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Thursday 21 October 2021

Hospitality

$100 ‘dine & discover’ vouchers in Nats new recovery plan 20th October 2021 /

$100 ‘dine & discover’ vouchers in Nats new recovery plan

The National Party has launched its Back in Business recovery plan it says will “save livelihoods and unleash our economy”.


Business support package welcome – RA 19th October 2021 /

Business support package welcome – RA

The Restaurant Association has welcomed a move by the government to introduce an enhanced business support package.


Hospitality vital to social mental health and wellbeing – survey 18th October 2021 /

Hospitality vital to social mental health and wellbeing – survey

A new international survey from global public opinion and data company YouGov has underlined the contribution hospitality venues make to social and mental wellbeing.


Hospitality NZ welcomes visa extensions 13th October 2021 /

Hospitality NZ welcomes visa extensions

Hospitality New Zealand has welcomed 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.


Hospo “furious” at legal risk over vaccine certificates 8th October 2021 /

Hospo “furious” at legal risk over vaccine certificates

Hospitality New Zealand says the “industry’s fury is growing” with the government for not providing legal cover over vaccine certificates.


Hospo pleads for targetted help after “devastating” Auckland decision 5th October 2021 /

Hospo pleads for targetted help after “devastating” Auckland decision

Targetted support for the hospitality sector is desperately needed if businesses in Auckland are to survive, say industry groups.


Brewers urge govt, consumers to support hospo 30th September 2021 /

Brewers urge govt, consumers to support hospo

The Brewers Association of New Zealand is calling on the government to provide targeted support for hospitality.


Hospitality Awards sets new date, venue for postponed event 30th September 2021 /

Hospitality Awards sets new date, venue for postponed event

The 2021 Hospitality Awards for Excellence will be held on 23 November at Auckland Museum, as long as the city is at Covid-19 alert level 1.


Hospo, retail groups reject “ludicrous” Covid testing suggestion 29th September 2021 /

Hospo, retail groups reject “ludicrous” Covid testing suggestion

Hospitality New Zealand and Retail New Zealand say they have concerns about the government’s request for retail workers to get Covid-19 tests.


Fewer than a quarter of Restaurant Association members support vaccine passport 28th September 2021 /

Fewer than a quarter of Restaurant Association members support vaccine passport

Just under a quarter of Restaurant Association members support a vaccine passport to enter hospitality venues and events. The association said only 23% of members polled supported the idea at all MORE »


Restaurant Association releases phase 1 of  recovery roadmap 23rd September 2021

Restaurant Association releases phase 1 of recovery roadmap

The Restaurant Association has unveiled stage one of its Future of Hospitality Roadmap to help industry recover from the Covid-19 crisis.


Auckland hospo level 3 restart for some, most face 48 days without business 21st September 2021 /

Auckland hospo level 3 restart for some, most face 48 days without business

Level 3 allows some doors to creak open and the increase in indoor numbers to 100 for level 2 areas is welcomed.


Clarity urged on wage subsidy eligibility 16th September 2021

Clarity urged on wage subsidy eligibility

Hospitality New Zealand has called on the government to provide clarity over eligibility for the wage subsidy.


More pain for hospo with Auckland level 4 extension 14th September 2021 /

More pain for hospo with Auckland level 4 extension

The extension of Auckland’s level 4 lockdown for at least a week increases the likelihood of more hospitality operators going out of business, says Hospitality New Zealand.


Restaurant Association welcomes Delta decisions… 13th September 2021

Restaurant Association welcomes Delta decisions…

The Restaurant Association has welcomed two Delta-era government decisions, namely to extend the resurgence support payment scheme and to confirm customer-facing hospitality staff can receive priority vaccinations.


…but targeted support needed for struggling hospo 13th September 2021

…but targeted support needed for struggling hospo

The Restaurant Association and Hospitality New Zealand are calling on the government to provide targeted support for struggling hospitality businesses.


Restaurant Association calls for operations lockout subsidy 8th September 2021 /

Restaurant Association calls for operations lockout subsidy

The Restaurant Association is urging the government to come up with targeted support that reflects the dire situation of its members. 


Hospitality, events still suffer at ‘level 2.5’ – industry 7th September 2021 /

Hospitality, events still suffer at ‘level 2.5’ – industry

The 50-person limit on indoor venues will hurt already struggling operators, say industry groups.


Hospitality NZ pleads for help as operators reach “breaking point” 2nd September 2021 /

Hospitality NZ pleads for help as operators reach “breaking point”

Many hospitality businesses will fail due to the lockdown unless the government provides targeted support, says Hospitality New Zealand.


Good Spirits narrows loss in another challenging year 31st August 2021 /

Good Spirits narrows loss in another challenging year

Good Spirits Hospitality has reported a provisional net loss after tax of $670,000 for the year to June 2021, better than the $5.8m loss it made in FY20. Total revenue was down MORE »


Delta deals “devastating” blow to hospitality 18th August 2021 /

Delta deals “devastating” blow to hospitality

The hospitality sector acknowledges the necessity of the snap lockdown, which deals another blow to struggling businesses and scuppers events.


Speakers named for inaugural Hospitality Summit 5th August 2021 /

Speakers named for inaugural Hospitality Summit

Danny Meyer will be one of the keynote speakers at the inaugural New Zealand Hospitality Summit at the Trusts Arena in Auckland on 8-9 September.


Auckland’s Depot celebrates decade 4th August 2021

Auckland’s Depot celebrates decade

Depot Eatery and Oyster Bar in Auckland will mark its 10th birthday this month with a new mural by graffiti artist Haser.


Bubble trouble weighs on hospitality 26th July 2021

Bubble trouble weighs on hospitality

The eight-week pause in the travel bubble with Australia is having an immediate impact on hospitality and accommodation bookings, according to Hospitality New Zealand.


Who is in the running for the Hospitality NZ Excellence Awards? 15th July 2021 /

Who is in the running for the Hospitality NZ Excellence Awards?

Bar, restaurant and accommodation operators from around the country are competing to take home to top gongs from this year’s Hospitality Awards for Excellence.


RA plans ‘lights out’ to highlight hospo labour shortage 1st July 2021 /

RA plans ‘lights out’ to highlight hospo labour shortage

The Restaurant Association is planning a two minute “lights out” event on 6 July to highlight the labour shortage in the hospitality industry. The association said the event would be part MORE »


Wellington hospo swings into action after Covid case visit 24th June 2021 /

Wellington hospo swings into action after Covid case visit

Floriditas, Lido Cafe, Highwater Eatery and One Red Dog restaurants are among the venues implementing cleaning protocols.


Hospitality outlets, hotel, Te Papa locations of interest in Aus Covid case 23rd June 2021 /

Hospitality outlets, hotel, Te Papa locations of interest in Aus Covid case

Wellington’s Jack Hackett’s bar, Te Papa and a Rydges hotel are among the initial locations of interest connected to an Australian visitor who tested positive for Covid-19 upon return to Sydney.


Hospitality NZ flags gas ban concerns 23rd June 2021

Hospitality NZ flags gas ban concerns

Hospitality New Zealand has warned of the financial and practical implications for restaurants, cafes and bars if they were to be forced to stop using gas for cooking, as advised by the Climate Change Commission.


Eating out helps out – GDP up 1.6% in Q1 18th June 2021 /

Eating out helps out – GDP up 1.6% in Q1

Gross domestic product rose by 1.6% in the March 2021 quarter, with increased spending on eating out, accommodation and big ticket items.


Inaugural NZ Hospitality Summit set for September 8th June 2021

Inaugural NZ Hospitality Summit set for September

The inaugural New Zealand Hospitality Summit and trade show is to be held in Auckland on 7-9 September 2021, with the theme of ‘The Future of Hospitality – Building Forward’.


Finalists for Queenstown hospo awards revealed 12th April 2021 /

Finalists for Queenstown hospo awards revealed

The winners will be announced on 3 May at Skyline Queenstown.


Hospitality NZ welcomes extension to immigration bill 9th April 2021 /

Hospitality NZ welcomes extension to immigration bill

Chief executive Julie White said the extension would help struggling businesses find trained staff.


300+ sit down for first Queenstown Long Lunch 26th March 2021

300+ sit down for first Queenstown Long Lunch

More than 300 people attended the very first Queenstown Long Lunch, providing some much welcomed business for Queenstown Mall venues.


Nominations open for Queenstown hospo awards 17th March 2021 /

Nominations open for Queenstown hospo awards

The awards celebrate and promote the region’s food and beverage offerings.


Long lunch comes to Queenstown 24th February 2021

Long lunch comes to Queenstown

Ten Queenstown Mall eateries have come together to launch the Queenstown Long Lunch.


Moa reports interim loss, suffers 45% revenue fall to $10m 1st December 2020 /

Moa reports interim loss, suffers 45% revenue fall to $10m

Moa Group Limited has reported an after tax loss of $415,000 for the six months to 30 September 2020.


Students to promo food producers, outlets in new event 3rd November 2020

Students to promo food producers, outlets in new event

The Walking Supper is being held next Monday.