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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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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.

Peter & Karen Johnston

Position Sought Manager
Availability June 2019 to Ongoing
Listing expires 24 March 2020
Phone +61433673185
Mobile +61433673185
Email petenoosa55@gmail.com


We are experienced Managers with over 16 years in the business - owning Motels in NZ, owning a resort in Australia and currently managing a motel in NSW.
We have a very good working knowledge of reservation systems having used Callista, Ezyrez and Guestpoint as well as OTA and last minute websites.
Experienced in all aspects of motel management including breakfast, gardens, staff management and troubleshooting. We know that your business needs people who care for their guests as the priority but also protect the owners investment. We are honest and reliable and make your business our business.
We are looking to return to NZ in the near future and would like a motel management role in the lower North Island although would consider other areas in NZ.
If we are the people you are looking for please contact us as we would like to hear from you.

Brian Cresswell

Position Sought Minder
Availability 20/03/19 to 20/12/19
Listing expires 12 March 2020
Phone 0272956902
Mobile 0272956902
Email b.cresswell@xtra.co.nz


Myself and my partner Raewyn McLean have just sold a motel and are now available to mind a motel or holiday park in the upper North Island. A CV will be posted at a later date but we are contact able by email or phone should you wish to enquire about our experience.

James Martin MacGilloway

Position Sought Minder
Availability February 2020 to Until further notice
Listing expires 5 March 2020
Phone 0220436651
Mobile 0220436651
Email macgilloway@hotmail.co.nz


Having recently sold our business - "Rosetown Motel" in Te Awamutu after six and a half years, we are now available to look after your business. We enjoy meeting people and taking care of your business as if it were our own. I have had many years in hospitality , having owned and operated many concerns. My wife, Cheryl - prior to the motel, worked for Air New Zealand for a decade. I have also managed an apartment block with 63 apartments. Over the past few months we have been minding, on a regular basis, a 4 Star motel in the Waikato. Please contact us at any time.

Margaret & Kevin Simons

Position Sought Both
Availability 1st April 2019 to 1at April 2022
Listing expires 23 February 2020
Phone 027 522 9801
Mobile 027 522 9801
Email mcsimons01@gmail.com


Looking for a change. We have been managing an apartment style hotel in Auckland for nearly four years. References available from present employers. Experienced in revenue management, guest reservations, staff management and working with indivual unit holders or bodycorps. Kevin is capable in areas of building and ground maintenance. Previously we did a stint of relief management which followed a period of motel management and ownership

Louise Donaldson

Position Sought Minder
Availability Now to Until further notice
Listing expires 18 February 2020
Phone 0210 225 9798
Mobile 0210 225 9798
Email terryandlouisedonaldson@outlook.com


I am available for casual or regular minding for a limted time having just sold a busy cafe. Previously my husband and I owned a successful, 4+ Star, 14 unit, motel in Christchurch. Between these two businesses we also did some regular minding for several other motels in Christchurch. I am an intelligent, outgoing, well organised person who loves working in the customer service environment! Let me help!

Jo & Ken - Motel and Holiday Park Minding

Position Sought Minder
Availability early June 2019 to ongoing
Listing expires 26 January 2020
Phone 027 240 4767
Mobile 027 240 4767
Email kjwalker@xtra.co.nz


Need a break from your busy life we are experience minders who can take care of your motel or holiday park so you can have that much needed rest.

Our experience includes:
* Motels from 10 rooms to 25 rooms, and
* Holiday Park up to 120 guests that include power sites, non-power sites, cabins and a new lodge with dorm rooms and en-suite rooms.

We have experience using:
* Strait PMS
* Seekon
* Motel Mate

Jo has many years office/accounting experience, including linking and updating the various booking channels. Ken is the fix-it man who can put his hand to most things. We both enjoy the hospitality industry and have excellent customer service skills.

We are available from June 2019 onwards.

For further details or any enquiries, please either phone or email us.

Kind regards
Ken & Jo

Julia and Murray Furness

Position Sought Both
Availability 15 March 2019 to ongoing
Listing expires 17 January 2020
Phone 027 291 0222
Mobile 021 172 4605
Email murrayfurness@outlook.co.nz


We have owned and operated a 14 unit Motel. Together we were fully hands-on and involved in all aspects of the Motel operation from guest services, reservations, payments, etc. to property management: from cleaning and servicing units to laundry, gardening, lawn mowing and pool & spa maintenance. Working closely with the housekeeping staff we ensured that presentation for guests was kept at the highest quality.

Since late 2018 we have undertaken various Motel minding/temporary management contracts completing all tasks of running the business. Our recent assignments have included an 23 unit Motel in Auckland and a 14 unit Motel in the Waikato and 18 unit Motel in New Plymouth.

We are active, computer literate and quick to learn: willing to take on any work required and pride ourselves on a high standard of guest service and Unit cleanliness.

Available for additional opportunities and challenges to assist you where possible.

Contact us anytime via email murrayfurness@outlook.co.nz
or phone: Julia 021 172 4605 or Murray 027 291 0222

Colleen and Patrick Twohill

Position Sought Minder
Availability Mid February, 2019. For periods of up to two weeks. to As required.
Listing expires 15 January 2020
Phone 021 109 7147
Mobile 021 109 7147
Email patricktwohill@yahoo.com.au


We are a mature and motivated fully "hands on" couple with twelve years experience as relief managers at some thirty motels in N.Z. and Australia. Have a working knowledge of callista, roomsoft, motel mate etc with siteminder. We have a number of referees.

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