Our Story

With over 15 years’ experience in the event hire business, the founders of Premier Hire spotted a niche itching to be scratched. With origins linked to two of the South Islands most successful event hire companies in Party Warehouse and HireKING, the decision to supply to the hospitality industry was an easy one.

Having already supplied equipment to New Zealand’s top chefs, caterers, restauranteurs and event professionals spanning over many weddings, private parties, corporate events and large festivals, the experienced team have heard and understood the needs of their customers first-hand. The result; a service driven business focused on quality equipment and providing a full end-to-end solution for its customers.

We give you the gold standard in hire – the Premier standard.

Premier Standard

Gold standard in hire, nothing but the best.

Quality Range

Everything you need, we have you covered.

Amazing Events

An event we know your guests will remember.


Over the years we have hired equipment to anyone and everyone, covering nearly every occasion imaginable. From barn parties and medieval weddings to statue unveilings and festivals with 14,000+ attendees. Some of our more memorable events include; The Fairfax Night Noodle Market, The Great Kiwi Beer Festival, The South Island Wine and Food Festival, The New Zealand Agricultural Show, Hororata Highland Games, South Island Field Days, Wild Foods Festival, The NZ Golf Open, The Christchurch Lantern Festival…to name just a few. As you can see events run in our veins.


An Event To Remember

"Working with Fabian and the team at Premier Hire was a no-brainer. With the right equipment, delivered on time and backed up by exceptional on-site support, Premier Hire were influential in the success of our Food and Beverage operations across a diverse portfolio of events"

Jamie Smith

Food and Beverage Manager

South Island Wine & Food Festival

"These guys couldn't have come at a better time! Our growing catering and event division relies on prompt service and good gear, to ensure we can provide our customers with an exceptional event experience. Premier have come through on both, new equipment and amazing service. Thanks team."

Jonny Schwass


Our People

Fabian Kulpe

Fabian Kulpe


Fabian comes to Premier Hire as an experienced Event Manager and General Manager of a successful hire company. Having experienced both sides of the ledger, Fabian understands the technical and time-sensitive nature of the event and hospitality industry. Ready to jump into action at the drop of a hat, he knows what it takes to get the job done on time and to a high standard.

Ally Kulpe

Ally Kulpe


Ally joins the Premier Hire team following a successful career as an Event Manager, which has seen her deliver some of New Zealand’s largest outdoor festivals through to more intimate corporate & private events. Throughout this time, Ally has gained a deep understanding of what it takes to make an event truly fantastic. Her warm, bubbly nature allows her to relate to everyone involved, whilst her highly organised & service-focussed approach gets the job done.

Mark Bacon

Mark Bacon


Mark joins Premier Hire after close to two decades at the helm of two of Canterbury’s most successful and recognisable hire companies and is excited to make Premier the third. Mark has also been involved in establishing some of the region’s most popular annual events and it is this wealth of experience and expertise that gives clients and customers the confidence to trust Mark and Premier Hire with their special events.




Carla has been involved in the hire industry for close to 20 years, having founded and run two of the South Island’s leading hire companies. Carla has a wealth of experience in the Event Hire industry and is looking forward to bringing her proven history of customer satisfaction and attention to detail to Premier Hire.

Contact US

Call:  03 377 8228

Email:  [email protected]

Facebook:  PremierHireNZ