Hooley is the only New Zealand marketplace for businesses that provide a product or service in the events space. No matter the size of the business or the location, all providers can call Hooley home.

We all love to gather with family and friends. Reunions, weekends away and celebrations like birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers and weddings. Corporate events and launch parties are events we love to be a part of. These events make special memories that create the fabric of our lives.

Deanna Hinde

Deanna Hinde | Founder

Always one who loves a party, the most difficult task was finding what I was looking for. And at times not knowing what I was looking for.

When my career stepped me into the events space, sourcing providers was time consuming and when deadlines needed to be met, it added to the pressure. I was never sure I had a complete view of all providers so I was often second guessing my decisions.

I realised there had to be a better way. With a background in Events, Projects and Business, Hooley was created.

I’d like you to meet the amazing contributors who bring Hooley to life.

Sarah Nicholson | Writer

During my career as a magazine editor, I’ve worked on titles such as delicious. in Australia and New Zealand’s iconic Cuisine. And yes, I had the privilege of eating A LOT of great food.
 
I now live in beautiful Mount Maunganui where I’m a freelance journalist, taking on fun jobs such as editing local magazine Our Place and now Hooley! Having spent much of my career being across the latest trends and ideas in food, restaurants and events, writing for Hooley is right up my alley.
 
Aotearoa is packed with talented folk that can add something brilliant to your next event and you’ll be able to read their stories right here.
Sarah Nicholson
Corey Hinde

Corey Hinde | Marketing Coach

My personal business journey is pretty unusual – I’ve been involved in a wide variety of businesses but the element that has always excited me…

…is getting small business owners to cut through the clutter… and find an effective method of connecting their awesome “thing”, with the perfect customer, without wasting huge dollars on ineffective marketing strategies.

I started a digital marketing agency that ONLY focussed on small business, with limited budgets, because I could see that Kiwi’s with great little businesses, either spent nothing on marketing and made a mess of it, OR stumped up huge money to pay big agency rates, with often little to show for it in return.

I love helping small business owners navigate the journey of building an effective marketing engine for their business – often times we’ll focus on the basics, like website copy and calls to action, enhanced Facebook marketing, building an email list, before even a dollar is spent on digital ads like Facebook Ads and Google Ads.

I’m looking forward to helping more Kiwi business owners find their voice, and then find their tribe of perfect customers! I’m looking forward to meeting you – and watching you grow!

Sarah Lewis | Event Management

My major events experience includes delivering the VIP Arrival and Departure programme at Heathrow Airport for the 2012 Olympics and 2012 Queens Jubilee through to leading the NZ stage of the Rugby League Four Nations Tournament. I have also had a vast amount of experience within the sports and corporate world in senior sponsorship and marketing roles for NZRL, APN, Telecom, TVNZ and The Vodafone Warriors.

Currently, I am the founder and Managing Director of Sursum Consulting and I’m delighted to have worked with a diverse range of clients including Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival, Steven Adams Invitational, Scott Mclaughlin Grand Prix. Rotorua Economic Development, and the NZ Masters Games to name a few.

I love the events industry and look forward to sharing my knowledge with you.

Sarah Lewis
Charlie Hinde

Charlie| Search Engine Extraordinaire

Hooley has never been about hoping providers find us, its about us finding awesome businesses and it’s with great thanks that we have Charlie – our own personal search engine.

The hours he has invested in searching online is for you – the party planner. No more FOMO, no more fruitless searching or finding someone simply to lose them again.

Charlie doesn’t give up – he’s here to find everyone. So if we tap you on the shoulder, thank Charlie – he found you. And if you find us first, Charlie thanks you – after all he knows a party doesn’t start until everyone turns up.