Restaurant Association of New Zealand

Member Benefits & Services

Click on the heading down the left hand side for more detailed information on some of our key member benefits...


Every business owner gets to a point where their own knowledge just isn't enough. Which is where we come in. The Restaurant Association provides advice and guidance on different areas of running a business, especially when it comes to employment relations. Members can access this assistance in a number of ways.

  • Our 0800 Help line (0800 737 827) / Online Help
  • Advice on employment issues (employment agreements, redundancies, disputes or dismissals)
  • Advice on a range of legal issues - contracts, conveyancing, criminal, commercial, IP and much more through our partnership with Hesketh Henry
  • Free financial and accounting advice through our partnership with Grant Thornton
  • Business advice from a network of industry mentors and successful restaurateurs and cafe owners and a dedicated mentoring programme, Mentor Me
  • A range of handbooks / guidelines/ sample letters/ templates
  • A free subscription to our newsletter, The Thymes
  • A free subscription to INFORM the association's ezine
  • A free security/loss prevention helpline


The bottom line is an essential marker for any business and anything that can improve those stats is worth doing. Being a member of the Restaurant Association gives you access to a number of savings on essential services and supplies. Including:

  • Special deals, aimed at giving you more value across your business, merchant and personal banking needs with Westpac
  • The best range of payment solutions, at exclusive rates, with EFTPOS New Zealand
  • Specialist restaurant, cafe and hospitality insurance solutions with Crombie Lockwood
  • Member discounts of up to 50% off the everyday low prices on office products at OfficeMax
  • Exclusive member savings on electricity, natural gas and LPG with Nova Energy
  • Accumulate fuel savings through the Bidfood programme - every $200 of fresh red meat purchased through Bidfood gives you a $0.20 per litle fuel discount
  • Access exclusive member pricing at Noel Leeming stores
  • Comprehensive medical insurance scheme
  • VIP programe with Coke ...who also offer a $200 credit to member accounts
  • 25% Discount off Uniforms and Clothing from b2b clothing
  • Exclusive savings for members with NetPay , an online cloud payroll solution
  • Up to 40% off the retail price of Bread products
  • Receive a 10% discount off the monthly fee with Conscious Consumers

And that's not even the lot, there's so much more


An industry is nothing without skilled operators on all levels, which is why the Restaurant Association actively and continuously promotes workforce development.

We run professional development short courses . We maintain a close relationship with the industry's ITO, ServiceIQ, and industry training providers. We provide mentoring assistance and assist with the the New Zealand Apprenticeship programme run by ServiceIQ . We participate wherever we can in industry related training initiatives


As a member, you can take advantage of three of our most successful marketing initiatives our online dining guide (www.dinefind.co.nz) our Gift Voucher programme and The Restaurant Gift Card.

Each of these will help get your name out there and get more customers in the door.

Take advantage of the Association's exclusive offer when joining the EFTPlus customer loyalty programme - saving 25% off the set up costs for the Standard Package


From the local level right up to the premier annual hospitality event, the Hospitality Summit, Restaurant Association members can take advantage of a range of special activities , all of which are opportunities to network and exchange ideas with a range of like-minded individuals .


We represent New Zealand's fourth largest retail sector and we take that very seriously. The Association is regularly invited to present their opinion on a wide range of matters and makes regular representations to central and local government on issues impacting on the industry. Effectively we are influencing key decision makers.

Bread Deal

Westpac Exclusive Banking Package

Westpac's long partnership with the Restaurant Association to support the growth of New Zealands restaurant industry provides our members with a range of special deals, aimed at giving you more value across your business, merchant and personal banking needs.

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EFTPOS New Zealand - Exclusive EFTPOS terminal solutions for members

Members of the Restaurant Association have access to the best range of payments solutions for your business and an exclusive offer of 20% off terminal rental.

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Nova Energy Exclusive Restaurant Association Business Energy Plans

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Exclusive member deal - purchases of meat through Bidfood

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Noel Leeming exclusive member savings

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Crombie Lockwood - Restaurant Tailored Insurance Deal

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Restaurant Association Gift Vouchers

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The Restaurant Gift Card

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Financial Support and Advice with Grant Thornton Ltd

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Comprehensive Medical Insurance Cover and Premium Discount

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EFTPlus customer loyalty programme

Imagine a loyalty programme where your customer's Eftpos Card or Credit Card is their loyalty card... welcome to EFTPlus

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NetPay - online cloud payroll solution

NetPay is a premium online payroll solution, providing a simple, cost-effective solution to managing your payroll.

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Uniforms - b2b Clothing

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OfficeMax - Stationery / Cleaning / Furniture Discounts

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