Speakers

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April Ieremia

Entertaining life experiences that demonstrate the sacrifices needed for success. Former NZ netball player.

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Simon Barnett

Simon is a down to earth and popular MC, experienced television presenter and voice-over artist.

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Wade Jackson

A master educator, his teaching style is engaging, practical, human and powerful. World leading management thinkers such as Stephen Covey and Edward de Bono praise his work.

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Tony Laker

Tony’s topic “How the Hell did that Happen?” is described as a no-nonsense, common-sense, roller-coaster ride of adventure, fun, intrigue, mystery, and if time permits, a little bit of travel. His message of “if an ordinary guy like me can do this, just imagine what you can do” is hugely entertaining and empowering to all audience types.

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Tom Scott

Evening Post cartoonist and writer, Tom Scott is a satirical cartoonist, columnist and entertaining speaker who pokes fun at political and topical issues.

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Susan Wood

She is an accomplished broadcaster who is working as an interviewer and presenter at the National Business Review. The award-winning journalist had a television career of firsts at TVNZ – the first Australia correspondent, the first host of Midday, Breakfast and the 7pm show Close Up. For 15 years she was the regular stand-in for Sir Paul Holmes on the Holmes show. 

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Stephen McIvor

If you are looking for a broadcaster or MC with excellent credentials, who thrives on live performance and is good at it, then you should seriously take a closer look. Over 20 consistent years in the sports broadcasting game says it all.

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Simon Dallow

Well known TV personality and presenter, Simon also works with the Variety Club of New Zealand.

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Shane Cortese

He is probably best known for his role as Mac in TVNZ Hit Drama Nothing Trivial and Hayden Peters in five series of Outrageous Fortune.

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Clive Littin

Clive began his career as a Catholic Priest before holding specialist positions in broadcasting, youth leadership training and training young adults in human resources and communication skills.

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Sarah Bradley

You may remember her as the co-host with Brendon Pongia of Good Morning on TVNZ until 2012. Since then, Sarah has been a reporter with One News in Wellington and now Auckland.

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Ruud Kleinpaste

Ruud Kleinpaste was born in Indonesia but moved to Holland and managed to pick up some foreign languages along the way. Natural history has always been Ruud's passion and he chased birds in a wide range of habitats.

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Roger Gascoigne

Roger has been a radio broadcaster all his working life since the 1960's working as a Radio Windy original 1973-75 and 1982-1990 in Wellington, as a guest announcer on ZMFM, Classic Hits, NewstalkZB, Capital Radio London, 6VA Albany, WA, TVW7-6IX Perth, WA, BBC Radio 2005-7 and on National Radio since 2003

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Pio Terei

Pio's appearances as a comedian, actor, radio show host, musician and performer over the last decade has established him as one of New Zealand's most popular television and radio entertainers. A great M/C and entertainer Pio is also in high demand as a keynote speaker for corporate events and community functions throughout New Zealand.

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Pinky Agnew

Pinky has been working as a full-time performer and entertainer since 1990. The key to her success is versatility and much of her comedy work is done privately for corporate clients and large organisations, at conferences and product launches. She has developed a public profile through her stage work with ‘Hens Teeth’ and ‘The Power Breakfast’ and her own shows and as a regular radio commentator.

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Phil Gifford

Phil is one of NZ’s leading all round sporting journalist and author of many books, including biographies for Grizz, Wylie, Joe Stanley, Mike Brewer, skipping rope Man Billy Graham and most recently Valerie Adams

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Petra Bagust

Petra Bagust is an excellent and very professional M/C.

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Ward and Tutheridge

Greg Ward and Brett Tutheridge New Zealand's premier after dinner entertainment. They have a number of different shows to entertain and delight conference or event guests

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Dean Lester

With over 15 years professional hosting experience working in a variety of different venues and situations, Dean's expert hosting and continuity skills will help ease the pressure as he keeps everything on track and under control, leaving you free to network, focus on your guests and enjoy the occasion.

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Paul Allison

He is a self-confessed sports fanatic whose life has centred around sport. 

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Murray Deaker

Murray Deaker's direct and sometimes controversial style has won him many awards including the Best Sports Presenter at the Radio Awards seven times and was a finalist on 10 other occasions. 

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Miriama Kamo

Miriama Kamo is a highly experienced journalist and television presenter. Best known for hosting "Sunday". "20/20" and "Kiwi Living"

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Mike Puru

Mike spent nearly two decades working at The Edge radio station before presenting The Bachelor and is currently a co-host of TV3's The Cafe.

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Steven Bradbury

Gliding over the finish line at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games saw Steven’s name etched into the history books. Skating in the 1000m final and in fifth place, the unthinkable happened. The race favourite and the other three skaters ahead of Steven, fell in a tangle of skates and arms and legs on the ice. Leaving the path clear for Steven, he glided across the finish line in first place and became the first ever Australian to win a Winter Olympic Gold Medal!

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Russell Harrison

From taking the stage at the tender age of 9, Russell Harrison has become one of the most recognised entertainers in New Zealand.

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Ronny Phillips

As a high profile radio personality for nearly 30 years, the Voice of Waikato Stadium and over 20 years in the entertainment industry fronting events, Ronny has everything you need to M.C. your next function.

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Mike Hosking

Mike Hosking is a well known radio host and television presenter.

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Duncan Garner

Prior to this he co-hosted a number of political and news shows on TV3, and was a 3News political reporter and editor for over 10 years.

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Martz Witty

He uses real life examples to show the things that work and the things that don't work. Martz gives great take home value.

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Martin Devlin

Martin hosts his own sports radio show, was a regular panellist on "Game of Two Halves" and in 2010 hosted TVNZ's coverage of the Football World Cup in South Africa and in 2011 was named Sports Broadcaster of the Year.

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Louise Pagonis

For over twenty years she worked at TVNZ as a newsreader and weather presenter. 

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Lindsey Dawson

Lindsey Dawson is an award-winning magazine editor who has created three major women's titles in her career - More, Next and Grace.

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Kim Hill

Kim has had a long career in radio with time also spent in television. With her background in journalism, her forte' is in interviewing and getting to the heart of the subject. Kim is an excellent debater and facilitator.

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John McGrath

As Founder and Executive Director of McGrath Limited, he took McGrath Estate Agents from a lounge room start-up in 1988 to one of Australia's most successful residential real estate groups, listing McGrath Limited on the Australian Stock Exchange in November 2015.

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Geoff Bryan

Likeable TV sports commentator on all sports, hear some stories of what goes on behind the scenes.

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Peter Feeney

Peter began his career in Stand-up comedy and has kept the faith ever since, performing to great acclaim in the Auckland and Wellington Comedy Festivals in 2005 and 2009. In his work as a Corporate entertainer Peter brings his political antennae and comedic writing - as well as his proven abilities as a character actor. !

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Mike McRoberts

In a career spanning more than 25 years Mike McRoberts is best known for his reporting from some of the world’s most dangerous places.

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Barry Soper

He's been in Parliament longer than all of them so he's earned the right to be irreverent! Barry has been a journalist for nearly 50 years, with over 30 of them spent in the Parliamentary Press Gallery, making him the longest serving member of the gallery and the country’s most experienced political broadcast journalist. 

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Darryl Lovegrove

Darryl has been wowing corporate, theatrical and event audiences for over 20 years with his powerful voice and charisma. Having a truly talented singer who can perform in almost any musical style and also skilfully MC an event is a sure-fire way to keep your guests well entertained.

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Greg Ward

After Dinner     Other     Comedic     Corporate     Facilitator     Comedian     Hoax     Musician or Band     Voice

With a background in business, acting, and musical performance, Greg is the consummate professional, regularly receiving outstanding feedback and multiple repeat bookings. A popular MC for conferences, awards events, gala dinners and exhibitions throughout New Zealand and Australia, Greg tailors his skills to suit each specific event. 

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Grant Walker

Well known Wellington radio announcer and former Lotto presenter. One of New Zealand’s most professional Master of Ceremonies.

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Geoff Wake

He works with people who are ready for change, ready to take things to the next level and with a desire to be the best they can be. Geoff's clients want to live and work intentionally, blow out excuses and limiting emotions, cope better with the life’s challenges and tap into their most resourceful states to unleash their full potential. 

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Geoff Dolan

Geoff has established himself as an extraordinary conference and product host, as either an MC or character facilitator. He has the ability to add energy to those long presentations through ‘ice-breaker’ interludes, team building activities, and his interaction between you and your venue personnel.

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Frankie Stevens

Frankie is both an excellent M/C as well as a world class entertainer, and is more than happy to do one role or both. Frankie can perform on his own for a 30 – 40 minute show using backing tapes; can bring in a female singer like Tina Cross or Jackie Clarke and dancers if required, or have live backing band – he is very flexible and will fit in with your requirements.

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Dick Tayler

Dick Tayler has an inspirational story with amusing anecdotes and poignant messages.

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David Nottage - CSP

He is also a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional).

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Dame Susan Devoy

Hear from this four times World Champion and eight times British Open Squash Champion.

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Ian Fraser

Former head of TVNZ after a long career in the media.

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Carol Hirschfeld

From 1998-2005, Carol Hirschfeld delivered the nation's evening news on TV3, with co-anchor John Campbell. Before fronting TV3's news, Carol had spent much of her time directing and producing the program.

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Bruce Hopkins

Bruce started in Limbs Dancers, has appeared in many television and theatre productions over the last 20-odd years and was the character of Gamling in the Lord of the Rings. Bruce has also been a professional MC for over 15 years.

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Brian Edwards

Brian Edwards has been an intellectual provocateur since he first came to prominence on New Zealand television in the sixties. He is a broadcaster probably best known for his National Radio’s “Top of the Morning” show, is an author and was host of the TV Show ‘Give us a Clue’. Brian now runs a media-training consultancy with his wife, writer Judy Callingham and was the author of Prime Minister Helen Clark’s book.

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Brett Rutledge

Few speakers offer the dynamic versatility of Brett Rutledge and the ability to be equally effective in both the business speaking and entertainment roles. Brett has a separate profile for his public speaking

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Billy Graham

Billy Graham's presentations are 'punchy', 'lively' and 'fun'. He is full of energy and his humourous presentations are always memorable.

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Bill Ralston

Bill is a journalist, broadcaster, and media personality, active in television, radio and print. He has worked as a political correspondent, fronted the television arts show Backch@t, and was the head of news and current affairs at TVNZ from 2003 to 2007.

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Bill James CSP

Bill has an amazing record as a sales person, networker, managing and in generating referrals and has held positions as Sales and Branch Managers. He delivers keynote addresses, workshops and is an experienced MC and trainer.

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Guyon Espiner

Guyon is a very experienced interviewer and facilitator and confident in a live environment. He has interviewed subjects from US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd, US Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell, Economist and Climate Change Expert Lord Nicholas Stern, Australian Foreign Minister Steven Smith, India’s Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, New Zealand Cabinet Ministers, the heads of the Reserve Bank and Treasury and New Zealand business leaders. He has worked on both the award winning Q+A (Best Current Affairs show at the Qantas Media Award in 2009) and Agenda and has extensive experience in print media both in NZ and overseas.

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Jason Gunn

Most well known as a Television Presenter, Jason Gunn was also the host of ‘The Rich List’, ‘Wheel of Fortune’ and the front man for ‘Dancing with the Stars’ for five years. He is also an actor, a musical entertainer, celebrity and motivational speaker.

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Michele A'Court

After Dinner     Comedic     Corporate     Facilitator     Comedian     MC

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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Linda Guirey

Linda Guirey is one of the most respected and sought-after experts on ‘Mindset’ and changing the way we think. She is an inspiring and compelling international speaker and trainer, who transforms and inspires people and organisations from the inside out.

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Melodie Robinson

Former Black Fern player and part of the twice winning women’s World Rugby Team, now a sports commentator with Sky Sport, she can be seen on television – fronting it with the guys.

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Mark Leishman

Well known television presenter and Master of Ceremonies

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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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Mark Hadlow

After Dinner     Comedic     Corporate     Facilitator     Comedian     Hoax

A veteran of stage, television and screen, Mark Hadlow has had a varied career in entertainment.

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Mark Ferguson

After Dinner     Comedic     Corporate     Facilitator     Comedian     Hoax

Well known for his TV appearances, Mark is an hilarious theatresports actor and with his acting partner could put together an interactive hilarious act for you.

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Mark Bunting (Bunty)

Comedic     Corporate     Facilitator     Voice

Mark Bunting started life as a primary school teacher, before moving into television presenting and radio announcing. He is a fun, funny but professional MC, public speaker and presenter.

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Linda Clark

Linda Clark was one of New Zealand’s most influential journalists and interviewers when in 2006 she retired from Radio New Zealand’s Nine to Noon programme to take up studying for a law degree. A long time political editor, she is still in demand as a political commentator. These days she works at one of Wellington’s largest public law firms. Her clients include some of the country's biggest corporates and state owned enterprises.

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Jayne Kiely

Jayne one was of NZ's top track and field athletes before retiring and turning her hand to television presenting. Jayne is a professional and warm M/C.

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Leah Panapa

Well known radio personality, Leah Panapa has over 20 years broadcasting and MC experience

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Kevin Milne

Of “Fair Go” fame, Kevin has many amusing anecdotal experiences of his dealings over the years with different consumer related problems.

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Kerre McIvor

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

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John McBeth

A man of many words - when it comes to sport - John has been a prominent sports commentator for over thirty years. 

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John Hawkesby

Winner of six Mobil Radio Awards for excellence in broadcasting and winner of awards for best TV presenter. Former news presenter for both One News and 3 News and host of It’s in the Bag. Since leaving the broadcasting industry, Hawkesby has been active in the NZ wine scene as a judge and reviewer.

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Jesse Mulligan

A former PR professional, Jesse is a popular MC choice thanks to his corporate-friendly wit and charm; he's hosted some of New Zealand's most prestigious awards ceremonies and continues to receive fantastic feedback from clients across a range of industries. 

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Scotty Stevenson

After Dinner     Sport     Comedic     Corporate

His relaxed and humourous approach makes him a highly sought after MC and after dinner speaker.

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