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Hospitality NZ Welcomes Immigration Transition Plan

Wednesday, 11 May 2022, 2:27 pm | Hospitality New Zealand

Hospitality New Zealand is pleased the Government has heard its calls for an immigration transition plan for tourism, hospitality and accommodation businesses. “The temporary exemption from paying the median wage $27.76 to recruit migrants on an Accredited ... More >>

Industry Conference To Look Forward Not Back

Friday, 6 May 2022, 10:33 am | Hospitality New Zealand

The New Zealand Hospitality Conference is back in-person in July after a two-year hiatus and with a big focus on the future. The theme is "The Future of Hospitality", with the conference featuring presentations and workshops that look at multiple categories ... More >>

Hospitality Businesses Further Gutted As Government Stays At Red Setting Indefinitely

Monday, 4 April 2022, 4:59 pm | Hospitality New Zealand

Holding the traffic light setting at Red indefinitely is gutting for many businesses teetering on the brink of insolvency, says Hospitality New Zealand. “With us seemingly past the Omicron peak, businesses were rightly expecting a strong indication on when ... More >>

COVID-19 Settings Changes Do Not Go Far Enough, Increasing Capacity Cap For Venues A Waste Of Time, Says Hospitality NZ

Wednesday, 23 March 2022, 5:01 pm | Hospitality New Zealand

The end to mandates for staff and vaccine passes for customers are welcomed by the hospitality and accommodation sectors but increasing the capacity cap for venues will make little difference for larger venues, says Hospitality New Zealand “The ... More >>

Earlier Opening Of Border Will Save Many Businesses, Time To Get Rid Of Vaccine Passes, Says Hospitality NZ

Wednesday, 16 March 2022, 12:21 pm | Hospitality New Zealand

The earlier opening of the border to Australian and visa-waiver countries before winter is great news that will save many businesses from collapse, says Hospitality New Zealand. “It’s sensible and safe to open the border at this time, with our ... More >>

Hospitality Businesses Welcome Reduction In Petrol Excise Duty

Monday, 14 March 2022, 7:52 pm | Hospitality New Zealand

The 25c reduction in excise duty on petrol is welcomed by hospitality and accommodation businesses across the country, says Hospitality New Zealand. “Everyone needs urgent relief at this time of a cost-of-living crisis, so this was an essential move,” ... More >>

Working Holiday Visas Welcome But No Silver Bullet For Hospitality

Saturday, 12 March 2022, 2:29 pm | Hospitality New Zealand

Opening New Zealand’s borders to working holidaymakers is a good step in the right direction but is far from a silver bullet for the hospitality sector. “With the current low rate of unemployment, any additional access to labour is great and will ... More >>

Hospitality And Economy Will Benefit From Removal Of Border Self-isolation

Monday, 28 February 2022, 7:16 pm | Hospitality New Zealand

The hospitality sector and the economy as a whole will benefit from the removal of self-isolation for vaccinated returning Kiwis from overseas, says Hospitality New Zealand. “Bringing this forward is a victory for common sense, considering ... More >>

Change To Business Package Will Help Over Half Hospo

Friday, 25 February 2022, 11:45 am | Hospitality New Zealand

Today’s adjustment to conditions on the financial package announced on Monday is a victory for hospitality, with over half now likely to be eligible for the small cash payments. The Government has agreed to allow businesses to compare their revenue ... More >>

Phase 3 Pragmatic Move For Hospitality

Thursday, 24 February 2022, 11:36 am | Hospitality New Zealand

A move to Phase 3 of the Government’s Omicron response would be good news for the hospitality industry, as it will allow staff to keep working, and customers enjoy getting out. Hospitality NZ CEO Julie White says pressure is on for the shift, as ... More >>

Worst-suffering Businesses Left Out By Hospitality Package Rules

Tuesday, 22 February 2022, 2:53 pm | Hospitality New Zealand

Hospitality NZ has clarified a mystery and discovered a major problem in the Government financial support packaged announced yesterday. The Government’s statement looks to have been missing vital words which are now in the online version of the media ... More >>

Govt Assistance To Hospo And Accommodation Might Not Be Enough

Monday, 21 February 2022, 4:38 pm | Hospitality New Zealand

Hospitality NZ is hopeful, but doubtful, that the Government’s financial package announced today will be enough to stave off closure for most venues and accommodation providers. There are 21,000 hospitality venues in New Zealand, most down more than ... More >>

Prominent Hospitality Brand Call For Covid Rule Changes

Thursday, 17 February 2022, 2:19 pm | Hospitality New Zealand

Julie White, CEO, Hospitality NZ: Most widely-recognised hospitality brands and businesses will get through this period, but they tell us the Omicron period is uniquely challenging. Half the hospitality sector has seen a fall in revenue of over 40% under ... More >>

Half Of Hospitality Will Pay Ultimate Price For ‘Red Setting: Survey

Tuesday, 15 February 2022, 7:33 am | Hospitality New Zealand

58% of hospitality owners have told a survey last week that they are preparing for insolvency within the next three months, and Hospitality NZ says the growing Omicron case numbers could affect the viability of even more businesses. Hospitality NZ’s ... More >>

Minimum Wage Timing Could Not Be Worse

Friday, 11 February 2022, 3:08 pm | Hospitality New Zealand

The timing of a rise in the minimum wage, announced today, couldn’t be worse for the hospitality sector, which has been running at a loss over the past two years. Hospitality NZ CEO Julie White says the sector wants to lift wages of its workers, ... More >>

Border News ‘bitter-sweet’: NZ Half-closed For Rest Of 2022

Thursday, 3 February 2022, 11:17 am | Hospitality New Zealand

While today’s announcement means the bitter plight of internationally stranded Kiwis will finally end, the billions of dollars lost in export earnings and GDP from the absence of tourists and slow return of visa-based workers will continue indefinitely. ... More >>

Arts And Culture Omicron Package Should Be Extended

Wednesday, 2 February 2022, 5:55 pm | Hospitality New Zealand

Every reason the Government has given for its new arts and culture financial relief package applies to the whole entertainment, events and hospitality sector, says Hospitality NZ. Hospitality NZ CEO Julie White says that the nation’s hospitality providers, ... More >>

Hospitality Welcomes Auckland Move To Orange But Still Too Late For Some

Monday, 13 December 2021, 5:09 pm | Hospitality New Zealand

The decision to move Auckland to orange in the Covid traffic light system has been welcomed by Hospitality New Zealand, though it says it will be too late for some businesses. Chief Executive Julie White says it’s a small ray of sunshine in an ... More >>

Hospitality Multiplier Effect Reveals Value Of Industry Return

Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 6:39 am | Hospitality New Zealand

Hospitality New Zealand says a new Infometrics report revealing the industry’s large economic multiplier effect shows a return to profit is essential for over 232,000 workers and their families, and to spread billions of dollars GDP throughout the ... More >>

QT Auckland Wins Supreme Award At Lion Hospitality Awards For Excellence

Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 6:11 am | Hospitality New Zealand

QT Auckland hotel in the Viaduct Harbour has won the Supreme Award at the 2021 Lion Hospitality Awards for Excellence. The awards were presented at an event in Wellington last night and livestreamed to a number of other venues around the country. They ... More >>