The impact of Covid-19 on food and beverage services in the hospitality sector is devastating, says NZ Alcohol Beverages Council.
ServiceIQ has launched new online training to help the hospitality industry with induction and food and workplace safety training.
Tourism Industry Aotearoa is turning up the pressure on government to allow domestic travel at level 2, warning the alternative will put thousands of jobs and hundreds of businesses at risk.
Wellington hospitality businesses can claw-back some costs following the introduction of a partial fee refund scheme by Wellington City Council.
The Big Foody tour company founder Elle Armon-Jones, who also runs Vineyard Cottage in Auckland, on shutting up shop in a weekend, grieving for what was and changing mindsets.
WellingtonNZ is offering meal delivery rebates to eateries across the region for the two confirmed weeks of Covid-19 alert level 3, starting today.
Domestic holidays, road trips and flights are on Kiwis’ post-Covid-19 lockdown wishlist, according to new research.
Operators are “pulling out all the stops” to prepare for a loosening of the lockdown, says Hospitality NZ.
Nelson City Council is calling for the Ministry of Justice to enable the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority (ARLA) and councils to waive alcohol licensing fees in light of the Covid-19 shutdown.
The operator says it will become a “much smaller, domestically focused” business.
Christchurch City Council has introduced a three-month rent holiday for commercial tenants.
St Patrick’s Day celebrations at the Redoubt Bar in Matamata are the source of a cluster of Covid-19 cases.
Ongoing costs during the four-week closure means some businesses will shut for good.
The Restaurant Association says the hospitality sector is losing approximately $6m per week as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak.
New Zealand’s hospitality and tourism retailing sectors are suffering from the coronavirus onslaught, says BusinessNZ chief executive Kirk Hope.
Julie White is the new chief executive of industry body Hospitality New Zealand.
Hobbiton, Cardrona Hotel, and Fiordland Lodge are among the winners at the Hospitality NZ Awards.
Hospitality group Nourish has invested $2m into an overhaul and renaming of its Britomart bar formerly known as the Northern Steamship Co.
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Waitaki hospitality operators have started exploring options for creating a new “geogastronomy” initiative.
Jeremy Smith has been elected National President of Hospitality New Zealand’s board.
The industry association’s CEO on positioning the organisation and the legislative challenges ahead for the industry.
Wanaka’s boutique Cardrona Hotel has taken the top honour at Hospitality New Zealand’s 21st annual awards.
The best emerging talent from New Zealand’s hospitality industry has been recognised in the peak body’s second annual Rising Stars Awards.
The Young Tourism Export Council is set to evolve its career path support programme after securing two grants totalling $10,000 from the Hospitality Training Trust.
The inaugural Queenstown Hospitality Awards saw Arrowtown local La Rumbla named the region’s outstanding restaurant.
The building was commissioned by property owner Redson Corporation Holdings Limited for its tourism business Aotea Gifts.
Dunedin City Council is seeking feedback from employees, retailers and the public after Easter Sunday trading was allowed for the first time in the city this year.
Consumer spending across the restaurant, cafe, bar and nightclub sector grew by 15% over the past two years, according to a report from ANZ Bank.
Spending was subdued across most of the six retail industries including hospitality.
With Rotorua continuing to shine as a premier tourist destination in New Zealand, NZMA will open its first campus there this month, to deliver hospitality programmes for the local community.
Skyline Enterprises has unveiled concept plans for its proposed $26m redevelopment of O’Connells Pavillion shopping centre in Queenstown.
Hospitality New Zealand has thrown its support behind Queenstown Lakes District Council’s move to tighten rules around visitor accommodation.
One lucky Queenstown student has been granted a scholarship to give her the ultimate kickstart in New Zealand’s booming tourism industry.
The winners of Hospitality NZ/SKY Future Leader Scholarships have been announced.
Christmas is fast approaching and the shopping rush is starting to build. The pre-Christmas build-up starts gradually in November and climbs to a frenzy of activity in the last few days.
Invercargill Licensing Trust General Manager Greg Mulvey has been inducted into the Hospitality New Zealand Hall of Fame in recognition of his contribution to the hospitality industry and local community.
The very finest of Kiwi hospitality have once again been recognised at Hospitality New Zealand’s 20th annual Awards for Excellence gala dinner, held in central Wellington on Thursday night.
Seven of New Zealand’s best and brightest individuals working in the hospitality and accommodation sectors have been recognised for their hard work at the inaugural Hospitality New Zealand Rising Stars Awards 2017.
Confidence in New Zealand’s tourism sector growth is underpinning business sales in key hotspots around the country.
Hapuku Lodge + Tree Houses, Pullman Auckland and Wanaka’s Edgewater are among the 54 finalists announced for the 2017 Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence.
Clearview Estate Winery will be adding two more accolades to the walls after taking out the inaugural Outstanding Cellar Door award and the Outstanding Supplier / Sales Representative award for Lisa Clarke at the Hawke’s Bay Hospitality Awards.
The World Masters Games and the Lions rugby tour helped boost hospitality which saw record growth for the food and beverages services industry in the June 2017 quarter.
Ten regions around the country now have Roadmaps and Plans for their service sectors, with four more on the way, thanks to industry training organisation ServiceIQ.
The governments ‘tweaks to the tweaks’ regarding the proposed Essential Skills Visa changes has been welcomed by Hospitality New Zealand.
Growth in online job advertisements was steady at 0.5 per cent in June and 10.6 per cent over the year lead by hospitality and tourism jobs.
As of 1 July the Wellington City Council adopted an initiative to encourage cafes, bars and restaurants with outdoor dining areas to go smokefree by offering free outdoor dining licence fees for 2017-2018.
In his keynote address to the NZ Licensing Trust Association Conference
at the Copthorne Hotel in Masterton, the Minister of Internal Affairs, Peter Dunne highlights Invercargill’s plans to develop a new hotel in the city’s CBD as an example of the good trusts can achieve.
A rise in card spending in the hospitality industry in June coincided with the start of the British and Irish Lions rugby tour, according to Stats NZ.
New Zealand’s employment market continues to be extremely strong according to analysis of over 72,000 vacancies listed on Trade Me Jobs in the second quarter of 2017.