Industry Links

Food Service

Hospitality New Zealand (HNZ)
Hospitality New Zealand is all about giving hospitality operators a helping hand in as many ways as they can with their business. They are a voluntary trade association representing 2,400 hospitality businesses committed to adding value to their members via individual membership service and by local and national advocacy.

Restaurant Association of New Zealand (RANZ)
The Restaurant Association of New Zealand have members covering the length and breadth of the country and they represent every facet of the restaurant and hospitality industry. The Association is organised into 13 regional branches and a national office housed in a building owned by their Education Trust and run by a full-time staff. They offer members a wide range of business tools and avenues for saving money, plus a free 0800 helpline for advice on any number of issues.

New Zealand Chefs Association
The New Zealand Chefs Association Inc. is the “National Association” representing professional chefs, cooks and trainees of New Zealand. The association is made up of regional branches around NZ. This network allow chefs to help fellow chefs both nationally and internationally. The branches hold regular meetings and are active within their regions and nationally. Members consist of people with a passion for food and represent a wide range of professions associated with this industry.

The Chip Group
The Chip Group™ is made up of a range of players in the food service industry, such as potato growers, chip manufacturers, oil suppliers, equipment suppliers and media. They also have health and government members such as the Heart Foundation and The Ministry of Health. Their overriding goal is to improve the nutritional status of deep-fried chips served by New Zealand foodservice (Independent fast food outlets, foodservice and hospitality outlets) by reducing fat (total and saturated) and salt content.

Baking Industry Association of New Zealand (BIANZ)
The mandate of the Baking Industry Association of New Zealand (BIANZ) is to support and promote the baking industry and its products, and take a leadership role in growing the base of bakers and baking apprentices in New Zealand. The members of the BIANZ are comprised of owners and managers of a wide variety of bakery-related businesses across the country, including bakery, cafe, catering and pastrycook businesses.

Hospitality Standards Institute (HSI)
The Hospitality Standards Institute (HSI) is the industry training organization (ITO) for hospitality in New Zealand. Promoting hospitality as a profession to school students, employers and workers, is a key part of what HSI does. So too is the supply of innovative and industry-relevant products to support training in the workplace. This means they oversee, supervise, assist and review all nationally recognised training for chefs, waiters, porters, hotel receptionists, house-keepers, duty managers, baristas and bar persons. They encourage employers to implement systems of in-house training that lead to nationally recognised qualifications for their staff.

World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS)
The World Association of Chefs’ Societies, or WACS in short, is a global network of chefs associations first founded in October 1928 at the Sorbonne in Paris. At that first congress there were 65 delegates from 17 countries, representing 36 national and international associations, and the venerable August Escoffier was named the first Honourary President of WACS. Today, this global body has 93 official chefs associations as members that represent over 10 million professional chefs world wide. The biennel congress is a hallmark tradition of WACS and has been organised in over 20 cities across the world throughout its illustrious 82-year history.


Motel Association of New Zealand (MANZ)
MANZ, the Motel Association of New Zealand is the national trade body for the New Zealand motel industry, with 900 plus member properties throughout the length of the country. It is independent, with a management board of six members, elected annually. Each board member is an operating motelier and an active mentor to MANZ member moteliers in their region. The board meets at least six times each year to set strategy and policies for the Association, and monitor their implementation. MANZ holds a conference and Annual General Meeting each year around July/August.

Hotel Concierge Society Les Clefs d’Or New Zealand (HCSNZ)
The Hotel Concierge Society Les Clefs d’Or New Zealand – HCSNZ is a non-profit, non-political association of tourism industry professionals. Our membership consists of the finest hotel Concierges throughout New Zealand. The role of the Society is to support its members, providing a network of experienced professionals to enable them to perform as outstanding Concierges throughout the country.

Tourism Industry Association
The Tourism Industry Association New Zealand is the largest representative body of tourism operators in New Zealand. It is a membership-based and private sector trade organisation with about 1500 members who collectively make up 85% of the country’s tourism turnover.

Front of House

Service Professionals Association of New Zealand (SPANZ)
The Service Professionals Association of New Zealand is a fledgling body, set up in June 2010, with the aim of representing the front of house professionals of New Zealand, in all aspects of hospitality – restaurant waiters, bar workers, baristas, food & beverage managers, all those who are passionate about hospitality as a career choice.

PPNZ Music Licensing
PPNZ Music Licensing Limited (“PPNZ”) is the New Zealand not-for-profit music licensing company established to obtain fair compensation for recording artists and record companies for their public performance rights. Representing many thousands of artists and record companies both locally and internationally, PPNZ licenses recorded music for public performance, broadcast and new media/on-line (communication).

APRA|AMCOS’ joint objective is to ensure composers/songwriters and publishers are rewarded whenever, and wherever, their musical works are played, performed or reproduced and help Australian & New Zealand music consumers get access to the world’s musical repertoire.


Brewers Association
The Brewers Association of Australia and New Zealand represents brewers in legislative and regulatory affairs in both countries. The Brewers Association is committed to the promotion of beer as an enjoyable and refreshing lower-alcohol alternative to other alcohol categories. Beer is a significant contributor to the economy and also provides a number of social benefits as an icon of Australian and New Zealand culture. The Brewers Association is committed to the promotion of responsible consumption of alcohol. The association believes in the need for targeted intervention that will successfully reduce harm for specific impact groups.

Distilled Spirits Association
The Association is the national organisation representing the views of New Zealand’s leading producers and marketers of premium spirits & liqueurs.

New Zealand Winegrowers
New Zealand Winegrowers aims to represent, promote and research the national and international interests of the New Zealand wine industry. New Zealand Winegrowers was established in March 2002 as the joint initiative of the New Zealand Grape Growers Council, representing the interests of New Zealand’s independent grapegrowers, and the Wine Institute of New Zealand, representing New Zealand wineries.

Fruit Wine and Cider Makers of New Zealand
Fruit Wine and Cider Makers of New Zealand are the national association of commercial non-grape winemakers. Thier members range from boutique liqueur manufacturers to high volume cider producers. They endeavour to support the industry and grow the community by providing a resource of industry knowledge, promoting thier members and facilitating the exchange of information regarding market changes.

Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand (ALAC)
The Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand (ALAC) is an autonomous Crown entity established in 1976 by an Act of Parliament under its original name – the Alcoholic Liquor Advisory Council, following a report by the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Sale of Liquor. The Commission recommended establishing a permanent council whose aim was to encourage responsible use and minimise misuse of alcohol.


New Zealand Juice & Beverage Association (NZJBA)
The New Zealand Juice & Beverage Association (NZJBA) represents the manufacturers of New Zealand’s juice, carbonated drink and bottled water brands, and their suppliers. The NZJBA acts as a forum to discuss issues of concern and interest to the industry, as a lobby group, and as an advocate for consumer education on health & nutrition issues.

New Zealand Specialty Coffee Association (NZSCA)
The NZ Specialty Coffee Association (NZSCA), formerly the NZ Coffee Roasters Association (NZCRA), was formed in 2005 and is the national representative body for specialty coffee stakeholders in New Zealand.


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