Sunday, April 22, 2018

Hospitality & Retail

Stats NZ: Hospitality, accommodation card spending flat

Spending was subdued across most of the six retail industries including hospitality.

Tourism hotspot campus to provide in-demand hospo training

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 unveils $26m redevelopment

Skyline Enterprises has unveiled concept plans for its proposed $26m redevelopment of O'Connells Pavillion shopping centre in Queenstown.

Hospitality NZ: Home lending restrictions welcomed

Hospitality New Zealand has thrown its support behind Queenstown Lakes District Council's move to tighten rules around visitor accommodation.

Queenstown student awarded tourism scholarship

One lucky Queenstown student has been granted a scholarship to give her the ultimate kickstart in New Zealand’s booming tourism industry.

Hospitality’s future leaders recognised with $3000 scholarships

The winners of Hospitality NZ/SKY Future Leader Scholarships have been announced.  

Paymark: Regions lead growth into Christmas

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.

Lifetime of contribution to hospitality recognised

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.

Whangaparaoa Lodge, Hapuku Lodge & Treehouses, Edgewater win hospo awards

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.

Hospo’s rising stars celebrated at awards

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.

Hospitality, food business buyers banking on tourism

Confidence in New Zealand’s tourism sector growth is underpinning business sales in key hotspots around the country.

Hapuku Lodge, Pullman, Edgewater among hospo awards finalists

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 a Hospo winner, again!

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.

ServiceIQ: “Stunning” service sector regional plans launched

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.

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.

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.

Outdoor fees go up in smoke for Wellington restaurants

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.

Dunne: Invercargill’s new hotel a model for trusts

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.

Hospitality the ‘mane’ event in June spend

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.

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.

Aotea leads Christchurch tourist retail scheme

Aotea Gifts is working up plans for a new tourist retail development after buying a $6.65m site in Christchurch’s Cathedral Square.

Otago hospitality big winners from Lions tour

Spending benefits from the Lions rugby tour spread to Otago this week with bars, clubs and cafes reporting a big boost in sales.

Northland winery & hospitality businesses up for sale

PRESS RELEASE: Bayleys Realty Group One of New Zealand’s northern-most vineyard/wineries and its associated restaurant and function venue have been placed on the market for sale. Marsden Estate is located some four kilometres from the Northland township...

New head chef at Crowne Plaza Queenstown

More than a decade of travel and culinary adventures has come full circle with the appointment of Robin Lilley to the position of head chef at Crowne PlazaQueenstown.

New chef to showcase local Christchurch produce

The new Crowne Plaza Christchurch is promising to showcase the best fresh local produce the city and region have to offer in its brand-new café, bar and restaurant.

Winners, losers for tourism, hospo in new immigration rules

One of the toughest jobs to fill in New Zealand's hospitality industry may become even more difficult to supply under proposed new immigration rules.

Ecotourism gateway pub up for sale

A country pub strategically located at the gateway to one of New Zealand’s most remote ecotourist attractions has been placed on the market for sale.

Tourism drives hospitality spend up 10% for Q1

Tourist spending has seen hospitality revenues across New Zealand jump by 9.9% in the first quarter (Q1) of 2017 compared to the same period last year. Southland led the way recording a 20% increase in hospitality...

Marlborough shops to open Easter Sunday

The Marlborough District Council has confirmed that shops may open for business this Easter Sunday, in time for this Easter’s Omaka Classic Fighters Airshow.

Rotorua retailers to open on Easter Sunday

An Easter Sunday Shop Trading Policy which will enable retailers throughout the Rotorua district to trade on Easter Sunday if they wish has been adopted by the council.

Pinot Noir descends on our nation’s capital

The vinous international spotlight will be on New Zealand’s capital this week with the Pinot Noir NZ 2017 celebration, described as the best Pinot Noir event on the planet.
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