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Govt injects $3.5m in nature programmes
28 Jan 2022   /

Govt injects $3.5m in nature programmes

Otago’s Penguin Place and The Hokonui Rūnanga Catlins Biodiversity Project will receive combined funding of around $3.5m from the government.


Industry to govt: More clarity needed on migrant labour
27 Jan 2022   /

Industry to govt: More clarity needed on migrant labour

Tourism and hospitality organisations are urging the government to take a clearer stance on the issue of international labour as the industries eye preparations for a more open border.


Go with Tourism releases workforce action plan
10 Dec 2021   /

Go with Tourism releases workforce action plan

Go with Tourism has released the first of two plans that recommend actions the industry can take to improve and future-proof its workforce.


How to keep tourism workers during a hiring frenzy
9 Dec 2021  

How to keep tourism workers during a hiring frenzy

Creating security for workers, building a sense of belonging, celebrating success and ensuring social licence is part of the brand are key to retaining talent in the tourism industry.


KiwiRail strike off after new offer
8 Dec 2021   /

KiwiRail strike off after new offer

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union says strike notices on KiwiRail have been withdrawn.


Strikes could hit KiwiRail scenic services mid-December 
24 Nov 2021   /

Strikes could hit KiwiRail scenic services mid-December 

KiwiRail is facing strikes mid-December, just when the holiday season is set to gear up.


Workforce top priority for govt’s new tourism transformation plan
17 Nov 2021   /

Workforce top priority for govt’s new tourism transformation plan

Tourism minister Stuart Nash unveils the industry leaders who will develop the initiative.


Possible KiwiRail strike may disrupt tourism services
16 Nov 2021   /

Possible KiwiRail strike may disrupt tourism services

The operator’s scenic rail and Interislander services could be affected in the run-up to summer.


$1.8m Jobs for Nature funding to create 10 roles
15 Nov 2021   /

$1.8m Jobs for Nature funding to create 10 roles

Ten new jobs in Dannevirke will be created thanks to $1.78m Jobs for Nature funding.


Stats reveal scale of tourism sector shrinkage in first year of Covid
2 Nov 2021   /

Stats reveal scale of tourism sector shrinkage in first year of Covid

Tens of thousands of tourism workers were let go and hundreds of businesses closed in the first year of the pandemic, according to new data from Stats NZ.


Mandatory vaccination coming for hospo – what about tourism?
27 Oct 2021   /

Mandatory vaccination coming for hospo – what about tourism?

The govt’s move is not quite yet the go ahead some operators are waiting for to mandate.


$2.5m Jobs for Nature funding to help create 60 jobs
19 Oct 2021  

$2.5m Jobs for Nature funding to help create 60 jobs

Partnering to Plant Aotearoa will use $2.5m in Jobs for Nature funding for 53,000 hours of conservation work, creating up to 60 jobs across the country.


8500+ visa holders granted extension to help plug summer labour gaps
12 Oct 2021   /

8500+ visa holders granted extension to help plug summer labour gaps

The government has extended working holiday and supplementary seasonal employment work visas by six months.


Tourism, hospo job adverts dive but rebound expected – SEEK NZ
12 Oct 2021   /

Tourism, hospo job adverts dive but rebound expected – SEEK NZ

Of the 28 industries measured in SEEK’s September employment report, Hospitality & Tourism job adverts dropped the most.


Govt provides $950k to help save kea, create eight jobs
12 Oct 2021   /

Govt provides $950k to help save kea, create eight jobs

The government is providing $950,000 for a two-year project to reduce lead poisoning of kea and provide employment in hard hit tourism regions.


116 jobs expected from $14m in conservation projects
7 Oct 2021  

116 jobs expected from $14m in conservation projects

Three new conservation projects funded by a combined $14.2m from the government’s Jobs for Nature programme will create 116 full-time jobs in the northern South Island.


Vaccine passports should be extended to workplaces – EMA
6 Oct 2021  

Vaccine passports should be extended to workplaces – EMA

The Employers & Manufacturers Association is calling for the carrying of digital vaccine passports to enter the workplace.


Govt moves on migrant workers, provides 165k resident visas
30 Sep 2021   /

Govt moves on migrant workers, provides 165k resident visas

The 2021 Resident Visa could allow around 17,000 workers in the accommodation and food sectors to stay in NZ.


Hard hit tourism communities to benefit in $17m Jobs for Nature investment
20 Sep 2021   /

Hard hit tourism communities to benefit in $17m Jobs for Nature investment

Among the recipients of the Jobs for Nature funding is an operator who has secured $700k for a restoration project.


Jobs for Nature lifeline for operators, environment alike
6 Sep 2021   /

Jobs for Nature lifeline for operators, environment alike

The $1.3bn programme will help move the country up the value chain for when tourists return, says DOC’s Lou Sanson.


QAC commits to continuing Living Wage
6 Sep 2021   /

QAC commits to continuing Living Wage

Queenstown Airport Corporation says it will continue to pay its staff at least the Living Wage after it increased from $22.10 to $22.75 on 1 September 2021.


Govt activates wage subsidy, resurgence support for businesses
18 Aug 2021   /

Govt activates wage subsidy, resurgence support for businesses

The government will activate the Covid-19 Resurgence Support Payment and the Wage Subsidy Scheme to support businesses during the nationwide lockdown.


Taonga projects secure $10m, 58 jobs to be created
13 Aug 2021   /

Taonga projects secure $10m, 58 jobs to be created

Taranaki projects protecting taonga species have received a $9.8m boost through the government’s Jobs for Nature programme.


Jobs for Nature: 200 projects, 1215 jobs to date
9 Aug 2021   /

Jobs for Nature: 200 projects, 1215 jobs to date

Around 200 projects have been approved in the Jobs for Nature programme to date since related funding was allocated to the Department of Conservation in Budget 2020.


Northland project to create 15 Jobs for Nature roles
20 Jul 2021   /

Northland project to create 15 Jobs for Nature roles

A Predator Free Bay of Islands project is set to create 15 new jobs in the region when fully operational, the Department of Conservation says.


Visa changes bring certainty, relief for sector – industry
16 Jul 2021   /

Visa changes bring certainty, relief for sector – industry

Changes to the essential skills visa will bring more certainty to accommodation and hospitality businesses struggling to fill vacancies, say industry groups.


Union urges SkyCity to lift pay rate
9 Jul 2021   /

Union urges SkyCity to lift pay rate

Unite Union is calling on SkyCity to increase pay rates by at least $2 per hour to provide a living wage for its employees.


Politicians urged ‘rethink’ approach to labour shortage
23 Jun 2021  

Politicians urged ‘rethink’ approach to labour shortage

The Auckland Business Chamber is urging immigration policymakers and officials to “rethink the way they value a job beyond the hourly rate”.


Visa extensions not enough to plug labour gap – Sperring
21 Jun 2021   /

Visa extensions not enough to plug labour gap – Sperring

Hundreds of working holiday makers are heading to NZ from Aus but it won’t fill shortages, says BYATA’s chair.


English language students have outsize impact on tourism – English NZ
21 Jun 2021   /

English language students have outsize impact on tourism – English NZ

More English language establishments might close without targeted support, says industry body.


EDNZ 2021: Tourism increasingly viewed as risky by local govt
31 May 2021   /

EDNZ 2021: Tourism increasingly viewed as risky by local govt

A pivot away from tourism leaves councils scrambling to reorganise their funding base, says LGNZ.


Business chambers call for visa rules ‘reset’
26 May 2021   /

Business chambers call for visa rules ‘reset’

Six recommendations to current immigration and visa rules has been put forward as business struggle to hire.


Tourism doesn’t need employment barriers – Quickfall
19 May 2021  

Tourism doesn’t need employment barriers – Quickfall

The notable operator says he is ramping up staffing but the govt’s stance on migrant workers won’t help.


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.


No going back to cheap migrant labour for tourism – Nash
18 May 2021   /

No going back to cheap migrant labour for tourism – Nash

The minister says sectors that rely on migrant labour, “like tourism and the primary industries”, have to change.


Tourism careers expo kicks off in Chch
14 May 2021   /

Tourism careers expo kicks off in Chch

The Go with Tourism Expo tour across the nation has begun, with the first tour in Christchurch running from 13-15 May.


Tourism, hospo job ads jump 43% in April – Seek
12 May 2021  

Tourism, hospo job ads jump 43% in April – Seek

There’s been a resurgence in the tourism and hospitality industries, says the online jobs platform.


Ski resorts secure exemptions for overseas workers
7 May 2021   /

Ski resorts secure exemptions for overseas workers

Ski resorts around the country have successfully negotiated with Immigration New Zealand to allow a number of top level workers from abroad into the country for the upcoming season.


Tour operator secures $1.16m for conservation work
4 May 2021  

Tour operator secures $1.16m for conservation work

The funding is helping to pay for fulltime conservation work for displaced guides.


30 jobs for hard hit Glacier Country in $12m project
28 Apr 2021  

30 jobs for hard hit Glacier Country in $12m project

Further funding is tipped for one of country’s most vulnerable regions.


Aus visitors are on their way – the next challenge? Staffing
19 Apr 2021  

Aus visitors are on their way – the next challenge? Staffing

Could operator collaboration to share workers be the key to staffing up over winter?


Working holiday visas back on for certain travellers from Aus
19 Apr 2021   /

Working holiday visas back on for certain travellers from Aus

Immigration New Zealand has partially lifted its suspension on processing working holiday visas for certain applicants travelling from Australia.


New programme to ‘Train, Retain, Regain’ tourism staff
16 Apr 2021   /

New programme to ‘Train, Retain, Regain’ tourism staff

Programme has funding for 140 participants, to start 3 May.


Temporary visa extensions “vital” to hospo – HNZ
9 Apr 2021   /

Temporary visa extensions “vital” to hospo – HNZ

Hospitality New Zealand says the extension of the Immigration (Covid-19 Response) Amendment Bill will be vital as borders gradually re-open.


Some service please, mate? Staff shortages risk underwhelming Aussies
8 Apr 2021  

Some service please, mate? Staff shortages risk underwhelming Aussies

Enough quality service – or perhaps any kind of service at all – might be hard to find in some tourist destinations.


Govt extends temporary immigration powers
8 Apr 2021   /

Govt extends temporary immigration powers

Temporary Covid-19 immigration powers will be extended to May 2023, in part to help industries facing labour shortages.


Tourism woes spur labour market mismatch – ANZ
30 Mar 2021  

Tourism woes spur labour market mismatch – ANZ

The restoration of international tourism should see a large bump in the number of workers able to be employed, says the bank.


Pay in wage subsidy… or in dole – BYATA’s call for support
24 Mar 2021   /

Pay in wage subsidy… or in dole – BYATA’s call for support

Govt will end up footing the unemployment bill if workers in the hard-hit youth sector lose jobs, says BYATA’s new chair.


Ski industry pleads for 100 international workers to be let in
17 Mar 2021   /

Ski industry pleads for 100 international workers to be let in

SAANZ wants the specialist staff in from June to help ski fields open and operate safely.


Govt injects $45m into Westland to create up to 50 jobs
15 Mar 2021   /

Govt injects $45m into Westland to create up to 50 jobs

A South Westland project has received $45m in support of the country’s goal to be predator free by 2050.