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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

Wayne has excellent skills and tips to show people how to look after themselves in the social environment we find ourselves in today. When home invasions, bag snatching, car jacking and burglaries seems to be on the increase, Wayne will show you show how to train yourself and your children to defend themselves easily. He shares with you some of the simple defensive moves that have helped him keep his clients and their families safe. He can design a session to your time frame and requirements.

William is an accomplished inspirational speaker who doesn’t retell stories, he relives them. 10 years ago, William almost lost his life in a volcanic eruption on Mt. Ruapehu. Doctors noted William’s survival as a miracle. William’s obsession for the outdoors, education and seeing life’s challenges as opportunities to try again have helped him overcome adversity more than once.

Ten years later Yossi returned to the Amazon and made it his home. Working with indigenous forest dwellers for three years they built Cha-la-lan, a model eco-tourism village that inspired the entire Amazon basin and the world. The following decade of his life he dedicated to the treatment and rehabilitation of opiate addicts around the world.

Has successfully turned his hand to several businesses. Alastair’s down-to-earth, no-nonsense approach stems from his dairy farming background. After his daughter’s serious illness, Alistair re-assessed his life, wrote a book and set up “Stand Up and Shout Ltd” which is his vehicle to inspire people to achieve their dreams.

Immensely popular Canterbury first five who are regarded by some in the game including Colin Meads as the finest to wear the number 10 jersey. Off the field, Mehrtens was equally popular because of his pleasant manner, wit and sense of humour.

‘I am already a winner. I won the most important battle of my life – cancer’. ‘Never settle for being average - being there just to make up the numbers is not enough’.

Mark Allen, know as Bull all around New Zealand and overseas, is a rugby player with a difference.

Star of some of our favourite comedy shows: "Pulp Comedy", "Thank God you're here" and "7 days"

Carl's non-threatening observational style of comedy appeals to everyone. He has touched the hearts of thousands of people with his gentle, awkward, self-conscious, relaxed and original approach to comedy.

Clint Brown has been a household name in TV and Radio for 30 years and is most well known for the 17 years he was with TV3.

Prior to that, Dave was the race director of the Ironman Triathlon from 1987 to 1999, the executive director of the Halberg Trust for 17 years from 1988, and the Manager of the New Zealand Black Caps cricket team 2009–11.

Star of 'bro Town, Skitz, Outrageous Fortune and Sione's Wedding

David Kirk has excelled in everything he has put his hand to. A medical doctor, a Rhodes Scholar with a PPE degree from Oxford University and a stellar career as CEO of two of Australasia's largest companies. In NZ he is probably most famous as an All Black Captain, and currently the only New Zealand Captain to lead his team to win the Rugby World Cup.

More than just a completely captivating recount of the day this Special Tasks and Rescue (STAR) Group Police Officer was shot 14 times, in less than 5 seconds, with a high-powered rifle and left lying at deaths door for 3 hours before he could be rescued. This is an exceptionally empowering, remarkably moving and surprisingly funny insight into the human spirit rising above adversity and performing well beyond expectations. This is about a man harnessing the power of optimism, passion, contingency planning, goal setting, dreaming big and the ultimate in resilience to achieve the extraordinary.

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.

Well known cartoonist and entertaining speaker. Garrik has lived in Queenstown for some time and is an excellent controversial speaker.

Radio presenter and commentator, television star, corporate speaker, comic, published poet Gary is one of New Zealand's favourite entertainers.

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

Georgina was born 1957 - part Maori and worked as a stripper and prostitute in Wellington and Sydney before undergoing a full sex change. She has also worked as an actor, publicist and broadcaster.

From African game ranger and expert on lions- to speaking around the world on lessons from the wild. A dynamic and inspiring speaker, Ian believes that teams, and especially business teams, can absorb and learn from the animal kingdom.

Jamie is one of New Zealand’s most sought after management consultants and keynote speakers, is a modern-day pioneer, and has helped thousands of people around the world bridge the gap between strategy, leadership and creating a high-performance culture.

Despite suffering horrific injuries Jason risked his own life to rescue two sisters from the burning wreckage and then gave up his seat on an evacuation aircraft to those he believed were worse off than himself. Returning to Australia with extensive burns, Jason lapsed into a weeklong coma he was administered the last rites but fought back. His determination to survive and win the battle for recovery against his terrible injuries saw him not only make it to his wedding on time and but to once again play Australian football.

A former ABC foreign correspondent and the longest serving reports on Australia's ‘Sixty Minutes” Jeff has been at the forefront of television journalism for ore than 30 years. From war zones to natural disasters to scientific wonders, medical miracles, sporting triumphs to murder most foul, Jeff has delivered some of the most outstanding television the world has seen.

An entertaining speaker. From a teaching career to a life of sport in cricket, Jeremy then returned to University to finish his Masters Degree. A consummate professional.

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