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New team member and more news from Business Events Southland

The Business Events Southland team is expanding and will welcome Janine Daniel to the team in early October.  Janine brings to the team her a wealth of experience gained from managing conferencing hotels and venues across New Zealand and overseas. Her background also includes successful bidding for international conferences and business events.

Meeting on the marae
Murihiku Marae has had a remarkable transformation through an extensive redevelopment project, signalling a strong commitment to both environmental sustainability and community well-being. This multimillion-dollar develpment stands as a significant milestone for Waihōpai Rūnaka and offers opportunities for business events planners. While embracing modernity, the marae remains deeply rooted in its cultural spirit and historical significance, with Te Rakitauneke holding a prominent place in this transformative journey. 

Corporate events and catering 
Southland company MASH Catering and Events has excelled in large-scale gala dinners, corporate functions and more. Owner Mat Jackson’s journey, from humble beginnings washing dishes to managing kitchens at Wembley Stadium and Madison Square Garden, has shaped the exciting dining experiences MASH Catering delivers today. MASH Catering specialises in corporate event and conference catering, gala dinners, delegate packages and food stations serving groups from five to 1200 people, offering bespoke menus and venue options, along with experienced event advice. 

Email Karen Witham at Business Events Southland or visit