeted Help, Says Hospitality New Zealand

Monday, 13 September 2021, 4:48 pm | Hospitality New Zealand

Extending Auckland’s lockdown increases the likelihood of more hospitality operators there going out of business, making it even more imperative the Government comes up with a targeted payment for the sector, says Hospitality New Zealand. “We know ... More >>

Real World Case Studies Of Covid Level Impacts On Hospitality Businesses (Aug-Sept 2021)

Monday, 13 September 2021, 4:47 pm | Hospitality New Zealand

Hospitality New Zealand has released a sample of ‘case studies’ drawn personal testimony from members last week, outlining their financial situation under lockdowns and level 2.5. CEO Julie White said the sample was representative of a “very grim” ... More >>

Cutting Indoor Limits For Hospitality Venues To 50 Another Kick In Guts, Says Hospitality New Zealand

Monday, 6 September 2021, 4:47 pm | Hospitality New Zealand

Imposing an indoor limit of 50 at hospitality venues in the new Level 2.5 is another kick in the guts for an industry that’s already down, says Hospitality New Zealand. “Operators are in an horrific state financially, and this could be the final straw ... More >>

Hospitality’s plea: operators at breaking point

Thursday, 2 September 2021, 8:59 am | Hospitality New Zealand

Many hospitality businesses will fail as a result of the present lockdown unless the Government gives them targeted funding, says Hospitality New Zealand. It has written to Finance Minister Grant Robertson telling him this and pleading for help. More >>

New Zealand Hospitality Summit postponed to next year

Monday, 23 August 2021, 12:19 pm | Hospitality New Zealand

The inaugural New Zealand Hospitality Summit - Te Tihi o Manaakitanga - has been postponed till next year due to the pandemic. Joint hosts Hospitality New Zealand and New Zealand Chefs Association say a combination of uncertainties surrounding ... More >>

Alert Level 4 Lockdown Devastating News For Hospitality Sector, Says Hospitality New Zealand

Tuesday, 17 August 2021, 6:27 pm | Hospitality New Zealand

The Level 4 lockdowns across New Zealand are more devastating news for the hospitality sector, says Hospitality New Zealand. Chief Executive Julie White says this is yet another blow for sector businesses that have been hit very hard by lockdowns over ... More >>

Hospitality New Zealand Welcomes Covid Plan – Now Let’s Get On With It

Thursday, 12 August 2021, 1:08 pm | Hospitality New Zealand

Hospitality New Zealand welcomes the Government’s plan to reconnect New Zealand to the world. “It’s great we can now see what the Government is aiming to achieve, says Chief Executive Julie White. “At least we now have some sort of plan and our ... More >>

New Zealand Hospitality Summit Speakers, Think Tanks To Focus On Future

Wednesday, 4 August 2021, 12:06 pm | Hospitality New Zealand

A line-up of industry speakers and think tanks that focus on growing business into the future are features of the programme for the New Zealand Hospitality Summit and trade show in Auckland next month. Entitled ‘The Future of Hospitality - Building ... More >>

Extending Essential Skills Visas And Simplifying The Processes Is Welcomed By The Hospitality Sector

Friday, 16 July 2021, 6:39 am | Hospitality New Zealand

Hospitality and accommodation businesses welcome the news that the Government is increasing the duration of Essential Skills visas and streamlining the application process. The sectors have been struggling to find staff, for some operators the labour ... More >>

Cancellations Started Within Hours Of The Quarantine Free Travel Bubble Paused, Says Hospitality New Zealand

Sunday, 27 June 2021, 5:32 pm | Hospitality New Zealand

The pause in the travel bubble with Australia is having an immediate impact on hospitality and accommodation bookings, particularly in and around the South Island ski resorts, says Hospitality New Zealand. Chief Executive Julie White says members were reporting ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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