Hospitality Business Magazine

Te Tai Tokerau Roadshow takes insight and hospo business seminars to Northland

The Restaurant Association has launched the Te Tai Tokerau Roadshow, a series of informative seminars designed to introduce the Te Tupu Tahi programme in partnership with NorthTec and address crucial topics within the hospitality sector.

The seminars provide business owners with valuable insights and knowledge, helping them navigate the evolving landscape of the culinary world.

The Te Tai Tokerau Roadshow seminars will delve into several vital areas of interest, including:

Te Tupu Tahi Programme : An introduction to the Restaurant Association and NorthTec Te Tupu Tahi cookery training programme, offering attendees an opportunity to understand its significance and benefits for their businesses and their staff.  This will lead into a discussion about the importance of optimizing workforce management, and how finding, retaining, and maximising employee potential is a crucial aspect of any successful business.

FPA Update (Fair Pay Agreements): A comprehensive update on the progress of the Hospitality Fair Pay Agreement will be provided, allowing participants to stay informed about the latest developments and implications for the industry.

Work Visa and Immigration Policy update: There will be an update on latest policies and opportunity to answer any questions attendees may have.

At the end of each session, there will be a chance for attendees to ask important questions during a Q&A session. The Te Tai Tokerau Roadshow seminars are scheduled to take place at the following times and locations:

Kaitaia: Peekaboo Backyard Eatery – Monday, 2nd October, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Paihia (Bay of Islands): Greens Thai Cuisine– Tuesday, 3rd October, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Whangarei: NorthTec Te Pukenga Apprentice Restaurant – Tuesday, 3rd October, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

“These workshops promise to be insightful and engaging sessions, offering a platform for business owners in the region to gain valuable knowledge, network with peers, and equip themselves for success,” says Restaurant Association CEO Marisa Bidois.

“We look forward to connecting with businesses throughout the region during the seminars and bringing them up to date on important industry developments.”

The Te Tupu Tahi* training programme was launched this year after recognising a need to grow and develop the hospitality industry in Te Tai Tokerau. 

The training programme comprises workplace based training along with online learning and gives junior chefs working in professional kitchens or those interested in becoming chefs an opportunity to receive a NZ Certificate in Cookery Level 3 and Level 4. 

More information can be found at and