Keeping Rotorua Warm – even on minus one degree nights!

Rotorua’s Te Puia event centre caters for events frequented by people from all around the world. One of Te Puia’s venues – Te Whakaruruhau is an outdoor venue, catering to up to 300 diners or 800 standing guests. Te Whakaruruhau does not have any walls, posing an obvious challenge when temperatures fall below zero.

Te Puia approached us to install a number of infrared heaters around the venue to ensure diners could have a confortable experience. Our range of heaters utilise infrared rays which are only absorbed upon contact with a solid object, meaning even in a breeze, patrons can stay cosy.



Kelray heating recently installed their overhead infrared heaters at our function venue Te Puia in Rotorua. We then held a large event and with temperatures falling to below 0 degrees that evening, we were afraid that our diners would still get cold. However, our patrons commented on how comfortable they were and even complemented our use of heaters at the venue.
We highly recommend Kelrays range of commercial outdoor heaters
Nick Dallimore, Special Project Manager, Te Puia

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Working With AJ Hackett Bungy to Ensure Jumpers’ Stay Warm

Kelray Heating recently worked with AJ Hackett bungy to ensure thrill seekers jumping from Auckland’s harbour bridge stayed cosy while waiting to jump. The project was very unique and is an excellent showcase of the versatility of our heaters. The curved structure of the facility coupled with the harsh, salt-laden air meant that most heaters on the market would not stand up to the conditions or would be extremely costly to custom install.

Because we build our heaters using marine grade 316 steel, and we manufacturer here in NZ, we were able to custom install our product using specially engineered brackets fixed to the curved surface. It was our ability to assess our clients’ needs onsite and create a cost effective solution which ultimately won the team at AJ Hackett Bungy over.



We had a common problem in a quite uncommon place. Our AJ Hackett Bungy site under the Auckland Harbour Bridge can get a little chilly, nervous people about to jump off bridges don’t also need to be worrying about the cold. When we decided we needed some heating we thought we’d have difficulties sourcing something that worked for us, especially for mounting them in our curved enclosure with round support rails. Instead nothing was a problem for Kelvin and his team at Kelray Heaters. Kelvin supplied great heaters and then had custom mounts specially designed for our jump pod that fitted like handmade gloves – now our jumpers just have to worry about jumping!
Graham Trubuhovich, Auckland General Manager

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Providing Mercure Guest a Comfortable Dining Experience

As part of the refurbishment of the Mercure Hotel on Auckland’s Custom Street, we installed a number of our outdoor infrared heaters. Installing our heaters in both the outdoor pub area as well as the internal bar, our heaters were selected by Mercure due to their product flexibility and the fact that our products are NZ made.

Unlike many other outdoor heaters on the market that come standard in black and occasionally white, we are able to offer any colour our client requires, allowing them to match their décor. This was the case with Mercure and we were able to produce our heaters for them in a pearl colour.



With Grand Mercure brand embracing local product, we looked to suppliers that manufactured the product in New Zealand, and were passionate about what they produced. Kelray heaters’ meet this spec, and allowed the hotel to make the heaters bespoke and fit for purpose in the space required. With this winter being very wet and cold, the heaters have performed exceptionally well and have been a critical component of the hotel refurbishment.
Zac Lumsden, General Manager

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