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Hi there Hiremaster Customers, we are now at our new site in Grenada North.

Grenada North Store: 25 Cashew Street

A long and proud history with unmatched event experience

Hiremaster is proud to have been helping make events a success in the  Wellington region and all around New Zealand.  Originally established in 1948 as "Tea Services Limited" supplying catering services, tea merchant and servicing industrial cafeterias.   During this time the name was changed to TSL rentals, removing the catering and industrial cafeteria work and introducing party ice.  The company has been operating as Hiremaster for the past 30 years with the owner Colin Taylor still at the helm as he has been for the past 52 years.

Through our unmatched event and party experience, we provide solutions for all our customer's event requirements.  Hiring an extensive range of high-quality event and marquee equipment and provide strategic, operational and logistical expertise for successful events.  

Hiremaster Values

Customer focused – our customer needs and the vision for their event comes first in everything we do, not just once the delivery is made, it is all the after service as well

Solutions provider – customers come to us for their solutions, we are resourceful and are committed to finding a way to create a successful event

Forward thinking and innovative – monitoring industry trends, fashion, style and colours, we continually update and expand our range to meet our customers event requirements 

Operate with professionalism and integrity – operating to the industry standard we use the most current health and safety systems, invest in staff training and are a founding member of HIANZ

Respectful to others – our business is built on many years operating as a respected member of the hire industry, putting the customer first and operating with respect to our suppliers, contractors, and other stakeholders 

Passionate about events – demonstrated through the pride we take in our equipment and the personal approach and attention to detail we take to our customer's requirements – no matter how large or small the event


Meet the team

Managing Director & Major Projects

COLIN TAYLOR   P: 021 2726120

Role: Not just the MD, also very hands on with the major projects

Years at Hiremaster:  Many many years - on the team since before it was Hiremaster

Favourite Event: There have been so many over the years - too hard to name a favourite.


Marquee & Special Event Sales Manager

CAMPBELL TAYLOR   E:  M: 021 2726123

Role: Part of the Management team at Hiremater. Assisting clients in creating their event look. Product Development and purchasing from our international supply chain. Logistics planning and crew management.

Years at Hiremaster:  30 years the team since 1992

Favourite Event: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy - 2 years of work with 6 months on the road. The Hobbit Trilogy - 1 year of work and 3 months on the road. Loved this because of how it opened my eyes to all the hidden treasures of our country and made me understand why New Zealand is such a destination for the world. Absolutely stunning. 

Sales Manager and Events Consultant

RICHARD JOHNSON  E:  M: 021 2726128

Role: Managing the day to day operations, meeting with customers and a bit of public speaking.

Years at Hiremaster:  28 years, working here since leaving uni 1994

Favourite Event: Wellington Cup, it was the first event I ever worked on and its a great day out.

Sales Consultant

MARIA BERTRAM   P: 04 385 2000

Role: Looks after events and assists clients with their event requests - specialising in Balloons!

Years at Hiremaster:  16 years - joined the team in 2004.

Favourite Event: Wellington Cup Day and unusual Balloon requests. No two big balloon jobs are the same making each one different and a challenge. Cup day is huge for us and it’s a lot of running around making sure it all goes smoothly but extremely rewarding once all is over.

Events Team Leader

GALU TAUFALE   M: 021 272 6130

Role: Marquee Supervisor, in charge of the build and take down of marquees big and small.

Years at Hiremaster:  16 years - Joined the team in 2004

Favourite Event: Homegrown because on the odd occasion we get tickets to the festival. It’s a challenge having so many sites to supervise and making sure the required deadlines are met but well worth it when it’s all complete. 

Events Team Leader


Role: Marquee Supervisor, in charge of the build and take down of marquees big and small.

Years at Hiremaster:  11 years - on the team since 2009

Favourite Event: Oktoberfest, fun to do and a great team of organisers to work alongside with. Oktoberfest is a fun event for people to attend making it fun to work knowing everyone had a good time.

Events Team Leader

THOMAS NOANOA   M: 021 272 6124

Role: Marquee Supervisor, in charge of the build and take down of marquees big and small.

Years at Hiremaster:  6 years - on the team since 2014

Favourite Event: WETA Christmas party - 2015 because it was a marquee we hadn’t done before with a see-through ceiling which was really cool to build. What went inside afterwards was awesome just to see how they had used the space to create something incredible.  

Events Team Leader

MIKE GUPPY   M: 021 272 6126

Role: In charge of getting orders to their required locations on time as well as supervising the offsiders. Holds a class 4 license making him a valuable asset to the team, especially being able to drive all the vehicles within our fleet. 

Years at Hiremaster:  11 years - on the team since 2009

Favourite Event: When ACDC rocked into Wellington. Mainly because I’m a huge fan and was great to be a part of something I was really interested in and attending.