Speakers

Appearances

Alison Leonard

Former ballroom dancing champion and judge on Dancing with the Stars and presenter on Good Morning, Alison is now a 10.00-2.00pm host on a popular radio station.

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Dillon Boucher

Dillon played over 100 games for the NZ Mens Basketball Team (Tall Blacks) between 1989 and 2008. These include an Olympics, a Commonwealth Games and three World Championship including the memorable tournament in 2002 where NZ finished fourth. He has had 16 international tours with the team. With the NZ Breakers he has won the NBL three years in a row from 2010-11 through to 2012-13.

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Glen Osborne

Born and bred in the back blocks of the Wanganui District, Glen has grown up understanding that to achieve anything you had to work. Glen used these strengths, learnt as a young country lad, to succeed in the rugby world.

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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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John Key Impersonator

Book "Johnny and his Angels" to light up and entertain your event or conference this year.

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Liam Malone

In 2014 he turned his life around after hitting rock bottom while at university. He went onto win two gold medals and a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games. He also broke the previous Paralympic records held by Oscar Pistorius. His times on the track make him New Zealand’s second fastest 400m sprinter ever – legs or not. 

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Matt Watson

Host of the ITM Fishing Show and famous for catching very large fish from very small vessels, Matt Watson has appeared on the David Letterman Show, 60 Minutes and BBC World amongst other shows.

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Nigel Cherrie

For team leader Nigel Cherrie, rowing into Auckland City on 20 January 2011 wasn't just the culmination of a two-month adventure on the Tasman Sea, it was the finish line of a five year journey to achieve a great life-changing goal. Nigel, with team-mates James Blake and Andrew McCowan, passed under the Auckland Harbour Bridge 55 days and two hours after leaving Australia- a 3,300km human-powered voyage. The team endured almost a month of torrid weather on the Tasman Sea, spending approximately 27 days at sea anchor as their 10.5m boat, The Moana, was tossed around by 4-6m seas and winds reaching 50 knots. But the perseverance required to cross the Tasman by oar power and eat cold food when they ran out of gas, was fuelled by five years of pursuing the dream, raising the sponsorship, building a team and overcoming every hurdle imaginable just to cross the Sydney Harbour start line.

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Paul Romhany

International Gold Medal Magic Champion Paul Romhany has entertained the Royal Family of Monaco, performed at the famous Magic Castle in Hollywood and appeared in over 100 countries. He shares his time between New Zealand and North America and is in demand as one of the top acts for high end cruise ships and around the world.

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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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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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Ray McVinnie

Most recently seen as one of the judges on MasterChef NZ, Ray is also a lecturer at AUT, an acclaimed chef, a columnist and food advisor to Cuisine magazine. When it comes to food, Ray knows his onions.

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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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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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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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