Local B&B operators receive national award


Local couple, Anthea and Brian Harvey from Bellbird Lodge in Kaiteriteri, were surprised and honored to be presented with a Special Award at the annual conference of Bed & Breakfast Association New Zealand held recently in Napier.

This award is made to members of the Association who have made a significant contribution to both the Association and to the bed and breakfast industry in New Zealand.

The award was presented at the National conference by Kathryn Officer, president of Bed & Breakfast Association. Kathryn thanked Anthea and Brian for their untiring efforts in the interests of the Nelson-Tasman Regional Group when presenting the award.

“They freely give their time to assisting and mentoring other bed and breakfasts. Along with this, Anthea is also an Association Consultant responsible for making sure that quality standards for members are complied with,” Kathryn says.

Nick James, Regional Group Chairperson says Anthea has been a committee member of the local regional group for the last nine years.

“Her exceptional organisational skills and attention to detail in arranging local activities and familiarisation trips have led to many successful and informative visits to neighbouring areas. Last year it was a three day trip to Wellington and the World of Wearable Arts show. Anthea is affectionately known as our “Camp Mother. All this could not be achieved without the support and encouragement of Brian.”