20th October 2021 Hospitality / Politics
The National Party has launched its Back in Business recovery plan it says will “save livelihoods and unleash our economy”.
The Restaurant Association has welcomed a move by the government to introduce an enhanced business support package.
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 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.
Hospitality New Zealand says the “industry’s fury is growing” with the government for not providing legal cover over vaccine certificates.
Targetted support for the hospitality sector is desperately needed if businesses in Auckland are to survive, say industry groups.
The Brewers Association of New Zealand is calling on the government to provide targeted support for hospitality.
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.
Hospitality New Zealand and Retail New Zealand say they have concerns about the government’s request for retail workers to get Covid-19 tests.
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 »
The Restaurant Association has unveiled stage one of its Future of Hospitality Roadmap to help industry recover from the Covid-19 crisis.
Level 3 allows some doors to creak open and the increase in indoor numbers to 100 for level 2 areas is welcomed.
Hospitality New Zealand has called on the government to provide clarity over eligibility for the wage subsidy.
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.
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.
The Restaurant Association and Hospitality New Zealand are calling on the government to provide targeted support for struggling hospitality businesses.
The Restaurant Association is urging the government to come up with targeted support that reflects the dire situation of its members.
The 50-person limit on indoor venues will hurt already struggling operators, say industry groups.
Many hospitality businesses will fail due to the lockdown unless the government provides targeted support, says Hospitality New Zealand.
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 »
The hospitality sector acknowledges the necessity of the snap lockdown, which deals another blow to struggling businesses and scuppers events.
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.
Depot Eatery and Oyster Bar in Auckland will mark its 10th birthday this month with a new mural by graffiti artist Haser.
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.
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.
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 »
Floriditas, Lido Cafe, Highwater Eatery and One Red Dog restaurants are among the venues implementing cleaning protocols.
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 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.
Gross domestic product rose by 1.6% in the March 2021 quarter, with increased spending on eating out, accommodation and big ticket items.
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’.
The winners will be announced on 3 May at Skyline Queenstown.
Chief executive Julie White said the extension would help struggling businesses find trained staff.
More than 300 people attended the very first Queenstown Long Lunch, providing some much welcomed business for Queenstown Mall venues.
The awards celebrate and promote the region’s food and beverage offerings.
Ten Queenstown Mall eateries have come together to launch the Queenstown Long Lunch.
Moa Group Limited has reported an after tax loss of $415,000 for the six months to 30 September 2020.
The Walking Supper is being held next Monday.