Events Management

  • 20 years experience in Northland.
  • A professional, seamless event management service.
  • We local where we can, thus supporting the local economy.
  • Events of all sizes and purposes.
  • An established a network of reliable and trusted contractors.


  • Working with groups, trusts or private enterprise to develop their event concepts.
  • We enjoy developing events and look for gaps in the marketplace e.g. The Bay of Islands Waka Festival and The Kerikeri Street Party.


  • Working within a budget is particularly important to the success of an event.
  • We develop a plan and budget to ensure that the event is feasible.
  • We can outline and implement options for funding, sponsorship and event revenue.


There are many aspects to creating a successful event, and no two events are the same, you need to do you homework on your event and ensure you have all your bases covered.  

  • Clear goals and objectives
  • Establish your budget
  • Build your team
  • Venue and date
  • Event branding….programmes, sponsors, exhibitors and stalls, marketing plan, health and safety, documentation, licences, technical tools, ticketing methods…the list is long.
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Past events

The past 20 years have been a blast

  • Sporting, food & wine, cultural, kids, fundraising, comedy nights, launches, music festivals, special events.
  • Many of the events we organise are ongoing and self sustainable – because we have a successful formula that we roll out. 

A few of our events;

  • Bay of Islands Vintage Railway Fundraiser
  • Bathtub Racing 
  • Waipoua Forest Fun Run 
  • Paihia Matariki Art Exhibition &  Festival
  • Paihia Summer Festival
  • Paihia and Kaikohe Christmas Events
  • Kerikeri Street Party 
  • ‘it!’ Bay of Islands Food and Wine Festival
  • Russell Birdman Festival
  • The Bay of Islands Walking Weekend

Frank Leadley

I am delighted to be able to write a testimonial to the work and effectiveness of Blah Blah Marketing and Events, particularly from my viewpoint as Funding Manager for the Bay Of Islands Vintage Railway Trust…


Suzi Jones

I have nothing but praise for Steph and Anika of Blah Blah Marketing. Having worked along side them as part of the BOI “it” Festival committee since 2010, I can genuinely say they have gone (and still always go) above and beyond their role in organising and successfully…

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