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New Web Site

TLL Events have a brand new website that went live on the 1st of August 2015. Michael Keat, Managing Director of TLL Events says that a new website has been a long process but we are there now.

Lost Paradise – Powerco Taranaki Garden Spectacular

The Totara Dell at Pukekura Park has been the home to the Lost Paradise for the past week. All this, for the Powerco Taranaki Garden Spectacular! The Totara Dell, subtly hidden next to Pukekura Park by the TSB Staduim is home to Giant Totara Trees. These magnificent trees are currently surrounded with an array of colourful orchids, birdcages and hanging decorations.

By day, the natural daylight filters through the canopy, engulfs the Dell in natural light so the vibrant colours of the orchids come to life!
By night, the trees are silhouetted with a soft lavender glow, and the hanging lights lift your attention to the stars and illuminate the area with a soft warm glow.

We here at TLL Events, were challenged with hanging all the lights and lighting all the flowers. We achieved this through a multitude of complex wires, attachment points and cabling high up in the tree canopy.

Top 5 Party Tips!

Ensuring that you have a successful party all year round is really easy, there are just a few things that you need to be aware of.

1. Choosing your Sound System

Whether you have your own sound system or you need to hire one, it is imperative that it can handle the music that you want to play. If your party is a quiet gathering of friends and family then you may only need a small basic sound system. However, if your party is a head banger with lots of Drum and Bass, you will require something with more grunt. To achieve this you may want to look at hiring a SubWoofer to provide your heavy bass. You may also need to consider noise restrictions. In the rural areas, there is slightly less concern, however in town, you may just be keeping the next door neighbour awake!

2 Speaker Sound System
LED Gobo Flower

2. Strobe or Disco Light?

Lots of people make the mistake of wanting a strobe light, when they really want a disco light. Strobe lights get very repetitive and can get annoying. Disco lights are often a range of colours and patterns, and will flick and move to the beat of your music. Of course there is lots of different things to consider when choosing your light. You may also want to consider if any of your party guests have an aversion to flicking lights or strobe type lights.

3. Haze or Smoke?

Haze and Smoke have two very different purposes. Haze is used in a room or venue to create atmosphere. When a room is full of haze you can still see everybody in there, but all of the lights beams from a party light or laser can be seen in the haze, which looks awesome! Smoke is something that is used for effects. It is very effective for random bursts of smoke. The only things you need to lookout for is people who have any breathing difficulty and smoke alarms or detecters. If you have detecters you will need to get them disabled for the duration of your event to prevent the local fire service from arriving!

Small Antari Smoke Machine
Patio Heater

4. Heating

If your party is outside, consider alternate locations, as the weather could turn and make your event less enjoyable. If you party is going to be under cover, or the weather is clear, but cold you could look at using some form of gas patio heating. This will mean you can continue over the duration of the night without too many temperature worries!

5. Furniture

A lot of people overlook furniture, however if you are having any sort of supper, or meal then you will need somewhere to serve! Grab a few tables for this, and it will make your life so much easier! Having some chairs for your event is also a good idea, as people like to sit down and socialise from time to time. You don’t need a huge amount of chairs but enough for people to take a break! Giant bean bags could also be substituted for chairs, and they are super comfortable! Bar Leaners could also be a great addition for people to stand around with their drink.

Trestle Tables and Chairs For Hire

You probably have a ton more questions, so come on in and see us in store. The experienced and friendly team will be able to guide you through everything you need to make your party a success!

Karaoke Machine Hire

TLL Events is pleased to announce that we now how a complete Karaoke Machine Package for hire. This package comes loaded with a whole pile of classic, and modern songs that you can sing your heart out to. The package includes the Karaoke Machine, an 18” Screen, two handheld microphones and a speaker, that easily allows you to entertain and be entertained by your guests. This package is perfect for birthday parties, wedding receptions, and any other reason to have fun!

Projector Hire New Plymouth

TLL Events can supply all your Projection and Video Requirements. We have a range of Audio Visual Equipment, that can be scaled to meet your needs, whether it may be a small seminar, a trade conference or movies in the park! We have, projector screens, TV screens, big screen and more!

Video Products for Hire

TSB Bowl of Brooklands Weddings

The TSB Bowl of Brooklands, is a wonderful venue for you’re wedding reception or ceremony. With the iconic views from the stage looking out over the park. The Bowl is a surreal peaceful environment, with the magnificent lake and the occasional duck quaking in the distance.


TLL Events are able to supply you with all your needs, and are able to provide some spectacular effects, lighting and roof treatments.

Goodbye 2015!

2015 has been a massive year for TLL Events, with a very large number of weddings, dinners, conferences and events all done and dusted for another year. We also launched our new website, which makes it easier to see what we do, and what we can do for you!

TLL Events would like to wish all of our Clients, Suppliers and Partners a very Happy New Year!


Bring on 2016 with all the Weddings and Events you can throw at us, the TLL team will be here ready to blow you away with our stunning work!

Spring is here!

Spring is here at TLL Events, and the blossom trees outside the shop are in flower! We also have artificial blossom trees, drop by and check them out for yourself. Here is a picture of one of our backdrops with our blossom trees.

Table Setting with Blossom Trees

Halloween is Fast Approaching

Halloween is fast approaching at the end of October, have you been in-store to check out our range of Halloween props that will bring your event to life. We have tomb stones, a coffin, scene setters, flame lights and black lights available to chill the blood of your guests!

Mummy inside CoffinMummy inside Coffin

TLL Events is getting BIGGER!

TLL Events are very pleased to announce that we have purchased Taranaki Event Specialists! We officially takeover from the 19th July 2017.

This decision is mutually beneficial for TLL Events and Shirley and Derek as they wish to reduce their work load and concentrate on Milkwood Gardens and Midway Catering Equipment sales businesses.

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Michael and the team here at TLL Events are delighted to now be able to provide the complete one stop shop for any event. This includes Concerts, Theatrical Productions, Weddings, Conferences and Corporate Events. Wether it be a special party for the 10 year old of the family, or a concert for 10,000, TLL Events really can supply it all!

Rest assured, all customers of Taranaki Event Specialists, are not going to be left outside in the cold and dark, as we intend to continue to carry on the great service you have received from Shirley and Derek over the past years. If you already have bookings with Taranaki Event Specialists these will be automatically transferred to TLL Events and you will be contacted to ensure that your requirements are still met throughout the changeover.

For all new bookings we know you will be delighted with our extended range of products and services that are now available to you. Michael, Sherry and the team at TLL Events look forward to seeing you soon! If you do happen to have any questions, don’t hesitate to call us on 06 758 2875 or email