• Pictured: National Indigenous Land and Sea Management Conference 2010
  • Pictured: Mildura Wentworth Arts Festival

TESTIMONIALS 2010 - 2013


First People's National Water SummitI can’t finish this event without thanking the team from HHO Events. The way you gave us space; you looked after our elders; the program was culturally appropriate but gave us the opportunity to challenge ourselves and our stakeholders. You are a deadly group to work with and if we have another water summit we will definitely be knocking on your door.Phil DuncanChair, First People's Water Engagement Council
Taroo ForumI would like to personally thank both you and Helen for all your hard work in organising the Taroo Forum. Without your skills in organising the meeting and all the attention to every detail in leading up to last weekend we would not of been able to achieve what we did. You made my job a whole lot easier and I thank you for that.Kenny Clark A/Joint Management Coordinator (River Red Gum Reserves
Taroo ForumThank you so much for all the planning, attention to detail and delivery of a great event with a really good outcome.  It was again a privilege to work with you both.Michael WilliamsFacilitator
GeneralA huge thank you for your enormous effort with the many festivals and the events and functions in between that you have directed and worked for so splendidly over these years.Cynthia KeenanAudience Member
Australian Alternative Varieties Wine ShowIt is quite easy to see why the show is gaining momentum as the professionalism that is on show lifts the standard to heady heights. I cannot express my gratitude for the hospitality shown over the 3 days and for the administration behind the scenes that kept the ball rolling.Mike HayesGuest Speaker
Mildura Jazz Food & Wine FestivalWe did appreciate your company’s most excellent services during the Mildura, Jazz, Food and Wine festival.Rod & Cherry AndrewPerformers
Mildura Writers FestivalDear HHO's, thanks for another incredible festival, your attention to detail, your care and consideration. It was a huge success with so much positive feedback from all involved.  All your efforts were greatly appreciated. Donata CarrazzaCommittee Chair
Mildura Writers FestivalMWF really know how to age its speakers! But it was a terrific festival – one of the best I can recall and the conviviality and camaraderie were very special. Thank you for including me. Thanks and congratulations.Peter RoseAuthor
GeneralGreat little write up here – you have done an amazing job (and are such an amazing woman!!). Thank you for the opportunities you gave me, and ultimately your friendship.Peta CooperBusiness Associate
GeneralHelen is an oasis of professional arts administration in an extremely isolated area of rural Australia. Understanding that she would need to commit herself to every opportunity in order to make a living in this context, Helen formed her own production company. It is no exaggeration to say that if it were not for Helen’s unbelievably hard-working presence in Mildura and the region, a huge part of that region’s cultural life would simply fall apart, or drift into disarray. It isn’t easy to attract professionals to work in regional Australia – especially this remote.Robyn ArcherRenowned Artistic Director
Werai Forrest Handback Stakeholder ForumHHO place a large effort in pre event actions such as gaining an understanding of the people
involved and their event aspirations, looks for event management weaknesses, tracks decision
making, and provides options to deal with all elements of an event. I fully endorse HHO Events as a professional and caring organisation and have no hesitation in recommending HHO in the future especially where managing people is critical.
Regional Manager
Western Rivers
Office of Environment and Heritage NSW
Mildura Wentworth Arts FestivalThanks for the photo and thank-you for the honour of being invited to such a great event. I feel a great sense of joy when I see the community come together and work in peace and harmony. It was a great day and my entire family enjoyed themselves immensely! Thanks again for everything.Eric Oguzkaya & familyParticipant
Mildura Wentworth Arts FestivalWow.  Outstanding communication on the Mardi Gras Parade kit.  It is so clear and concise!  We have been very nervous about coordinating a team of people to be in the right place at the right time but with this great letter there should be no confusion.  Well done to the very organised team at HHO. Belinda FitzgeraldParticipant
Murray River International Music FestivalI hope you have had a well earned break after the festival! I also hope flooding hasn't made life too difficult for all in Mildura. Thanks so much again for having me along for the festival - I had an absolutely wonderful time and cannot tell you how thankful I am for your generosity and hospitality.Greta BradmanPerformer
National Indigenous Land & Sea Management Conference (NILSMC)It was a pleasure to work with Helen and her team and the consistent approach to the organisation of the National Conference was very professional and thoughtful from all team members. The costing and budget was without discrepancy of over of under spending and faultless in HHO Events’ management of funds. I know I speak on behalf of the committee in saying that we were extremely happy with the outcomes of the Conference and very impressed with the professionalism and the follow-up post Conference in managing the production of the Conference Report, mass mail-out, and website update and maintenance.Chrissy GrantCo-Chair of the NILSMC Steering Committee
NILSMCI hope that you are well and have managed to get a bit of a break following the National Indigenous Land and Sea Conference. Congratulations on a fantastic event, it was certainly one of the best I have been to.Jason FieldsSpeaker and Indigenous Consultant
NILSMCIt’s great to have you on board. I knew we made the right decision.Marie FerrisCommunications Manager Indigenous Policy Branch Dept. of Environment, Heritage and the Arts
General   Hope you’re well in the meantime, and that HHO continues to rule the north west!Toby CresswellMelbourne Comedy Festival
Mungo ProjectWell done Helen – another amazing effort. Thank you so very much for what you do so excellently for the Willandra...what a wonderful day. Thank you again for everything – you give us heart to continue to achieve great things. Best wishes to you and your team. Kind and fond  regardsMichael OckwellChair Willandra Lakes WHA Community Management Council
Mungo ProjectI had a wonderful and enlightening experience working on the Mungo project and hope to return as a visitor one day. And thank you as well for all your amazing work!Gary CaganoffContractor - Film maker
Australian Alternative Varieties Wine ShowWell Done!! Big thanks to all the HHO staff for their professionalism and seamless delivery. Although we didn’t achieve our target numbers of delegates, we managed to stay in the black and we still put on a completely professional event that will be remembered.Dr Mark KrsticDirector, Australian Society of Viticulturalists and Oenologists
Mildura PalimpsestWhat a great team! Thanks for all your hard work (much of it behind the scenes). It was a memorable weekend - and Tim Burn's piece in which you were all implicated - I laughed till I cried. Great work - great region!Anne Sanders and John R WalkerGuest Speakers
Mildura PalimpsestThank you for the wonderful hospitality shown to all of us this past weekend in Mildura – I’m still trying to walk off the effects of all that amazing food (and drink) and don’t think I’ll be successful! I had a wonderful, stimulating time, and really, really enjoyed the symposium.Brenda CroftSpeaker & Indigenous artists
Mildura Writers FestivalI've loved this experience Helen, and am very grateful for the privilege. It's been a rare chance to give something back to people who have been a source of great pleasure and intellectual stimulus to me-but too many others as well-over many years. So thank you for your part in it.Morag FraserPHMM Judge   
Mildura Writers FestivalThanks again for everything!  It all went so well, thanks to you (and the staff).  You're the best.       Paul KaneArtistic Director
Mildura Writers FestivalThanks for another amazing festival. It would not happen without you and your great team.Donata CarrazzaFestival Chair
Mildura Writers FestivalThe festival I thought was a great success; it must have been one of the best yet. Thank you for all your work. Good wishesRobert GrayGuest
Murray River International Music FestivalDear Helen, Thank you very much again for having me in your Murray River International Music Festival on last week. I enjoyed my time so much both professionally and personally. You are a very special lady and I really liked you and I would welcome more opportunities to work with you in the future. Please pass my warm congratulations to your team - I'm amazed how great jobs you guys have done! My very best wishes to you all and may the forth coming events be very successful as you've hoped for. Cheers!Shu-Cheen  Yu   Performer / Soprano
Mildura Wentworth Arts FestivalHi ladies, Congratulations on a fantastic evening Saturday night...The vibe of the late afternoon/night was fantastic. I was fortunate enough to be on the William Albert for the Light show and fireworks and it was a great view from the river looking back at the crowd. Congratulations.    Dale StaffordPRIME Television - Mildura    (Sponsor)
Mildura Wentworth Arts FestivalJust want to add my support to words said today with your nomination for pearl Award - that your arrival and presence in Mildura has lifted Mildura and the arts to new heights and to thank you for all you do regards Paula    Paula GordonAudience
Mildura Wentworth Arts FestivalHelen, thanks again for your wonderful project management & for all the seen & unseen things you & your staff did to make the project run so smoothly. All good wishesSarah HopkinsArtist
Mildura Wentworth Arts FestivalHi Helen Congrats for a best ever Mardi Gras experience. I experienced the riverfront festivities from the Mundoo with 12 representatives representing the countries from New Zealand, United Kingdom, Thailand, Hungry and Australian delegates invited by councils Conferencing Project Officer Julie Jewell. Also on board were the Mayor, MRCC CEO, fellow councillors, Mildura Tourism CEO and local tourism representatives. These key buyers from around the world were here to experience our region prior their attendance at the Asian Pacific and Meeting Expo starting in Melbourne on March 2nd. I’m sure this will be an experience that the delegates will never forget.         Cr Mark EckelCouncillor for Tourism Festival and Events


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