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Managers and Minders

We are pleased to offer this free service for those seeking managers or minders in the accommodation industry. The intention of this page is simply to assist in connecting suitable parties. To submit your details for publication please click here.

Coffeys do not scrutinise information, nor make any enquiries as to the suitability or authenticity of applicants. We therefore make no warranty and accept no responsibility in this regard. Employers are strongly advised to exercise diligence in evaluating any candidates.

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Greg & Linda Mills - The Kiwi Management Team

Position Sought Both
Availability 08/01/2020 to 31/12/2022
Preferred Locations
  • Southland
  • Coastal Otago
  • Central Otago / Southern Lakes
  • Canterbury
  • Nelson / Marlborough
Listing expires 8 January 2021
Phone 0226523227
Mobile 0226523227
Email kiwi-team@hotmail.com


We are experienced motel & apartment managers with over 11 years in the business. Much of our experience was in Australia however we have also managed several properties around NZ. Our experience covers properties from 14 room motels to 150 room apartment blocks. We have extensive knowledge of a number of reservation systems. We work well as a team and have all bases covered. Our CV is available upon request.

Robin and Kathy Bloor

Position Sought Minder
Availability December 2019 to Open
Preferred Locations
  • Wellington / Manawatu / Wairarapa
Listing expires 11 December 2020
Phone 027 230 8474
Mobile 027 230 8474
Email katrob@xtra.co.nz


We have just retired from full-time motelling after 13 years in the industry, in Petone and Hawera.

We are available and happy to work anywhere in the lower North Island.

Isuru De Silva

Position Sought Manager
Availability Now to May 2020
Preferred Locations
  • Auckland / Northland / Coromandel
  • Waikato / Taranaki / Central Plateau / Bay of Plenty
  • East Coast / Hawkes Bay
  • Wellington / Manawatu / Wairarapa
Listing expires 5 December 2020
Phone 022 198 6998
Email isuru245@yahoo.com
CV Download

Vicki Walker

Position Sought Both
Availability 31 January 2020 to Open
Preferred Locations
  • Auckland / Northland / Coromandel
  • Waikato / Taranaki / Central Plateau / Bay of Plenty
  • East Coast / Hawkes Bay
  • Wellington / Manawatu / Wairarapa
  • Nelson / Marlborough
  • Southland
Listing expires 12 November 2020
Phone 07 378 7594
Mobile 0275595565
Email vickilw60@gmail.com


My CV is available upon request

Shelagh and Ross Laird

Position Sought Minder
Availability 1st March 2020 to Onwards
Preferred Locations
  • Auckland / Northland / Coromandel
  • Waikato / Taranaki / Central Plateau / Bay of Plenty
  • East Coast / Hawkes Bay
  • Wellington / Manawatu / Wairarapa
Listing expires 5 November 2020
Phone 0275581771
Mobile 0275581771
Email sheebeme@gmail.com


Our names are Shelagh and Ross Laird, we are based in the Central North Island. We have had over 12 years working in the Holiday Park and Tourism industry between us. It is a lifestyle and a job that we enjoy very much, we also enjoy travelling around New Zealand so we decided to combine the two by minding Motels and Holiday Parks while the owners go on much deserved breaks.

So far we have used Seekom, Callista, Motel Mate, Park Mate booking systems and are very familiar with the Kiwi card and Kiwi Parks but we are very able to learn any other systems.

We have our own accommodation being a bus or a caravan depending on the motel /park and location.
We can offer cleaning, maintenance, lawn mowing and many other jobs while you are away, Ross has his HT Licence and Passenger licence, he has also worked with a lot of heavy machinery. We like to get stuck in and help around the accommodation as much as possible. We normally arrive the two days before starting - first day arrive and set up, next day we go over the running of the motel/park with you, day three we are ready to work on our own. When you arrive back, we carry out hand over and discuss anything with you that we need to.

We have just set up a facebook page Rollin Holiday Park Minders NZ. We are both computer literate and we learn systems very quickly. We pride ourselves with good customer relations and we also take great pride in the work we do.

If you would like to discuss anything further with us you can contact us via this email or by phoning 0275581771. As references you can phone Riza De Buys at Turangi Holiday Park on 07 3868754 or Shelly and Julian at Opunake Beach Kiwi Holiday Park 06 761 7525. We will also be able to provide other references as well.

Anne Buisson

Position Sought Manager
Availability February 2020 to November 2020
Preferred Locations
  • Auckland / Northland / Coromandel
  • Waikato / Taranaki / Central Plateau / Bay of Plenty
  • East Coast / Hawkes Bay
  • Wellington / Manawatu / Wairarapa
  • West Coast
Listing expires 22 October 2020
Phone 021 02933504
Mobile 021 02933504
Email annebuisson@hotmail.com


I previously managed an 18 Unit Motel. When the Motel sold 18 months ago, the new owners took it over. I have been doing relief work since then. My recent work has been varied between an 18 Unit Motel and a 24 Unit Motel in Auckland. I am a hands on person and enjoy all aspects of the job. I have used Callista, Motel Mate and Roon Soft and I am familiar with website bookings. I am prepared to travel. I would treat your business as if it were my own. For further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Wayne & Debbie Hardaker

Position Sought Both
Availability 1st November 2018 to Selected Dates
Listing expires 19 September 2020
Phone 0211546071
Mobile 0211546071
Email hmotelminding@yahoo.com

Geert de Vries & Ineke de Kok

Position Sought Both
Availability 03/01/2020 to long term
Listing expires 5 September 2020
Phone 022 054 1264
Mobile +64 22 054 1264
Email devriesgeert@rocketmail.com


We are a couple that are looking to make the best of our time after a very active life. We are from the Netherlands but have reside in NZ for over 15 years. We know that we are too good to stop doing what we are doing and that is being of service to a business group that needs to have a break of sorts for themselves. We are experienced minders and both have a lot of managerial experience due to our jobs in NL but also through minding here in the country.

Please have a look at our experiences and have a chat with us to find out what we can do for your business.

A CV will be sent on request if we know you are seriously interested in our services.

Looking forward to hear and see more of you and your businesses.

Regards Geert & Ineke

Marie Penwarden

Position Sought Manager
Availability 1 August 2019 to On going
Listing expires 21 July 2020
Phone 021321063
Mobile 021321063
Email marie.hahei@gmail.com

Sue Gill-Devereux

Position Sought Manager
Availability Immediate to Ongoing
Listing expires 6 July 2020
Phone 021872710
Mobile 021872710
Email suziegill2@gmail.com


Owner of Management Rights on the Coromandel and successfully increased occupancy and tariff within 12 months with booking.com rating to 8.9 in just one year from 7.6 when we bought the business. Motel relieving since December 2018 and relieving in Hamilton. Available mid July 2019 onwards for next relieving work. Husband/ wife team. Excellent people skills and very organised with good knowledge of many booking systems. You can also reach me by Facebook. Motel Minding/Relieving in New Zealand. @sueformotelminding

Ian King & Helen Gill

Position Sought Manager
Availability July 2019 to No end date
Listing expires 23 June 2020
Phone +64 272219769
Mobile +64 272219769
Email kingfbanz@gmail.com


Ian has an extensive background in Hospitality in Motels, Hotels, Food Business, Retail, Marketing & Real Estate.

Helen has diverse skills and the natural ability to meet customer needs and to look for upselling in a non-pushy manner.
Both are great at problem solving, decision making, meeting deadlines. Enhancing each others skills.

Victoria Simon

Position Sought Both
Availability June 2019 to ongoing
Listing expires 10 June 2020
Phone 027 542 3952
Mobile 027 542 3952
Email victoria.simon@tas.health.nz


Primarly interested in the Wellington central region

Motel Minding Services

Position Sought Minder
Availability August 2019 to 2 - 3 weeks
Listing expires 24 May 2020
Phone 0274255623
Mobile 0274255623
Email info@motelmindingservices.co.nz


11 yrs experience
Check our website www.motelmindingservices.co.nz

Kevin and Maree McKernan

Position Sought Both
Availability 6th June 2019 to October 2019
Listing expires 13 May 2020
Phone 0211410420
Mobile 0211410420
Email kevandmaree@xtra.co.nz

Shona Mackay - Eagle Eye Motel Minders

Position Sought Minder
Availability 1 April 2019 to 24 December 2019
Listing expires 26 April 2020
Phone 0278402512
Mobile 0278402512
Email admin@eagleyeminders.co.nz


Please refer to www.eagleyeminders.co.nz for calendar, scope of work, profile, testimonials and term & conditions.

Jeff & Naomi Peters - Kiwi the Cat Motel Minder

Position Sought Minder
Availability now until to further notice
Listing expires 24 April 2020
Phone 0212882866
Mobile 0212882866
Email kiwicatmotelminder@gmail.com


We specialize in short to mid term minding periods.
Please see our website for further information, calendar showing availability etc. https://kiwithecat.wixsite.com/motelminder

Mark and Rata Purdy

Position Sought Both
Availability May 14th May 2109 to Open
Listing expires 18 April 2020
Phone +61434244562
Mobile +61434244562
Email markandrata@gmail.com


Recently sold our management rights business in Cairns Queensland and looking at returning and obtaining relief management in New Zealand formerly from Hawkes Bay.

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