Written on January 10, 2017

MTNZ gratefully acknowledges the support from our sponsors:

John Herber Theatre Supplies

John Herber Theatre Supplies - Principal Sponsor

John Herber Ltd, New Zealand's leading manufacturers of theatre and cinema drapes, curtains and screens; an innovative producer of sound shells, portable staging and flooring; an expert in customised canvas and emergency shelters; and a front runner in flame retardant fabric supply and services.

Located in Kaiapoi, New Zealand's South Island, John Herber Ltd is owned by the Philip family, Graeme (Managing Director), Diane (Company Secretary), Sons Mark (production and Workshop Manager) and Deane (NZ Fire-Shield and Installation Manager) this making it very much a family focussed concern.

From its origins as manufacturer of theatre drapes and backdrops, the company now has four distinct divisions in: theatre supplies, acoustic engineering, canvas technology and fire-retardant services.

John Herber Theatre Supplies website

Bounce NZ

Bounce NZ

BounceNZ is a New Zealand owned company with offices in Auckland and Christchurch, providing the hire and operation of sound equipment throughout New Zealand since 1985. In August 1999 BounceNZ took up residence at 61 Carlyle Street – a 7000 square foot building in the CBD of Christchurch. BounceNZ employs eight full time staff and hire many more casual staff throughout the year.

BounceNZ supplies equipment and services to a variety of people and companies within New Zealand ranging from small (systems) to large system(s), over 110,000 people. We try to meet all individual needs and tailor equipment for each and every event. We also have a general hire department that can provide you with any extra equipment you may require for your event.

Bounce NZ website

The Light Site

The Light Site

Founded in 1998, and based in Christchurch, New Zealand, The Light Site provides theatrical lighting solutions for stage productions, corporate events and outdoor concerts throughout the country. Company founders Grant Robertson and David Bosworth each have over 20 years experience within the theatre industry, both in New Zealand and offshore. With their combination of Lighting Design and Rigging experience there was a solid foundation for the formation of a lighting hire and production company.

The Light Site website

NZ Fire Shield

NZ Fire Shield

NZ Fire-Shield Ltd, a division of John Herber Ltd, offers fire retardant products and protection services - including consultation and application - throughout New Zealand, Australia and the world.

We are the only New Zealand and Australian distributor and certified applicator of Inspecta-Shield™, the best fire retardant spray available and certified to New Zealand building code standards.

NZ Fire Shield website



Back in 2004, company founders Reece Preston and Phil Jobbins created iTICKET as a new breed of ticketing company, happily challenging the big multinationals. iTICKET is proudly 100% Kiwi owned and has taken on NZ to deliver millions of tickets, thousands of events and happy, repeat customers.

iTicket website

ORiGiN Theatrical

ORiGiN Theatrical

ORiGiN™ Theatrical is an Australian Independent music company owned and managed by Philip Walker and Philip Mortlock.

ORiGiN™ Theatrical is the market leader in Australia and New Zealand for secondary market theatrical exploitation into amateur, community, schools, pro-am, small professional, fringe, regional, stock and repertory productions. Simply this means everything other than First Class Professional Productions.

The world's leading theatrical rights owners trust ORiGiN™ Theatrical to strategically manage and exploit their properties to optimise both the immediate and long term returns from their musicals and plays.

ORiGiN™ Theatrical's releases consistently break box office records maximizing multiple income streams for our customers.

ORiGiN Theatrical website

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