Kojo expands into New Zealand

Paige Murphy
By Paige Murphy | 16 June 2021
Tara Hakiwai

Australian creative studio Kojo has announced the acquisition of New Zealand-based boutique sports presentation business, Wolfcast.

The purchase provides sees Kojo Sport expand its footprint and enter the New Zealand market.

Based in Wellington, Wolfcast has delivered many key sporting events including All Blacks and Maori All Blacks International Fixtures, the HSBC Hamilton Sevens and Super Rugby Matches.

"We’ve been looking to enter the New Zealand market for a while now and we’re thrilled to have found the right opportunity with Wolfcast," Kojo CEO Stephen Lord says.

"It provides an established and impressive presence in the competitive sport entertainment market while also providing KOJO with a great launch pad to introduce our complete creative service offering."

Wolfcast founder Tara Hakiwai will join Kojo Sport as a senior producer.

Prior to establishing the business in early 2019, Hakiwai held roles with the National Basketball League, Wellington Football Union and Hurricanes Rugby.

"I’ve loved my time building Wolfcast and have a huge sense of pride in what I’ve created but I’m equally excited for the future and the additional value Kojo can offer our clients and partners," Hakiwai says.

Lord welcomed Hakiwai to the Kojo team.

“Tara brings extensive experience and knowledge in the sports presentation and match enhancement industry, alongside a strong commercial, sport sponsorship and activations background and we’re excited to welcome her to the team,” Lord says.

Hakiwai joins Kojo immediately and will focus on growing Kojo’s sport work in New Zealand.

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