Dave Currie was Chef de Mission ("leader of the delegation") for the New Zealand team at the Sydney Paralympics. He followed that by being Chef de Mission for the New Zealand team to the Manchester (2002) and Melbourne (2006) Commonweath Games; and for the Athens Olympic Games (2004).
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.
Well known cartoonist and entertaining speaker. Garrik has lived in Queenstown for some time and is an excellent controversial speaker.
Excellent entertaining speaker and M/C, Gary is always funny and always guaranteed not to offend.
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.
Well known actress on stage and television, Ilona is a true professional and an excellent master of ceremonies.
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.
Li Cunxin (pron “Lee Schwunsin”) is a remarkable man borne of a remarkable story. He is a very special speaker who talks passionately and most modestly about his achievements.
In a career of over twenty years with TVNZ she worked as a researcher, reporter, newsreader and presenter on high profile programmes like Fair Go, Eye Witness News and One Network News.
Mark taught middle and senior English for 5 years before deciding to follow his heart into performance.
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.
Martin Snedden is CEO of TIA and is a former cricketer, head of NZ Cricket and head of the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
Former Maori All Black and NZ Sevens Rugby Captain, Matua is also a commentator on Maori Televisions "Code" . Owner of the most famous dreads in rugby.
Sporting commentator. Has stamped broadcasting with his own unique style.