Massage / Spa Therapist Helena Bay
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Helena Bay Lodge is located in the northeast corner of New Zealand's north island and is one of top rated luxury lodges in the world.  We are now looking for a part time Massage Therapist to join our team in August 2019. 

Key Function:

You will be an integral member of the Helena Bay Lodge team that creates distinctively authentic experiences for our guests.  Responsible for guest massage/spa treatments ensuring that guest service is of the highest standard, providing our guests with an optimal lasting impression. Maintaining cleanliness of the therapy room and Spa areas when not engaged in guest treatments.

Job Skills:

Must be a fully qualified Massage Therapist with extensive training in numerous massage modalities, with a minimum of three years professional experience. You must be able to demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of body therapies including Swedish, Sports, Deep Tissue, Joint Mobilisation, Acupressure, Reflexology, Trigger Point Therapy, Pregnancy Massage and Myofascial Release.  Must have excellent communication skills and be able to learn the products and service knowledge necessary to effectively provide wellness solutions to meet the individual requirements of each guest.

Job Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Confer with clients about their medical history to determine how the massage treatment will be most beneficial to their requirements.
  • Document guest treatment and progress, maintain treatment records.
  • Flexible with schedule supporting the needs of the guest's requests.
  • Properly care for equipment and use proper amounts of product to assist with cost controls.
  • Have complete knowledge and understanding of all services, products and amenities available to guests.
  • Perform prep work and daily stock levels including monitoring and maintaining inventory records.
  • Ensure hygiene and cleanliness in all areas of treatment room, spa and gym is performed to an optimum standard.
  • The ability to handle guest enquiries and interactions with the highest level of professionalism.
  • Clean all areas of spa operation as requested by management including Gym – when not engaged in Guest treatments.
  • Maintain Spa ambience in line with Helena Bay Lodge standards throughout the day, Creating the ultimate experience for our guests.
  • Take all practical steps to ensure and maintain a safe and healthy work environment.
  • The ability to perform other tasks or projects as requested by the Interior Manager and Head Housekeeper.
  • Collaborate with team members to communicate what you see and hear to staff and management to ensure guests' needs are being met.
  • Weekend work and flexibility with rosters in accordance with guest requirements.  You will receive a competitive salary plus commission.

If you have the required skills and experience, we would love to hear from you.  Please provide a current CV and documentation of eligibility to work in New Zealand.


The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
  • Do you own or have regular access to a car?
  • Do you have a current New Zealand driver's licence?
  • Are you available to work outside your usual hours when required? (e.g. weekends, evenings, public holidays)
  • Are you available to work on a rotating roster?


Listed 29 March 2019

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Sous Chef Hapuku Lodge
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Sous Chef (August/September 2019 to May 2020 & potentially beyond).

Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses, Kaikoura, is looking for an experienced chef to join the team over the spring and summer season.

Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses is a 5 star luxury lodge just a few kms north of the marine town of Kaikoura. Our tree houses are nestled 30 feet in the air, set amongst a native Kanuka grove at the base of the majestic Kaikoura Mountains. We share the land with a deer stud, vineyard and olive grove as well as the world-class surf break of Mangamaunu Bay.

Our vision is to provide a world-class experience both in accommodation and food, aiming for the highest standards in all aspects of our guests' stay. At the heart of the Hapuku Lodge experience is a passion for good food and wine. Produce is sourced from the Lodge's own herb and vegetable gardens, eggs from our free-range chickens and oil from our olive grove. We also source quality produce from local farmers as well as crayfish (lobster) and seafood from the Kaikoura coast and forage for wild herbs and fruit. The lodge shares the land with a deer stud and vineyard which produces wine for the restaurant. The world-class surf break of Mangamaunu Bay is only a kilometre away.

Our chefs focus on food right across the entire experience with breakfast and lunch shifts and our evening service, flexibility regarding shifts and contribution to the overall outcomes of the kitchen are expected.

We are looking for applicants that:

  • are passionate about great food and delivering exceptional quality
  • are personable, genuine and interested in our guests (we run an open kitchen with guests often sitting at the pass engaging with the chefs)
  • are able to organise and run a kitchen effectively and calmly, leading a small team of chefs and kitchen assistants (in the absence of the Exec Chef or Head Chef)
  • have a solid work history in quality establishments
  • are able to cope with working long hours, particularly during our busiest periods (in particular Christmas/New Year)
  • are flexible and able to quickly pick up new techniques or execute new recipes (our menu changes every day)
  • are team players and work with the rest of the crew until the job is complete.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit.

Other seasonal positions are also available (Chef de Partie, Kitchen Assistants and Front of House. We welcome applications from couples travelling).  Please refer to our other advertisements or contact us for more information.


Listed 20 March 2019


To apply, please send us your résumé/CV with a covering letter/email.


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You must have the right to live and work in this location to apply for this job.

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Reservations Supervisor Huka Lodge
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Huka Lodge is the 'Grand Dame' of luxury lodge accommodation in New Zealand.

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 a special candidate to work in our reservations team.

This is a dynamic role that will require exceptional organisational skills combined with a fun and friendly disposition to manage our guest's expectations and to ensure the level of reservations accuracy provides for a smooth guests experience.

Duties will include:

  • Processing Reservations enquiries via e-mail, phone and online. 
  • Loading Packages.
  • Closing out and opening up inventory.
  • Training new staff.
  • Processing Travel Agent Commission Payments.

Skills Required

  • Experience training staff in Opera PMS.
  • Previous experience in 5 Star Hospitality Operations.
  • Database Experience Highly Regarded (Excel & CRM)
  • Ability to work under pressure and multitask.

This is a full time permanent opportunity and is available immediately; the successful applicant will need their own transport due to the location of the lodge.

Applications close at 12.00pm on Thursday the 11th of April 2019.

Please apply by uploading your CV and covering letter and any applicable supporting documentation.

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