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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.

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.

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.

Winner of “Female Comedian of the Decade” at the 2010 NZ Comedy Guild Awards, Michele A’Court is a fulltime professional stand-up comedian and freelance writer. Her work turns up everywhere - on stage, television, radio; in newspapers and magazines - and she is in demand as a comic, an event MC, and also as a social commentator across all media.

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.

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

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

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

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

In 1996 David became the first New Zealander to ever win the prestigious Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking title. David is an entertaining, motivational speaker.

Denis’ experience encompasses restructuring businesses, doing one-on-one mentoring and coaching of CEO’s and management teams, devising and implementing high-level business strategies, turning managers into leaders, helping companies to analyse operations, develop and implement change management strategies and return organisations to sustainable profitable long-term growth. He is an informed and entertaining speaker.

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.

This man is legendary for his forward thinking visionary ideas. Still at the forefront of technology and in demand throughout the world, Gordon has had amazing foresight into the shape of things to come in the future both in the business and educational sectors. Few people have packed as much experience into their lives as Gordon Dryden. - He worked on the documentary “Where to Now” which looked at problems of the future in work, education, health etc.

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.

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.

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.

A man of many words - when it comes to sport - John has been a prominent sports commentator for nearly thirty years. He began his impressive rugby commentating career at Carisbrook in Dunedin in the late 70's, and then, on shifting to Wellington, he became the country's top commentator with Radio New Zealand. A move to TVNZ in late 1992 saw him form a formidable and popular partnership with Keith Quinn, which continued through till the last rugby World Cup.

Josh Kronfeld is a former rugby representative of Otago, the Highlanders and Leicester at first-class level, as well as being one of the more memorable All Blacks of the 1990's. During his international career, Kronfeld played in 56 games for the All Blacks, gaining 54 test caps, including appearances at both the 1995 and 1999 Rugby World Cups.

Kerre hosts a nightly talk back show on 1ZB and has her own ‘Kerre’s CafÚ’ radio show on a Sunday morning. Kerre is very funny and ‘down to earth’, and is an excellent entertaining speaker, debater and M/C

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.

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.

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

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.

Nicky is an experienced business woman, consultant, facilitator and coach. Nicky has assisted many organisations in aligning individuals and teams towards building resilient and sustainable ways of working. She delivers tailored workshops in resilience, authentic leadership, communication and coaching skills and building high performing teams.

Paul has been the resident radio commentator at Carisbrook since 1993 and is known to many as the “Voice of Carisbrook”. Over 14 seasons Paul has called many famous Otago and All Black victories from the commentary box – a position he regards as the best seat in the house.

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. !

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

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

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