The former captain of the All Blacks still has a high profile from his battle with cancer, his charity appearances and his work with prostate cancer awareness.
Carol Hirschfeld is a well known TV personality who transfers her communication skills easily to the podium to MC at a very professional level.
Ginette started her career with her infamous Lyn of Tawa, went on to be a successful actress and television producer and is now a great commentator on life in NZ.
Graeme has faced and won some big challenges. Now in a wheelchair but still producing television programmes. Really nice guy with fascinating stories of fishing, bear hunting etc
He also has a keen interest in food, and reviews restaurants for Metro magazine. A former PR, 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 A+ feedback from clients across a range of industries.
John Anderson is one of those people you meet that is inspiring, humourous and you remember his story long after you have heard it. You will find him funny, interesting and astute.
A builder for 19 years, Cocksy has also worked as a building consultant on Hot Property, Groundforce, Changing Rooms and April's Angels. Other TV roles have included the first Celebrity Treasure Island (which he won), Superstar Treasure Island and Cocksy's Day Off.
A great speaker and a really nice person, Keith has watched the rise and fall of many of our sporting teams during his years as a sports commentator for Olympic and Commonwealth Games.
A hugely experienced speaker and accomplished story-teller – Kevin is the author of three books (including the award winning ‘Oarsome Adventures of a Fat Boy Rower’) and now a presenter on the hit TVNZ documentary series ‘First Crossings’ – he will take your audience on a fast-paced unforgettable journey toward high performance.
Of “Fair Go” fame, Kevin has many amusing anecdotal experiences of his dealings over the years with different consumer related problems.
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.
Sophisticated multi-cultural comedy on topical issues.
Rod was Editor of the Business Herald section of the New Zealand Herald, 1997-2000, and is an adjunct professor in the Business School at Unitec. He has won numerous media and journalism awards and is a very knowledgeable business speaker with a lay touch. Rod uses his skills in journalism, management and leadership to help New Zealanders face some tough economic challenges and seize some exciting business opportunities.
The Bug Man, Ruud is equally at home, talking about human or insects – in fact he draws interesting parallels in their lives.
His coaching and motivation of the World Champion Seven's side has made him a legend in the sport. He has four Commonwealth Games Gold Medals to prove it!
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.
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.
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
Aaron Fleming is an Ironman, New Zealand’s Olympic Games torchbearer, an author, and one of New Zealand’s youngest speakers with one of the most moving tales you will ever hear …At 16, Aaron was a promising gymnast when his lung collapsed and had to undergo many surgeries to save his life. He was told he would never again be physically active. Following the grueling surgery and the devastating news, Aaron got addicted to his painkillers and suffered from severe depression. After hitting rock bottom, he decided to turn his life around. He went off his painkillers, finished school and went on to finish a degree in Science and Commerce specialising in Environmental Studies. He then discovered Ironman. Aaron's story is gripping, emotional and truly inspirational. He can talk about change, overcoming adversity, goal setting and perseverance.
From Masterton to Monaco on a motorbike is a long tough ride. Aaron competed in 229 World Superbike races and has stood on the World Superbike podium 87 times. He also won the gruelling Suzuka 8 hour endurance race three times in a row and that has set a record for the most consecutive wins in this important race in Japan. The journey to the top of the World Superbike racing world was an improbable one, made possible by sheer grit to overcome all obstacles in his path.
Alister Brown - chef, TV presenter, writer and Wellington restaurant-owner - is one of the best known faces of New Zealand cuisine. With his Wellington business partner restauranteur Steve Logan, Brown has been co-owner of the capital’s celebrated Logan Brown Restaurant & Bar since 1996. Logan Brown received New Zealand’s highest restaurant honour - Cuisine Restaurant of the Year - in 2009.
Auckland based Irish Comedian Alan McElroy is a regular MC and Comedian at Auckland's Classic Comedy Bar.
Former ballroom dancing champion, presenter on TV One’s Good Morning and judge on Dancing with the Stars. Alison is the morning host on an Auckland radio station and is a cheeky but professional MC, she also tells some amusing stories as an after dinner speaker.
Former CEO of Business In The Community, Alison is a great believer in the Mentoring Programme and how it is helping small businesses to survive and grow. Alison has served as a Judge on the WestpacTrust business Excellence Awards in the North Shore and Manukau for three years, has served as President of the Export Institute, is a Director of Business In The Community and a Trustee of the Equal Employment Opportunity Trust. She is a member of the IOD and Small Business Advisory Group and still acts as a business mentor .
An International Speaker of vast experience, Allison has not only gained respect, but built a powerful brand inspiring high profile companies such as Air New Zealand, Pharmac, Fonterra, Ministry of Justice, Commerce Commission, Wella International, NZI, Lockwood Homes, Drake International, Westpac, The Professionals Real Estate, Works Infrastructure, Tourism NZ, Burger King, to name a few.
For 10 months he was trapped by crushing ice. For 5 months he endured soul-destroying solitude. For 3 months he lived in total darkness. For 1 hour he will have you on the edge of your seat. Explorers are a special breed of people blessed with courage, determination and an instinct for survival.
Alzarae can offer À Popera & Ballads - up to 45 minutes covering Il Divo, Andre Bocelli, Michael Ball, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Musical Theatre. À Jazz and Swing - one or two 45 minute sets covering Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, George Michael and great tunes from the Rat Pack Era. À Party Pop Hits - covers three hours of dance hits from the 70’s, 80’s, 90's and today.
Amanda is best know for her training programmes on how to present yourself, rather than the traditional skills of how to present a speech. She facilitates change in human behaviour and enables people to focus on their fears or self doubts and to work out what is holding them back or blocking their progress. By encouraging people to express their fears she can give them the practical means to move forward and present themselves well.
Andrew Clay is one of New Zealand’s best stand up comedians, and he should be, he’s be doing it for longer than just about anybody else. He first stood on a comedy stage at the Sydney Comedy Store on February the 7th 1990 having left his comfortable career as a sales rep his home town of Auckland New Zealand. For the next 4 and half years he learnt his craft in the unforgiving world of the Australian Stand Up Comedy scene often battling drunken yobbos, halfwit hecklers and disinterested bar patrons who just wanted to watch the footy …. and that was usually just the management