Speakers

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Austin Powers

Comedic     MC     Comedian     Musician or Band

Gary is amazing. He is not your ‘normal DJ’ who puts CDs into a machine and stands under flashing lights. Gary really gets involved – dances and entertains at the same time. His real talent is as Austin Powers – he dresses as Austin and really ‘gets going’. He can do an evening’s entertainment as DJ and then do an Austin Powers floor show.

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Dr Michelle Dickinson - aka Nanogirl

Her passion for both sports and science has enabled her to travel the world on a search for her next adventure or research project. With specialist knowledge in nanotechnology, Michelle has contributed to the development of cutting edge technologies.

Jeremy Elwood

Jeremy was born in Canada, raised in the UK and has lived in New Zealand for nearly 20 years. In that time, he has become one of New Zealand’s favourite stand up comics with his unique brand of insightful, intelligent and irreverent comedy. Having been performing for more than 15 years, he has the ability to get any crowd laughing be it a corporate hosting or a pub in Timaru.

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Kerre Woodham

Kerre is very funny and ‘down to earth’, and is an excellent entertaining speaker, debater and M/C

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Mark Inglis

Standing on the summit of Mount Everest has always been a boyhood dream, a dream that Mark thought he had lost in 1982 when as a Search and Rescue Mountaineer in New Zealand’s majestic Mount Cook National Park, He had a ‘hiccup’ in my climbing career, stuck in an ice cave dubbed ‘Middle Peak Hotel’ near the summit of Mount Cook for 14 days. As a result of this stay Mark lost both legs below the knees to frostbite.

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Michele A'Court

Michèle is a frequent voice on RNZ National’s “9 to Noon” and “The Panel” and is a regular guest host on Three’s primetime show, “The Project”. She has made regular appearances on the hit comedy show “7Days” since it began in 2009.

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Nadine Higgins

Her career since has spanned many of New Zealand’s top TV and radio shows, magazines, and newspapers. She’s currently a regular on Discovery’s 7pm TV show ‘The Project’, and a financial commentator on Today FM. She’s also helping change lives as a financial adviser helping clients with financial strategy and coaching. Nadine is a highly professional MC and panel facilitator, always well prepared and amiable.

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Ngahihi o te ra Bidois

After Dinner     Business     Motivational     Corporate     MC

Award winning speaker and MC. Ngahihi was National Speakers Association New Zealand (Auckland) 2007 Master of Ceremonies of the Year and the 2007 Bright Star Speaker of the Year, 2008 Inspirational Speaker of the Year, 2008 Speaker of the Year and 2009 Master of Ceremonies of the Year. Ngahi has many years of speaking and leadership experience in the business, education and Maori sectors.

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Nick Tansley

Comedic     Corporate     MC

Nick is incredibly talented - he is a comedic and entertaining MC and is also a talented pianist, working a duelling piano set totally based on audience requests; he can sing and does a 1960's set with a guitarist as well as classic hits of a mature audience.

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Tarun Mohanbhai

Comedic     MC     Comedian

He has being performing comedy since he turned his back on his dad’s offer to run the family business which was a bustling convenience store in the suburbs of Auckland.

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Nick Rado

After Dinner     Comedic     Corporate     MC     Comedian

Nick is currently the Head Writer for TV3’s Award winning panel show 7 Days, Head Writer and Associate Producer for 7 Days of Sport and has recently just finished a nationwide NZ tour opening for Danny Bhoy. 4 x winner of NZ Comedy Guild Best MC, Nick is the perfect comedy MC for your next event!

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Cameron Bennett

For much of our recent history – overseas and at home – Cameron Bennett was there reporting from the front line. He brings a wealth of affecting stories and reflections on covering some of the most influential moments in our times: from Iraq to Invercargill, Antarctica to Africa, Palestine to Paris, Bosnia to Birmingham. His stories and speech-making come with high adventure, humour and a very human perspective.

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