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New visa rules won’t entice Kiwis into vacancies – Hospitality NZ
19 May 2021   /

New visa rules won’t entice Kiwis into vacancies – Hospitality NZ

Visas commonly used for workers such as chefs or snow sport instructors will be rolled into a new catch-all visa type that requires all employers to be registered with Immigration New Zealand.


Look again at onerous sick leave – TIA, Hospitality NZ, EMA
2 Feb 2021  

Look again at onerous sick leave – TIA, Hospitality NZ, EMA

Concerns over the additional financial burden a doubling of sick leave will pile on fragile tourism and hospitality businesses  have led to a raft of submissions against the government’s proposed increase.


Govt invests $15m in regional training and education
21 May 2020   /

Govt invests $15m in regional training and education

“This will be crucial for towns such as Rotorua and Kaikoura, where the effects of Covid-19 will be particularly difficult due to loss of income from international tourism.”


CINZ restructure results in job losses
7 May 2020   /

CINZ restructure results in job losses

Conventions & Incentives New Zealand has downsized its team following a business review triggered by the financial hit wrought by the Covid-19 crisis.


Tourism Talent launches ‘executive for hire’ service
4 May 2020  

Tourism Talent launches ‘executive for hire’ service

Tourism Talent New Zealand has launched Gig Connect, a new service designed to assist the tourism and hospitality industries to rebuild from the impact of Covid-19.


ITO survey reveals redundancies, closures and subsidy lifeline
30 Apr 2020   /

ITO survey reveals redundancies, closures and subsidy lifeline

New Zealand’s inbound tour operators are “holding faith” that the tourism sector will receive further support from government as new research shows how deeply the industry has been hit by the Covid-19 outbreak.


Go with Tourism builds out team for pivot
30 Apr 2020   /

Go with Tourism builds out team for pivot

Go with Tourism is ramping up its capability to support the industry’s employees in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.


Go with Tourism launches $40k ‘We’re Here to Help’ campaign
23 Apr 2020   /

Go with Tourism launches $40k ‘We’re Here to Help’ campaign

Go with Tourism has launched a new $40,000 campaign as it moves to solidify its new position supporting the industry’s employees in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.


Help on way for redundant foreign workers – Govt
1 Apr 2020   /

Help on way for redundant foreign workers – Govt

Emergency help is one the way for foreign workers made redundant by the collapse in tourism, says Immigration New Zealand.


Foreign worker in NZ? What you need to know
27 Mar 2020   /

Foreign worker in NZ? What you need to know

The Govt has outlined the measures taken following the collapse of tourism and mayor Jim Boult’s call for more help.


Go with Tourism pivots in face of Covid-19 crisis
26 Mar 2020   /

Go with Tourism pivots in face of Covid-19 crisis

Go with Tourism has pivoted from building New Zealand’s tourism workforce to supporting the industry’s employees in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.


Real Journeys launches $1.5m worker accommodation
17 Jan 2020  

Real Journeys launches $1.5m worker accommodation

Real Journeys has opened the first $1.5m phase of a new staff village at its popular Walter Peak farm tourism attraction, as the group keeps the door open for further developments across its Queenstown operation.


Minchington on the move from ServiceIQ
22 May 2018  

Minchington on the move from ServiceIQ

Dean Minchington is to step down from the helm of ServiceIQ to pursue fresh challenges after five years as chief executive.


TNZ staff earning $100K+ jumps almost a quarter in FY17
15 Nov 2017  

TNZ staff earning $100K+ jumps almost a quarter in FY17

The number of Tourism New Zealand staff who earned $100,000 jumped by almost a quarter in its 2017 financial year, compared to the previous period.


Tourism, accommodation, hospo operators sanctioned
4 Oct 2017  

Tourism, accommodation, hospo operators sanctioned

Tourism and hospitality operators are among the 70 businesses banned from hiring migrant workers after they breached labour laws.


ServiceIQ: Start with skills but end with qualified
28 Sep 2017  

ServiceIQ: Start with skills but end with qualified

The open letter signed this week by 100 companies has been applauded by the industry training organisation for the nation’s booming service sectors, ServiceIQ.


BusinessNZ: New govt must focus on filling skills shortage
25 Sep 2017  

BusinessNZ: New govt must focus on filling skills shortage

BusinessNZ wants to see New Zealand’s new Government focus harder on skill shortages.


Hospitality & Tourism industry serves up more jobs
1 Sep 2017  

Hospitality & Tourism industry serves up more jobs

The Hospitality & Tourism industry is one of the fastest growing industries on SEEK, driven by strong growth in tourism numbers from both domestic and foreign visitors.


Award winner Real Journeys: “The business is all about increasing diversity”
28 Aug 2017  

Award winner Real Journeys: “The business is all about increasing diversity”

Real Journeys Chief Executive Richard Lauder says he is delighted the tourism company has been named the Supreme Winner at the Diversity Awards NZ as well as winning the Tomorrow’s Workforce Award.


Air NZ scoops Empowerment Award
28 Aug 2017  

Air NZ scoops Empowerment Award

Air New Zealand has been recognised for its efforts in empowering women in its workplace by Diversity Works New Zealand.


Destination Queenstown organisation changes
7 Aug 2017  

Destination Queenstown organisation changes

The newly established position of Business Development Director will oversee all channel sales and trade marketing activity including domestic and international travel trade, industry partnerships and business events.


Immigration changes acknowledge hospitality industry concerns
31 Jul 2017  

Immigration changes acknowledge hospitality industry concerns

The governments ‘tweaks to the tweaks’ regarding the proposed Essential Skills Visa changes has been welcomed by Hospitality New Zealand.


TIA: Govt listened to industry concerns on work visas
28 Jul 2017  

TIA: Govt listened to industry concerns on work visas

New Zealand’s fast growing tourism industry is pleased the Government has listened to its concerns about the proposed changes to temporary work visas.


Hospo, tourism jobs lead June vacancy listings
20 Jul 2017  

Hospo, tourism jobs lead June vacancy listings

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.


ServiceIQ: Skills shortage reaching crisis point
18 Jul 2017  

ServiceIQ: Skills shortage reaching crisis point

ServiceIQ’s chief executive, Dean Minchington, says a looming skills shortage is putting the service sector at risk and New Zealand will be the worse for it.


Trade Me: Hospo and tourism job ads up 18.3%
6 Jul 2017  

Trade Me: Hospo and tourism job ads up 18.3%

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.


Tourism-led service sectors at risk of skills shortage
4 May 2017  

Tourism-led service sectors at risk of skills shortage

New Zealand’s $48bn service sectors, which include the tourism industry, are at risk of a skills shortage according to a new report from Berl.