Emma Latimer

Emma Latimer

At Torrent Bay Lodge on an industry familiarisation trip from England, back in 2007, Emma's British boyfriend proposed. They married in England, then emigrated to NZ in 2008. Emma joined our Reservations Team in 2009. After a maternity break to welcome daughter Phoebe in 2011, Emma is our multiday reservations specialist.

Gill Bisley

Gill Bisley

With an arts and teaching degree from Dunedin, Gill first came to Motueka to teach at Parklands School in 1987. Deciding teaching wasn’t for her, she worked at our Torrent Bay Lodge for a season in 1988. After raising two children, and with 6 years experience at Kiwi Bank and NZ Post she joined our Reservations Team in 2013 to make use of her diploma in business administration from NMIT (Nelson).

Aaron Palenski

Aaron Palenski

Working in corporate customer services, and guitarist for an infamous Christchurch rock band, Aaron decided to leave Christchurch after the 2011 earthquakes. He and his wife sold up and settled in the Kaiteriteri region. Since 2012, he’s been keeping our Res Team on their toes with his dry sense of humour. 

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Kathryn Wilkinson

A local from Upper Moutere, and graduate of Motueka High School, Kathryn gained a degree in Design and Photography from Massey University (Wellington). Realising photography was not going to fund her passion for travel after many visits to Europe and USA, she studied Travel and Tourism at NMIT. Recommended by her tutors, she has been working with us since 2018.

Linna Zhang

Linna Zhang

A graduate from Peking University in 2003, Linna went to France for a masters degree in science of management. She has visited much of Europe, Asia and the Middle East, by bike or on foot. Along the way, she worked as freelance translator, cycling teams/races coordinator and organiser. After marrying a Motueka local, in 2008 they settled here to raise a family. She has been working with us since 2008.

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Jessica Champagne

With a personality to match her name, Jessica was destined to work in the tourism industry, starting at Whale Watch after leaving high school in Kaikura in 1999. She then studied Information Technology at NMIT in Nelson and spent 2 years in Wellington before returning to the South Island and settling in Motueka in 2011 with husband and baby son. She's been working with our Res Team since 2017.

Maggie Clyne

Maggie Clyne

Raised on the family sheep farm in Marlborough, Maggie stayed in the region to marry and raise three children. Tragically widowed when her eldest was 9 years old, Magggie moved to Nelson in 1992 to start a new life with a new husband. After working as a nurse aid, she co-managed Golden Bay Holiday Park with her husband, then worked 5 years with Marlborough Tour Company. Grandchildren lured her to Motueka in 2019 when she joined our Reservations Team.

Maddi Cossar

Maddi Cossar

After the Christchurch earthquake in 2011, Maddi's family moved to Motueka. Working at the local supermarket while attending Motuka High School, and during a gap year after leaving school, she is now completing her certificate in Travel and Tourism at NMIT.