About Us

We’re a team who love to have fun and get creative putting together your event theme.

We think outside the box and, with 30 years of experience, we know what it takes to deliver truly creative, memorable & unique events.

Our Mission

Be the best in the business at providing bespoke, creative and bold experiences for our clients nationwide.



Event Management

Deb Wootton


Deb got into the events industry by accident but fell in love with it instantly. She loves the feeling of seeing a finished event through the eyes of attendees and how powerful it is for a company to have their staff in one room for staff morale and to showcase the company’s vision or to have members of an organisation together for human connection. She has now been in the industry for over 20 years.

Deb hired Activities & Events Unlimited for some theming work many moons ago as a young event manager and then after a stint overseas, in 2021 purchased the business with the passion for the industry and a vision to grow the business to be the best in New Zealand!

“He aha te mea nui o te ao. What is the most important thing in the world? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata. It is the people, it is the people, it is the people. I love bringing people together and seeing people experience new things through their eyes. After all the organisation and planning is complete, the real enjoyment for me is watching all of the moving parts come together, it is totally addictive!”.

When she is not working, you’ll find her horse-riding, spending time with her daughters, and getting outdoors for a run or to the beach.

Jodie brings a unique blend of skills to our team. Her background in fashion design fuels her creativity, allowing her to dream up incredible event concepts. Jodie’s experience as a school sports coordinator developed her organisational and project management skills further. Every event, she is involved with, runs like clockwork. Going above and beyond for our clients is what Jodie does best. Her positive and happy attitude towards everything is infectious….. so, beware!

Jodie’s passion for design extends beyond fashion and events. In her free time, she enjoys interior design, home renovations and tending to the garden at her lifestyle property, where she lives with her husband, their three children, and a variety of furry and feathery friends. When she’s not overseeing a bustling household or nurturing her garden, you are likely to find her expressing her rhythmic side with the African Djembe drum!

Jodie Bio photo

Jodie Edgington

Event Design & Projects Manager

Ayla is a creative individual who brings a vibrant energy to every event she works on. Whether it’s designing the initial concept or managing the entire project, she never misses an opportunity to create unforgettable experiences for our clients.

Her experience in Customer Service and Administration, allows her to excel in both hands-on creativity and event management. She combines her artistic skills with her organisational abilities, resulting in coherent and visually stunning events.

In her spare time, she loves learning new things and experimenting with DIY projects. You will find her involved in any type of craft or art activity, theming her friends and family’s birthday celebrations, adding that extra touch of magic to their special day.

Ayla Mcleod

Event Design & Projects Manager

Nella Martin

Event Manager

Nella brings a fresh perspective and a team-oriented mindset to her role. She’s amazing at creating eye-catching centrepieces, designing props, and making sure our clients are happy. She’s a natural problem solver who thrives under pressure and always goes above and beyond to meet our clients’ expectations.

Nella is passionate about turning your ideas into reality and takes great pride in delivering memorable events. Whether you’re throwing a small, intimate gathering or going all out for a big celebration, Nella is determined to make your ideas come to life.

When she’s not working, Nella enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing tag with her babies, attending school sports and has a real passion for Lash and Brow artistry.  

Natalie Ryan

Marketing Specialist

Natalie is our in-house Marketing Specialist and Brand guru. You will find her delivering our marketing plan, running campaigns, behind our social media platforms and transforming our website.

She has a diverse background from Biomedical Science through to Operational Management which brings a new perspective, detail orientation and a process driven approach to the business. Marketing is in her blood, and she has a real passion for digital transformation and customer experience.

When she’s not working, you will find her travelling the world, experiencing new things and being out of her comfort zone. She loves being creative, spending time with family and friends and keeping fit and active.