Hospo Lifeline

Giveaway time! Be in to win over $26,000 worth of business support prizes

The last few months have been a rollercoaster ride for the hospitality industry, and we can’t help but think “What can we do to help?”.

When New Zealand moved to alert level three, reopening for takeaway was a lifeline for many hospitality businesses. First Table was unable to open until dine-in service resumed so our team got to work to deliver a community project that would help Kiwis ‘support local’. 

We shifted our focus to FirstEATS – an online takeaway directory helping businesses promote their pick up or delivery options for free. Since launching, we’ve helped over 500 eateries get direct orders and avoid high commissions, and made it easy for New Zealanders to find local options for takeaway food. 

“We're proud to be partnering with some of the country’s top industry leaders to launch the Hospo Lifeline Competition which raises awareness of the challenges that the hospitality industry faces as they respond to disruptions caused by Covid-19.”

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Hospo Lifeline is a ‘positive takeaway from Covid’ focused on finding a Kiwi eatery who needs a helping hand to respond to the disruptions caused by Covid-19.

Be in to win over $26,000 worth of prizes including business support for online marketing, branding, strategy, financial and subscriptions. We’re proud to be partnering with some of the country's top industry leaders to launch this initiative and encourage any Kiwi eatery with an operational takeaway menu to enter!

How to enter

  • Entry is open to hospitality business owners across New Zealand offering takeaway
  • Get your restaurant, cafe, food truck or takeaway venue featured on the FirstEATS website (it’s free and easy to add your venue)
  • Complete the Hospo Lifeline Competition entry form before midnight on Monday August 24


Thanks to these amazing sponsors, one lucky eatery will win over $26,000 worth of business support prizes:

Hype & Dexter

Digital marketing agency

Marketing and digital transformation advisory

Prize value 


Financial and strategic advisory

Deloitte GrowthPlus Workshop

Prize value 

Not Another™

Brand agency

Brand strategy kit

Prize value 


Accounting software

A Xero subscription valued at up to $2000 and three hours of consulting services (via video conference) valued at up to $750

Prize value 

Restaurant Association of New Zealand

Restaurant membership

12-month Premier Membership, plus access to Full Webinar Library and Compliance Tool ComplyHub

Prize value 


Hospitality reporting software

Annual subscription with five hours of training

Prize value 


Food safety app

Annual subscription and a brand-new tablet

Prize value 

The Hospitality Company

Hospitality Advisory

Hospitality Business Membership (12 months' access)

Prize value 

Supporting partners

A big thanks to our supporting partners:

Key timings

Entries open
Jul 27
Entries close
Aug 24
Shortlist announced
Aug 27
Aug 27-4
Winner announced
Sep 7

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