With a long history working in the events management industry both here and abroad, Schupepe Tents offers its clients over forty-five years of events management and marquee hire experience. Our expert team of event planners, décor advisers, and world class tent riggers work closely together to ensure that every detail of your event is taken care of and that it is perfectly planned, safe, stress-free, and within your budget.

Based in Auckland and 100% New Zealand owned and operated, Schupepe Tents is committed to delivering a professional, stress-free, and fail-proof marquee and event-hire solution that is sophisticated and exciting, with striking installations that grab attention and capture the imagination.

We make every occasion a special occasion at Schupepe Tents – it’s our business, It’s what we know.

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Pat keeps Schupepe ticking over and is responsible for all business activity including sales and martketing. Pat ensures that he keeps up to date with new techniques, new materials and new processes to keep Schupepe at the helm of the tent industry in New Zealand.

He has had a wealth of experience in the events industry both here and the UK. Pat has a keen interest in travel fuelled by a previous rugby career in Europe. He enjoys keeping fit, playing a few rounds of golf and running around after his daughter!

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Va is our Operations Director and is responsible for ensuring that all goes to plan! He heads up our crews, oversees installations and handles all rigging and equipment processes.

Similarly to Pat, Va also spent time abroad working alongside Pat in the events industry. He also spent time in Australia and the UK where he kept himself busy playing and coaching rugby league. He enjoys keeping fit, playing touch, surfing, cycling and when not in work mode, he heads to Thailand to relax!

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Keeping it in the family Marcus joined his brother Chris earlier this season after a long stint in Australia working in the civil construction industry so has brought with him a repertoire of useful skills.

Marcus is a former junior Warrior (with a terrible Australian accent) and he is enjoying being back in New Zealand with his family and friends.

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A relative newbie to the Schupepe team, Chris originally joined part-time but proved to be too good to let go! He is now our assistant rigger and is an important member of our rigging team.

Chris is still young enough to play rugby league. He also enjoys paying touch/tag but his real hidden talent is singing, watch out ‘NZ’s Got Talent’!

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Chucky joined the Schupepe team in 2009 and quickly proved himself to be an excellent rigger. He was fast to learn and picked up all the necessary skills needed to rig stretch tents.

Having previously represented NZ and Samoa at touch/tag Chucky enjoys spending his free-time out on the playing fields.


Schupepe has made a conscious decision to make a positive difference to our environment and has embarked upon a sustainability programme with Instep™.

Schupepe is taking steps to monitor and manage carbon emissions and minimise its impact on the environment. Since our inception we have always tried to make the right ethical choices, and have looked at ways in which we can minimise our carbon-footprint.

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The ‘Stretch Tent’ made its debut in the event industry in 2002 and quickly established itself over the traditional marquee as the preferred tent option. The technology behind the tents has come a long way and thanks to Freeform® who focused entirely on developing a commercially viable stretch tent that could meet the waterproofing, fireproofing and longevity requirements, every Schupepe tent presents itself as a high quality, waterproof, fireproof, stylish tent.

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