Kaiwhakahaere Matua, Ngā Toi me te Ahurea
Manager, Arts & Culture
Megan oversees all of Toitoi – Hawke’s Bay Arts & Events Centre, its strategic direction and its team. She also keeps a close eye on programming.
+64 27 211 5618
Kaiwhakahaere Pakihi, Ngā Toi me te Ahurea
Business Manager, Arts & Culture
Coltan looks after all Toitoi’s functions, events and conferences which sit outside of the entertainment programme. If you need to hire a space for your next event, Coltan’s your man.
+64 27 203 4823
Kaiwhakahaere Ratonga Whakaari
Presenter Services Manager
Glen takes care of Toitoi’s arts, culture, and entertainment programme, ensuring you see the best and brightest on Toitoi’s stages. If you’re a promoter or producer with something amazing for Toitoi, contact Glen.
Master of back of house and manager of our epic team of techs, Dane is the ultimate Mr Fix-It. He’ll make sure we have the equipment and team on hand to execute your vision for your Toitoi event.
+64 27 599 9562
Pou Hangarau Matua
Shane is Dane’s nerdy sidekick – the Robin to Dane’s Batman, if you will. He’s actually the backbone of the technical team and will be your main point of contact for your technical needs once your contract has been signed.
Kaiwhakahaere Mahi, Ngā Toi me te Ahurea
Operations Manager - Arts ＆ Culture
Leni is our resident operations manager and head kaitiaki of our beautiful heritage buildings. She ensures Toitoi's bars are well-stocked, rooms are set correctly and that our physical spaces are in perfect condition.
Once you’ve got a date and a contract locked in, Lara is the magic that makes your event happen. She pulls together all the details, ensuring you have everything (and everyone) you need. She's also our dedicated weddings event manager, ensuring every detail for your big day is perfect. Not surprisingly, she loves a list!
Chelsea works alongside Lara to ensure your events run smoothly. She's a vibrant, energetic, event-organising machine. She'll ensure no detail goes missed - whatever you need, Chelsea's already thought of it and got it covered.
Kaiwhakaputa mō ngā hua ā-Hapori
Producer - Community Outreach
Sarah is behind many of our free community and schools events. She creates our rangatahi development programmes and harnesses Toitoi's expertise to help our rangatahi, schools and community groups reach their performing arts dreams!
Kaiwhakahaere Whakatairanga, Ngā Toi me te Ahurea
Marketing Manager, Arts & Culture
Rosie leads Toitoi’s marketing team, as brand kaitiaki and chief word nerd. She's also behind our media coverage and award entries. If you’re not sure what marketing material to provide or how to get the word out about your show or event, Rosie can help.
Kairuruku Whakatairanga, Ngā Toi me te Ahurea
Marketing Co-ordinator, Arts & Culture
Shea is our resident social media guru and marketer extraordinaire! She makes our event marketing happen, ensuring your next show or event is seen by the right people at the right time. If you've seen a Toitoi poster or a social media post, Shea was behind it, making it happen!
Pou Auaha Matua, Ngā Toi me te Ahurea
Senior Creative, Arts ＆ Culture
If Ebony worked at an agency, she would be like your favourite graphic designer, art director and stylist, all rolled into one talented wahine. She keeps a discerning eye on all things Toitoi design and directs our creative photo and video shoots.
What would we do without Nicola? She calmly ensures all our shows and events go on sale on time, and without a hitch. She's our Eventfinda pro and knows exactly what's required to get your event up online so you can build an audience! If you have any ticketing questions, Nicola has the answer.
Āpiha Tautoko Pakihi
Business Support Officer
Sarah is our office angel - making sure we have all the stationery and equipment we need and that we're saving our documents in the right place. She keeps us in order with her quiet, but firm, ways and her cheeky sense of humour. She also moonlights as a Toitoi Front of House Manager!
Gos is one of Toitoi's safest pairs of hands, embodying manaakitanga and kaitiakitanga in all he does. Gos takes care of our day-to-day maintenance, making sure all your seats are lined up perfectly and that our facilities are clean and welcoming at all times.
Hugh has been part of the Toitoi team since he was just 14! He's taller now, with more hair, and is usually tasked with delivering tech for your events. Our clients adore Hugh, as do we, and we have no doubt you'll feel the same once you've had him work on your event.
Charlie started with us as a Gateway student, learning how to be a tech while still at high school. Since then he's grown in his role and now works for us fulltime. While Charlie will tell you he's most comfortable backstage, we've seen him shine on stage at Toitoi, too!
Cosmo is one of our talented technical all-rounders - you're just as likely to find him packing in gear, as you are setting a room or behind a sound or lighting desk. Cosmo also writes and directs short films in his spare time.
Aileen is a gentle force within our technical team. She keeps everyone on track with her diligent work ethic - whether she's setting up or stage managing events. Whatever tech your event needs, Aileen is all over it.
Cam is another key member of our technical team and a skilled all-rounder. When he's not working on events at Toitoi, he also volunteers with Fringe in the 'Stings and community theatre productions.