Farmers Santa Parade 2016

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The Countdown to the 2016 Farmers Santa Parade has begun! Join us on the 27th November (rain date 4th December to truly get into the festive spirit.

For over 80 years the Farmers Santa Parade has brought joy to the children of Auckland and this year is no exception.


The Auckland Santa Parade features all the amazing pageantry, fun and surprises that have made this annual Auckland City extravaganza a perennial favourite. Heralding the start of the Christmas season, this beloved holiday parade features colourful grand floats representing the cultural diversity of today’s Auckland, lively marching bands, amazing character balloons, plus an appearance by Santa Claus!

Auckland’s 15th Annual International Buskers Festival

Auckland International Buskers Festival

The Auckland International Buskers Festival was again a huge success this year with some of the most picturesque sites all along Auckland’s Waterfront.

Crackerjack Promotions is the owner and organiser of the Festival and we were very proud to be a massive part of Auckland’s 175th Birthday entertainment.

Our People’s Choice Award Winner for 2015 was Bike Boy pictured here on Queens Wharf.

Bike Boy - winner of the people's Choice Award at the Auckland International Buskers Festival 2015

The University of Auckland Student / Industry Networking Event

Students of the Department of Property and Industry professionals met on Monday 26 May at the University of Auckland for a speed networking cocktail event.

The property students were given the opportunity to meet with a property professional for gathering information that is so important to landing that first job. Cards were exchanged on the night with each student having 2 or 3 follow up interviews with a variety of industry insiders, over a coffee.

This event has proven to be a great opportunity for both the students and the industry for learning what’s out there in a no-strings-attached environment, becoming a valuable industry tool.

Queenstown’s Remarkable Mega Famil

copter's waitingLast week we went to Queenstown for Destination Queenstown’s Remarkable Mega Famil and experienced the huge array of options Queenstown has to offer – helicopter rides over breath taking scenery; four wheel drives through rivers and mountains; Amazing Race type activities, Bungy Jumping off the Kawarau Bridge, Zip Tracking, Jet boating and Luging – we were definitely challenged mentally, physically and emotionally!

Queenstown HiltonWhen the adrenaline-filled activities were over we were treated to stunning food and wine at Moonlight Country, Winehouse, Millbrook and Walter Peak Station (across Lake Wakatipu via the Earnslaw Steam Boat). We even managed to get some R & R while browsing around the town as well as the opportunity to experience some of Queenstown’s most luxurious resorts.

ziplining-750x1000Now we have a better understanding of what makes that little town so special!

Get in touch if you are considering holding your next event in Queenstown.
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Our latest event – The University of Auckland Department of Property Graduation Dinner

The annual Auckland University Property Department Graduation Dinner was held in the grand marquee on the University grounds and celebrated 75 years achievements of the Department, the graduates and students. Calep Pearson, winner of “The Block NZ” and BProp Grad, was guest speaker and gave a fascinating incite as to what it was like to be a participant and eventually a Winner of The Block.

One of the guests at the dinner, Squire Speedy, a founding member of the Department of Property, wrote to thank us after the event : “A smooth organisation was obviously behind the evening. A bit like the smooth swan that pedals like the blazes underneath”.

We thought it a very succinct way of describing event management!
Graduation dinner

Latest Feedback from our clients

“We really can’t express how grateful we both are for the extraordinary party you organized tonight! Honestly the attention to detail and the care you put into every aspect of the evening, plus the quiet watching eye was out of the world. The result spoke for itself with the evening going like clockwork and everyone having the most superb time imaginable.”

Corporate Event Client

“Thank you very much for looking after ALL my requests to keep our sponsor happy at the Pink Star Walk event!”

Charity Fundraising Event Client

“Thanks for the Mummy Morning today – it was phenomenal!! Nearly double our largest ever Mummy Morning since I started”

Retail Entertainment Client

The Estée Lauder Companies Pink Star Walk

The Estée Lauder Companies Pink Star Walk took place on October 5th, supported in a more than unique way the battle against breast cancer. It was the first walk in Auckland for three years since the end of the Dove Pink Star Walk and raises funds for breast cancer research. 2000 people turned the Auckland Domain and Parnell pink and raised over $65,000 for the fight against breast cancer. Thank you to all volunteers who helped us beforehand and on the day. Without them it would have been almost impossible to stage the Estée Lauder Companies Pink Star Walk. We look forward to next year being a part of such an amazing event and the prospect of taking it nationwide.