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Terms & conditions

Equipment Hire

Photohire Ltd reserves the right to hire its equipment to those who it deems suitable.
If you are unknown to us, we require a copy of a credit card and photo ID (either a passport or NZ drivers license) and payment on pickup or in advance.
By hiring equipment off Photohire Ltd you agree to our terms and conditions.


If you have not used a particular piece of equipment before we are happy to organise a time with the equipment or capture program and or a trained assistant. We do not expect clients to be familiar with all our equipment and are happy to demonstrate how it works.

If you inform us before you pick the equipment up we can make a time.

Hire Rates

All hire rates are listed on the web site with insurance included (excl. 15% gst.) 

1 week hire or seven days will be charged for four, and for longer periods or where travel is concerned please contact us for a quote.

For hire out of Wellington for two days or more we will allow at least one travel day free.

Equipment Hire Times – Full Day

24 hours is considered to be a full working day and the equipment can be picked up after 5.00pm the day before and returned before 8.30am the following day as long as it is within the 24 hour period. If available.

Equipment returned outside the 24 hour hire period times will be charged an extra min 1/2 day. 

Photohire works on being open from 7.30am – 6.30pm Mondays to Fridays, if you require pick ups or drop offs out side these times we my charge an additional opening fee of $25 if necessary.


Equipment Hire Times All Equipment is hire for one day on location – Half Day is available with the Studio Only

1/2 day hire is either 7.30am – 12.30am / or 1.00pm – 6.00 pm (5 hours).

Equipment Returns 

If, for whatever reason, the equipment is returned later than the agreed time, then the customer will be charged for the extra hire period. Please be professional and notify us if you will return equipment late as it my be booked for another customer.

Equipment Checks

All equipment is checked before it is sent out and deemed to be in working order. It is up the the customer to check this. If you fail to do this and the equipment doesn’t work for you, you will still be liable for any hire period relating to the hire.

In Event of Equipment Failure

Please ring us immediately if the equipment fails, we will organise to have it fixed or replaced ASAP, In event of delays to a shoot we will credit the hirer with additional time or equipment use, but will not be held responsible for any other costs. 


Equipment Breakage

Breakages of lamps, tubes and protective covers will be charged for at cost.

Damage or breakage of equipment should be notified to us immediately, so we can provide you with replacement where possible.

Any damage to equipment will be assessed by Photohire staff and or trained technicians, only.

NOTE: Photohire Ltd is not obliged to inform the customer of any particular liability until such time as the equipment has been fully checked by the company. 



All clients with accounts will be invoiced and are required to pay on or before the 20th of the month following the hire.

Any customer with an outstanding account my be refused equipment until their account is current.



A copy of Photohire’s insurance policy is available on request.

All equipment is covered by insurance and included in the hire fee with an excess of $500 

If the equipment is lost or damaged, Photohire Ltd will charge the full current replacement price or value of the repair, whichever is most suitable to Photohire Ltd up to the value of $500.


Person Responsible

It is important that the person responsible for hiring the equipment maintains direct care of the goods, as they will be liable. If they let someone else use the equipment they are still responsible if something goes wrong. 

NOTE: Equipment left in unlocked premises, unattended cars or left unattended on location is not covered. 

NOTE: Any equipment taken on to beaches, wet places or in or near any hazardous locations may not be covered by insurance, so if you have any doubts please ask first and we will check.

NOTE: All electronic lighting and digital cameras are susceptible to dust, humidity, damp, and rain and if you intend to operate our equipment in these conditions you will need to take extra care to keep it dry and clean.


Studio Hire 

Photohire Ltd is based at Flashdog Studios and normal opening staff hours are from 7.30am to 6.30pm 

All props, sets, clients product equipment and rubbish are to be removed from the studios to complete the finish of the hire period. If storage of these items is required it can be arranged.

We strive to make it the best possible experience for you.

Studio Hire Times

1 day is based on an eleven hour day. 7.30am – 6.30pm: $800

1/2 day hire is from 7.30am – 12.30pm /or from 1.00pm – 6.00pm: $480

Extra Time

Minimum hire 2 hours includes any setup time: $300 

Extra time is charged at an hourly rate of $90 per hour.

Extra Costs

Power usage for Tungsten lighting $35 per day.

Studio clean $60.

Repaint floor $150.

Damage to studio – charged as per cost to repair.

Checking out and Cleaning

Studios will be cleaned before your shoot and we expect that they will be handed back in the same condition as well as any cleaning of joint use areas, you may have used these include kitchen, makeup and bathroom areas if necessary.

Car parks

We provide two free car parks per studio day, others are available on request. There are two pay and display carparks nearby one on  Adelaide rd and one off King st and they charge $18 per day 

Studio Confirmation and Cancellation Charges

Pencil booking need to be confirmed outside of 48 hours of booking. Cancellations within 48 hours of booking incur a 30% charge, within 24 hours a 50% charge.

Sub Hire

If in the event we can’t provide all the equipment you request, Photohire can source other equipment from Whites Studios and or Kingsize in Auckland and Portsmouth, Rocket Rentals and Rubber monkey in Wellington.

We charge a minimum of $60 to pickup and return sub hired equipment.

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