A special select committee has been created to consider the government’s response to the Covid-19 outbreak.

The Restaurant Association has announced that its CEO, Marisa Bidois, will be representing the hospitality industry at Wednesday’s Parliament meeting of the Epidemic Response Committee.

The Epidemic Response Committee was established on the 25th of March to consider and report to the house on matters relating to the government’s management of the Covid-19 epidemic. The cross-party committee us chaired by the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon Simon Bridges, and consists of eleven members in total.

The Restaurant Association has asked for business feedback it can pass on in Parliament. Such as, what further assistance do you need as business owners from the government? What’s gone well and what hasn’t in regard to the government response to Covid-19 to date?

Click here to proved your feedback to the Restaurant Association. Feedback is open until midday Tuesday.

Restaurant Association Meet Me’s

With a little lockdown tweaking, the Restaurant Association is excited to reintroduce its MeetMe member briefings as virtual meet-ups.

The MeetMe member briefings give members the opportunity to connect with other operators locally, discuss local challenged and opportunities, and share ideas. Now, more than ever, there is a need for the discussions to continue.

Using Zoom meetings, members will get together online for 1/2-¾ hour, where members will still be able to talk together, see each other’s faces and heat what the Association is doing.

After registering, the Association will send you more information to join the MeetMe via Zoom. Click on one of the links below to register.

TARANAKI - 10:30am  |  8 April 

WELLINGTON - 2pm  |  8 April 

HAWKE'S BAY - 11:30am  |  9 April 

BAY OF PLENTY 11:30am  |  9 April 

NELSON 12:30pm  |  9 April

ROTORUA - 1:30pm  |  9 April 

NORTHLAND - 1:30pm  |  9 April 

MANAWATU - 2:30pm  |  9 April