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"If it’s important to you – it’s important to us"

Ninety Nine Reasons are event professionals, offering comprehensive and tailored services to turn your event concept into reality. Our team work closely with each client at every stage, from designing the concept, choosing a theme, budgeting, through to delivery and ensuring everything runs smoothly.


Virtual Events

Live Streaming

Digital Experiences


Onstage Entertainment

Online speakers

Corporate Events


Christmas Parties

Gala Dinners


Incentive Programmes

Golf Tournaments

Charity Events

Team Building

Product Launches

Brand Activations


Private Events

Bespoke experiences

Celebration parties

Dinner parties

Event Services

Event Concepts

Event Styling

Venue management



Technical Services


Copywriting and design

"Always a good reason - ninety nine in fact"

About Us

Do you find there always seem to be at least Ninety Nine Reasons to do, or not to do something? We thought so too. So over a good Pinot Noir we created Ninety Nine Reasons Event Management.
Events are about storytelling and taking people on a journey. We believe their experience doesn't end when the door of the venue hits them on the butt as they leave, but continues to resonate, reminisce and relive over the following months.
It's important to us that we provide you with an honest, real and authentic event service. A service that is not over-engineered. Know that we have just as much skin in the game as you. We can say we're specialists, and offer comprehensive services but we would rather show you, as no two clients or events are alike.
Whether it's a small intimate gathering for a significant birthday or a gala dinner for 800 guests, consider it done. End to end - from first concept through to when the last glass is safely packed away and the lights are turned off!

Event Specialists

As a full-service event management company with access to some whizz bang and innovative designers, production specialists and other such magic makers, we can seamlessly deliver your event from the moment your event is announced to the final thanks for coming letter. Think of us like an agency but without the agency fees.

Our team have experience in the full spectrum of the event eco-system, agency, corporate, hospitality, client or supplier. We get what is important and our priority is collaborating with you every step of the way, ensuring we understand your vision and making it into reality.

Ninety Nine Reasons are Auckland based, but we do travel! We are all about relationships; it's the kiwi way! We listen, question, challenge - but most importantly we deliver.


“We are so pleased we booked Ninety Nine Reasons. Frankie has expert skills and attention to even the smallest details. She is organised, professional and makes sure everything flows to perfection. We would highly recommend her for any event.”

Vanessa Bennett, Editor - Eye Magazine


“Rockburn Wines has recently used Ninety Nine Reasons for two separate events- one being a premium wine dinner and the other a more casual lunch and tasting.
We were thrilled with the caliber of both events. Frankie is an extremely professional operator who managed every detail of both events from start to finish including guests lists, invitations, RSVPs, catering, theming and post event follow up and feedback. I believe that one of the reasons for the success of these events is that in the early planning stages Frankie took the time to ensure she really understood what the objective of these functions were to Rockburn, and our expected outcomes. Not only did Frankie deliver what was briefed, but along the way was proactive in putting forward ideas that could (and did) enhance these events for us. I would highly recommend using Ninety Nine Reasons for any function and will certainly be using them again.”

Rebecca Poynter, General Manager - Rockburn Wines


“Well Frankie, what can I say other than congratulations to you, not only for your energy, wisdom, creativity and organisation skills but also for your help and support of the awards committee, in order to pull off such a successful and memorable Lewisham Awards 2017. The event ran seamlessly and came in at a better than budgeted value, so very well done. I hope that once the evening wrapped up, you felt as exhilarated by the event as all 700 plus guests clearly did. You can justifiably reflect on a job well done, and we can’t wait to see what you bring to us for 2018.”

Clive Weston, Founder - The Lewisham Foundation


“I worked with Frankie on a number of projects and each time loved working with her because of her professionalism, attention to detail but also her sense of fun and excitement. She also thinks for you so will sort things before they become issues.

Every project was treated as if it was the most important thing she was doing, although she would be working on a number of them at any one time. However one in particular stands out. We had to organize a memorial for a colleague that had passed. We needed to be sensitive to the fact that people were hurting but inject a sense of our colleague’s identity into the event and make sure we had people smiling through their tears at the end of it. Frankie handled the whole thing beautifully and made sure we had everything we needed and I did not have to worry about a thing. She dropped everything to pull this together with very little notice, aware of how important it was to everyone who attended.

Frankie has all the right contacts in her phone to ensure you get what you need, with the budget you have. She is simply a pleasure to work with and I am looking forward to being able to use her services again.”

Kate Armstrong, Auckland

Our Team

Frances Mahoney

Frances "Frankie" Mahoney

Founder & Events Director

Frances "Frankie" Mahoney has more than seventeen years experience in events, with an extensive background in hospitality.

Frankie is an astute business woman who knows the importance of relationships, who encourages the team to work to incredibly high standards and gets enormous satisfaction from completing seamless events for the client and stakeholders. She is warm-hearted, honest and has a wonderful sense of humour. She is unflappable and this reflects on to her team, who follow suit.

Frankie has significant experience in the Corporate world, including positions such as Events Manager, Westpac New Zealand, Lounge Manager, Air New Zealand and Head of Events, Orange Productions. She is well known in the hospitality industry for having owned and operated bars for over 12 years - Deschlers for those old enough to remember, and for those not, it is still listed on World's Best Bars! Her roles in both the Corporate sector and the Hospitality Industry have a common thread; that being a focus on the customer experience.

Liz Kruse

Liz Kruse

Events Producer & Stylist

Liz has twenty plus years of experience as a multi-media and creative producer. Working across the arts, broadcast production, advertising, corporate brand and experiential marketing. This work spans, New York, Asia and New Zealand. Her comfort across a wide range of client-focused platforms makes her uniquely equipped to deliver value-add creative solutions to make your event extraordinary.

A born entertainer and hostess, growing up with a mother that taught her everything is an “event”. It was common place for the house to be re-decorated for a seasonal holiday while most other people slept. Her love for entertaining and hospitality complements Frankie’s ethos to create refined, high-end events; within all budget levels. And her greatest joy comes from delivering memorable moments that make people happy.

Chantelle Walker

Chantelle Walker

Events & Operations Producer

Chantelle is no stranger to delivering complex programmes such as incentives, conferences, gala dinners and expos.

She cut her teeth as a teenager coordinating the New Zealand Gift Fairs among a large portfolio of other trade exhibitions. Post completing a business degree with double majors in marketing and event management she has been involved in organising some of the biggest agency media events and festivals.

The past decade she has seen her hosting umpteen international guests for multi-day conferences and tours around New Zealand. She is incredibly comfortable in the corporate arena, but also has a passion for private functions and weddings. Any bride and groom would be lucky to have her on hand for their special day making sure everything is perfect.

When she's not working hard on your event, you'll find her online shopping, hiking, fishing, dishing and spending time with her two gorgeous dogs.

Call us today for creative event management services.