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NOTHING BEATS EXPERIENCE. OUR CREW IS WORLD-CLASS, WITH EXPERTISE BORNE OF DECADES IN THE BUSINESS.

A wise man once said that that the only source of knowledge is experience.

Little wonder, then, that the Oceania team is held in such high regard. With easily decades of experience among our crew, we know this crazy industry from top to bottom.

Needless to say, our people are our most valuable asset. Many of our senior staff have honed their skills internationally as well as on the local stage; all are specialists whose craft is like second nature.

There is a powerful advantage in being a company that covers all aspects of events – sound, lighting, staging and screens – as our expertise spans the disciplines. Knowledge and useful information is readily shared among our departments. This depth of understanding is an extraordinary resource. Newer crew members benefit enormously from working with the best in the business and quickly develop their own talents.

All jobs are approached in the same way: with a confidence that only experience can bring – and with not a little humour; we enjoy what we do! The strength of our track record speaks for itself.

Founder

greg@oceaniaproductions.co.nz

The one that started all this, Greg has been at the helm of the good ship Oceania for almost thirty years, folks!
In previous lives he was a professional photographer, chef, film-industry grip/clapper-loader/camera operator and now he carries heavy things for a living (workmates mainly).

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Founder

A respected musician and singer, Paul was an accomplished church organist and pianist as a child in his hometown of Wellington. He's one of the few people in New Zealand that went to university. A quick learner, he never had the "Could have done better" report card

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CEO

matt.jones@oceaniaproductions.co.nz

If you’ve made it this far you really must have a problem – or a proposal.
Rarely (never?) seen at a load-out, Matt prefers to sit in his office, take questionable long lunches with “the bank” and think about what we’ll be up to in five years’ time.

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General Manager

james@oceaniaproductions.co.nz

Over a decade with Oceania, James has proved extremely successful working with clients and operating a wide range of shows, from Rock ’n’ Roll to Corporate events – and everything in between.

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GM - Oceania Lighting

simon@oceaniaproductions.co.nz

Simon brings to his craft both design flair and great practical skills. He has led Oceania Lighting now for two decades, and has been LD for many of the larger live and broadcast events, including Fashion Week, Halberg Awards for Sky, and X Factor and Laugh Gala for TV3.

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Lighting Designer - Wellington

paulob@oceaniaproductions.co.nz

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Lighting Hire Manager - Auckland

zeb@oceaniaproductions.co.nz

The one and only Zeb, a veritable pillar of the New Zealand Lighting industry, has done it all. He began in Wellington, lighting mates’ bands, and he now runs our Lighting DIY Hire department, but what he did in between could fill a novel.

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Lighting Technician

shaun@oceaniaproductions.co.nz

Hailing from the south of Nelson, Shaun got an invaluable introduction to the industry at his local church as the go-to lad for all things technical. Now a member of the Oceania Lighting team, he has retained that ‘all-rounder’ badge and is always ready to help across the departments.

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Minister for Transport

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Designer

Jeremy has been involved in the Lighting business now for the past 15 years or so, primarily as a designer for theatre and dance. A natural talent, he has a clarity of vision that especially suits this kind of performance. Highlights of his impressive CV include participation at the Prague Quadrennial and lighting New Zealand’s exhibits at two world expos, in Japan and China.

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Screen and vision systems

Meet the Malaysian World Champion of Nearly Everything – the result of working all over Asia with Club Med for a few years, doing sound and lighting. That way of life changed when Deen met a Kiwi girl who, fortunately for us, brought him home to Auckland.

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Technical Equipment Maintenance Engineer

david@oceaniaproductions.co.nz

David joined us back in 2009 to help us keep on top of equipment repairs in the Sound department. Since then he has turned the audio tech room into a veritable ER for everything from simple cable repairs to complete console re-builds.

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Senior Engineer

Having been curious about 'techie-things' for some time, Lisa started her sound career back in 2000 at a Youth Band competition.  After realising that a Masters Degree in Social Work just wasn't interesting enough, she completed an Event Technology apprenticeship in

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DIY Hire - Audio

francis@oceaniaproductions.co.nz

Our resident Frenchman has made DIY Hire his own. Francis goes the extra mile to meet – or exceed – his customers’ requests.

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Oceania Audio Sales

Really, Sales is only a hobby for Nigel. His real love is fossicking (the modern version of hunting and gathering) for discarded technology, especially old microphones and anything with a tube (valve) in it.

Accountant

Our Accounting dynamo since 2010. In a previous life, Sheryl worked as an auditor in large chartered accountancy firms, but she wanted to enter the ‘real world’ and was seeking to shift.

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Audio Project Manager - Auckland

neil@oceaniaproductions.co.nz

Before first bumping into Oceania in 2004, Neil clocked up nearly a decade of freelancing, covering everything from exhibitions to stadium tours in the UK, Europe and beyond. Then a two-year stint with a "well-known Birmingham-based reggae act" took him to exotic, faraway places and his first taste of New Zealand.

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Audio Engineer - Wellington

matt.coplon@oceaniaproductions.co.nz

Juicy/gory/scandalous details coming soon.....suffice to say, "Matty" is a man of many talents!

 

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