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Te Omanga Hospice, established in 1979, provides care and support to people, and their families, living with a terminal or life limiting illness in the Hutt Valley. It is fundraising $10 million to rebuild its earthquake-prone building in Lower Hutt.


All funds raised at HighLight will go back into the local community, helping Te Omanga provide their essential palliative care service.

The Breeze

This year The Breeze are thrilled to present Crank Zappa, a lively jellyfish made from recycled plastics. Keep an eye out for The Breeze team by the jellyfish to donate your plastic bags in return for a Breeze reusable bag! The Breeze is your radio station for everything Wellington. With Steve & Kath, your local breakfast show in the morning and all your favourite songs across your workday. Broadcasting from our Te Aro studios on 94.1 in the Capital and 98.5 in the Hutt.

Gazely Jeep Lower Hutt

The team at Gazley Jeep Lower Hutt are proud to be supporting this great community event in the Hutt Valley. Gazley group are aborn and bred Wellington Business with strong family values and community spirit. The theme for this event fits very well with the adventurous spirit of the Jeep brand and creates a great synergy with our friends a McCauley metals. It is also great to support the Te Omanga Hospice with all the outstanding work they do in the Hutt Valley.


Hiremaster is proud to have been helping make events a success in the Wellington region and all around New Zealand, with their unmatched event and party experience. They provide solutions for all their customer's event requirements by hiring an extensive range of high-quality event and marquee equipment, and providing strategic, operational, and logistical expertise for events.

Macaulay Metals and Real Steel

Macaulay Metals is extremely excited to be involved with Highlight for the second year running. This year they have partnered with Real Steel who have skilfully designed a metal dinosaur over 12 meters long and 5 meters high! "Colin the T Rex" will be auctioned in the months after HighLight and proceeds will be donated to Te Omanaga Hospice. Macaulay Metals will be celebrating 60 years in the metal business next year and they're proud to have their head office and largest site here in Lower Hutt. They are passionate about supporting the Council to stage events for the local community and working with Te Omanga Hospice to raise much needed funds for their new facility.

Mitre10 Mega

Mitre 10 MEGA Petone, Upper Hutt & Porirua are a proud part of the Wellington region. Getting behind community events like HighLight gives us a chance for the MEGA team to represent just what we stand for - community. We're looking forward to four fantastic nights over Labour Weekend. Mixing with familiar and unfamiliar faces of our community, while raising funds for a great cause our Te Omanga Hospice.

MJF Lighting

MJF Lighting prides itself on a well-deserved and established reputation for delivering some of New Zealand’s most iconic and successful outdoor events, festivals and productions over the last 20 years. We're a team of lighting professionals who are committed, resourced and trained to provide the highest levels of service delivery. The MJF Lighting team have over 90 years of combined experience in the entertainment industry.

Ray White Kemeys Brothers

Ray White Kemeys Brothers is proud to be supporting the 2018 HighLight Carnival of Lights in Lower Hutt. With roots firmly grounded in the Hutt Valley, Directors Rupert and Elliot Kemeys were raised in the area. The brother recognise HighLight as an exciting and progressive cultural event that they are thrilled to put their team behind. You'll be sure to see the friendly faces of Ray White Kemeys Brothers team around the event - feel free to say hi and have a chat. If you’re thinking of selling, be sure to ask how they can work to get you the best price for your home!

Ryman Healthcare

Ryman Healthcare is New Zealand’s largest retirement village operator. Ryman has 32 villages in New Zealand and Australia, including Shona McFarlane Retirement Village in Lower Hutt and Bob Scott Retirement Village in Petone.

Streamliner Productions

Streamliner is a New Zealand owned family orientated business that specialises in live event productions with offices in Wellington, Auckland and Queenstown. Often working alongside some of the biggest brands and covering all industries, you’ll see us in a range of venues and locations all around the county. From arena shows and stadiums to large conference rooms or boardrooms there’s not many places we haven’t been and we’ve usually got the CAD plans to prove it.

Wellington Regional Amenities Fund

Supported by the Wellington Regional Amenities Fund, a partnership between Hutt City Council, Wellington City Council, Upper Hutt City Council, Porirua City Council and Kāpiti Coast District Council.