Head Chef The Lindis
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The Lindis Group is looking to recruit an outstanding person to fulfil the role of Head Chef, at our luxury lode, The Lindis.

The Role will be reporting to our Executive Chef, Daniel Fraser, who is based at our Bay of Islands business, Paroa Bay Winery.

You will take charge of the kitchen at The Lindis and be creatively in control of the cuisine, which will feature the best of the best of local, seasonal and estate grown produce on a daily changing menu.

Not only will you be able to feature your creativity and style at one of New Zealand's preeminent lodges, but the opportunity to grow in an expanding privately owned luxury hospitality group.


  • Permanent Salary
  • A new 2 bedroom house available June 
  • Ability to work in a new luxury lodge with flexibility to use the highest grade ingredients
  • Opportunity to expand throughout The Lindis Group
  • Support of an Executive chef
  • Creative Control

Ideal Candidate:

  • Relative experience in fine dining or luxury lodging experience
  • A willingness to work in a small team
  • Flavour, Creativity and presentation in your cuisine 
  • Ability to live and work in a pristine, beautiful mountainous environment

Please note The Lindis is in a remote environment, based on a high country station in Ahuriri Valley, 20 minutes from Omarama.

The Lindis: 

Near the bottom of the habitable world is our new luxury lodge, The Lindis. Nestled almost imperceptibly on the valley floor, with an elegant slatted roof mimicking the contours of the earth below, there is an undeniable harmony between structure and land. Designed for the utmost in luxury — with superlative interior furnishing, a veritable plethora of activities on our doorstep, unmistakably warm high-country hospitality, and a refined restaurant that pays direct homage to the flora and fauna of our surrounds, the experience of staying with us is truly unique. At The Lindis we use nature as our weathervane, and so when we see the effortless perfection of our environment, we are implored to emulate it. And so that’s what we do.


Listed 11th March 2020

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Assistant Front Office Manager Helena Bay
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We are currently seeking an Assistant Front Office Manager with additional experience in Sales and Marketing, to join the Reception team at Helena Bay Lodge, a seasonal luxury lodge, located in Northland, New Zealand. This position is well-suited to serious administration/hospitality candidates who enjoy providing an exceptional standard of service.

This is a full time, permanent position which requires flexibility and commitment. The roster includes morning, afternoon and evening shifts over 7 days.  

The successful candidate will:

  • Be highly organised with the ability to lead a team, communicate efficiently and clearly, and think well under pressure, always maintaining a positive attitude.
  • Have a good command of verbal and written English
  • Have an eye for detail and exceptional presentation skills.
  • Have Bachelor or higher degree
  • Have advanced knowledge of editing systems and workflows (Avid, Premiere Pro, After Effects etc)
  • Have advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes, Adobe Creative Suite
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in content production, from storyboarding to exporting for publishing.
  • Have knowledge of DLSR camera systems and troubleshooting.
  • Have advanced copywriting skills, with a high level of English competency and ability to write for various platforms (internal reports, guest correspondence, social media platforms). 

Job duties include:

  • Oversee reservations, night audit, cashiering, room allocations and all front office procedures 
  • Assist in the recruitment, training, induction and supervision of front office administrators
  • Maintain good working relationships with wholesalers and suppliers
  • Responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of hotel computer systems/equipment.
  • Cashiering, guest account updates and performing the audit function.
  • Guest services as required. Faxing typing and so forth.
  • Liaising with third party providers for guest enquiries
  • Administration and oversight of the guest reservation system. Ensuring the smooth running of each shift by informing all necessary staff members of relevant information
  • Responding to all reservation enquiries in a prompt and courteous manner. Ensuring also that other team members are doing the same.
  • Maintain a good atmosphere amongst staff and set an example of good work ethics.
  • Guest liaison as required including itinerary organisation, activity booking and vouchering; ensuring guest service is at the highest possible level
  • Answering the phone in an efficient and professional manner and ensuring that other team members are doing the same
  • Ensuring that guest itineraries and daily reports are published and promulgated to necessary recipients in good time
  • Assists FOM in the development of marketing that addresses the distribution of rate offers, packages and programs designed to build occupancy.
  • Maintains, updates social media platforms
  • Develops brochure and property promotional materials
  • Plans, supervises and edits all video/photo shoots, developing shot lists in line with property/brand values.
  • Ensures consistent marketing message is communicated in all promotional and collateral efforts.
  • Tracks return on investment of all marketing initiatives, including online and direct mail
  • Keeps track of actual versus planned marketing budgets and provides input and recommendations as needed, regarding reallocation of funding to the FOM/GM
  • Ensures consistency in property's voice on all guest touchpoints and marketing communications
  • Provides all sales channels with creative and unique tools to assist in the sales and marketing of the property.
  • Keeps detailed files and records on all matters relative to property's marketing materials (photo usage rights, vendor contracts, etc.)
  • Any other duties as requested by FOM, GM or deputies

Staff benefits include

  • Uniforms including shoes. Uniforms are laundered on site.
  • Staff meals on rostered shifts
  • Possibility of accommodation in a staff house nearby for employees relocating from outside the Whangarei area.
  • Opportunities for personal development for committed staff members

In order to be considered for this position you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have the legal right to live and work in New Zealand, for the entirety of the season (until 31st May 2020)
  • Have a FULL New Zealand drivers licence and a reliable car to transport yourself to and from work
  • Be able to work all days and shifts, in a full-time capacity

Listed 13th March 2020

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Pastry Chef Huka Lodge
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Huka Lodge is the 'Grand Dame' of luxury lodge accommodation in New Zealand and an exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented Pastry Chef to join this iconic brand.


Opened in 1926 Huka Lodge is located on the banks of the mighty Waikato River in Taupo. Twenty luxury guest rooms, The Owners Cottage and The Alan Pye Cottage make up the guest accommodation inventory in this stunning property.

Recognised worldwide as a market leader Huka Lodge is looking for an experienced Pastry Chef to join our kitchen team at our award-winning property in Taupo New Zealand.

Under the direction of the Executive Chef you will be responsible for the creation and delivery of desserts, breads and speciality products that will help ensure that Huka Lodge remains the most reconised and awarded brand in New Zealand.

You will need to be self-motivated, hard-working and a team player with a genuine interest in quality food.

This position would suit an existing Pastry Sous Chef or an experienced Pastry Chef as clear direction will be given.

Experience in a similar type of operation and in pastry is essential to succeed in this role.

Please forward your written application with CV – including referees, by email to

(listed 25th Feb)


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Marketing & Communications Manager Robertson Lodges
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Marketing & Communications Manager


Robertson Lodges:  Kauri Cliffs, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, and Matakauri Lodge are three Relais & Chateaux sister properties spectacularly located in three distinct regions of New Zealand.

Robertson Lodges offer the finest lodge accommodations paired with decadent cuisine, exceptional service and lifestyle experiences including golf and spa. We currently have a fantastic opportunity for the right person to join our team marketing Robertson Lodges to New Zealand and the World.

Reporting to the Director of Marketing you will assist our sales team across all three of our spectacular lodges to drive business growth. The successful candidate must have strong administrative and communication skills. This is a varied position where no two days will be the same. You will be responsible for preparing monthly communications to be distributed through our marketing networks as well as playing a key role in the development of our overall digital strategy, marketing collateral, and developing our CRM database.

Your skills and abilities:

· A passion for marketing, branding and learning 

· An understanding of (and background in) luxury hospitality and / or tourism

· A commitment to high standards and quality

· Exceptional organisation skills

· Established understanding of media environments in New Zealand and abroad advantageous

· Digital marketing and social media management experience 

· Ability to manage and oversee day to day relations and projects with third party agencies delivering on the Sales & Marketing objectives for Robertson Lodges (Public Relations, Digital Marketing etc)

· Strong technical skills with various online applications, MS Office, Powerpoint, Publisher. 

· Experience working with web CMS platforms a distinct advantage

· A demonstrated eye for visual detail, and experience in the Adobe suite an advantage

· Copywriting ability 

· Driven and hard working with a ‘can do' attitude. Being proactive you'll happily tackle anything!

· And of course, the ability to manage your own work, ability to juggle more than one job at a time and a strong desire to succeed

This position will be based in Whangarei, working 40 hours per week.  Working hours are negotiable Mon – Fri. Some travel required from time to time.

If you love the world of marketing and would relish the opportunity to promote an inspiring product within a fun, vibrant & passionate team who enjoy what they do, then we'd love to hear from you. 

You must have access to your own reliable transport and a valid working visa to apply.


(Listed 20th Feb 2020)

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Assistant Lodge Manager Matakauri Lodge
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Matakauri Lodge is an alpine lakeside retreat nestled in one of the world's most serenely beautiful landscapes. Spectacularly situated on Lake Wakatipu and only seven minutes from Queenstown. 

A rare leadership opportunity has become available in our Ultra Luxury Lodge. Reporting to the Lodge Manager you will assume the position of second in command of all Lodge Operations and full responsibility in the Lodge Manager’s absence. This is a key position and the successful candidate will need to have extensive hospitality experience, a strong focus on excellence, plenty of enthusiasm and a flexible approach.  The right applicant must be self motivated, a team player and able to work well in a high pressure environment.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A passion for service delivery and luxury hospitality
  • Previous senior level experience in 5 Star, Luxury Hotels and / or Boutique Lodges
  • A commitment to high standards and quality
  • Ability to drive a team and foster team work
  • Administrative management experience, including strong financial acumen
  • A natural desire to problem-solve and achieve practical solutions
  • Extremely high attention to detail and exceptional organisation skills
  • Undeniable professionalism
  • Flawless presentation; a sense of style

And a winning personality!

Matakauri Lodge is a member of Relais & Châteaux, an exclusive collection of the finest hotels and restaurants in the world. 

Recent awards include; Travel + Leisure, World’s Best, July 2019; Matakauri Lodge was named #3 Resort in Australia and New Zealand, and # 45 in the Top 100 Hotels in the World.

If you would like join our world class team and if you have the attributes above, we would love to hear from you.  

You must have access to your own reliable transport and a valid working visa to apply.


(Listed 18th Feb 2020)

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Head Housekeeper The Landing
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About the business


The Landing is located in the Bay of Islands in the far north of New Zealand's North Island. The 1000-acre property comprises six private beaches, an award-winning vineyard and winery, lush wetlands, and four extraordinary Residences positioned throughout the property.


About the role


The Head Housekeeper is the department manager and as such is responsible for the hiring, training, development and running of the team of housekeepers at The Landing.

A professional is required for this role and you will be able to use your skills in recruitment, rostering, management, purchasing, cost control and maintenance to full affect in this all encompassing role.

During our peak season it is expected that more than 2/3 of your time will be hands on alongside your hardworking team; while still completing administrative tasks as required.

Over the cooler, quieter months you will happily move laterally into assisting other teams as and when required to keep The Landing Hospitality business moving forward. No two days will be the same!


Benefits and perks


The Landing offers a great working environment with in a friendly team. Good prospects for progressing within our organisation. 

A competitive salary is on offer as is the opportunity to work with a highly engaged and motivated leadership team.


Skills and experience


Ideally you will;
• Have an incredible eye for detail
• Be able to meet our high standards of service
• Thrive in a team environment
• Be able to multitask with ease
• Be flexible with working hours
• Have your own transport

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Maintenance Assistant The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs
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Set on 6,500 acres in the Bay of Islands, Northland, New Zealand, The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs affords spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and overlooks our championship golf course.  The beautiful panoramic view encompasses Cape Brett, the famous “hole in the rock” and the Cavalli Islands. The main lodge hosts a spacious living room, two private day rooms, computer room, and a beautiful dining room with an outdoor deck overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Twenty three all suite rooms are nestled nearby in the forest.

This is a varied, hands-on role where you will need to be willing and able to pull your sleeves up and get stuck into maintenance projects as they arise. Reporting into our busy Maintenance Manager, this is an opportunity to combine your passion for a ‘job well done' with your maintenance skills in the beautiful environment of Kauri Cliffs.

We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills: you will need to be passionate about delivering a superior guest experience and thrive on customer interaction.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Relevant experience in a maintenance / handyman role
  • The ability to work unsupervised
  • Rigorous attention to details
  • Held a clean New Zealand Drivers' License for 2 years (essential) with a P endorsement (preferred).
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • A good level of physical fitness
  • A professional approach to Health & Safety regulations

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.  

You will need to have your own reliable transport and the right to live & work in New Zealand to apply.

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Grounds Keeper / Gardener The Marlborough Lodge
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Grounds keeper/ Gardener

The Marlborough Lodge


Want to be part of a small and dynamic team at the only Luxury Lodge in Marlborough.

We are seeking an all round super star with the following skills

Must be able to dive a manual vehicle.

Operate garden machinery including hedge trimmer, Lawn mower, chipper, etc.

Physically fit and don't mind working in varied weather conditions.

Be able to work autonomously or with a team.

Must have own vehicle or transport to and from Lodge.

The position is casual 30-40 hours per week. 

If this sounds like you we would love to hear from you.

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Chef de Partie Matakauri Lodge
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Matakauri Lodge is located seven minutes from Queenstown and spectacularly situated on Lake Wakatipu. It offers twelve luxurious appointed suites and a four bedroom Owner's Cottage in a dramatic alpine location.

Matakauri Lodge is a member of Relais & Chateaux; an exclusive collection of the finest hotels and gourmet restaurants in the world. 

Matakauri Lodge is looking for a professional and experienced Chef de Partie to join our award winning team. The position requires the following key skills:

1. Previous experience working in a similar fine dining establishment or luxury lodge.

2. Strong organisational skills.

3. Ability to work under pressure with a daily changing menu.

4. Good verbal English

We are seeking a hard working, dedicated professional with a passion for hospitality and superior attention to detail. You must have the ability to multi task and the drive to be a proactive member of our dynamic team.

If you wish to apply for this role and have the attributes above, we'd love to hear from you. 


You must have a valid work visa and your own reliable transport to apply.


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Demi Chef de Partie The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs
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The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs is located in the Bay of Islands, at the top of the North Island of New Zealand. Set on 6,000 acres of Pacific Coast-land, this luxury lodge is one of the most celebrated boutique resort hotels in the world. We currently have a fantastic opportunity for the right person to join our team.

Kauri Cliffs is a member of Relais & Chateaux, an exclusive collection of the finest hotels and restaurants in the world.

We are currently seeking a Demi Chef de Partie for the rest of our busy summer season. This is an excellent opportunity to join a hard working team dedicated to providing the finest seasonal food using local ingredients.

Previous experience at a similar standard establishment will be beneficial. The successful candidate will also be flexible, have a can do attitude and want to push their career further. For this position, you must be self motivated, a team player and work well in a high pressure environment.  

Duties include the preparation and cooking of daily changing breakfast, lunch and dinner menus for our discerning guests. 

You will also need to:

  • Have a basic knowledge of all areas of the kitchen
  • Have the ability to think on your feet  as we have many guest requests and menu changes each day
  • Have good time management
  • A full drivers license
  • And a valid working visa.

If you are interested in joining our dynamic team and have the skills and experience above, we’d love to hear from you.


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