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John Hart spent 30 years with Fletchers and ultimately became Group Employee Relations Director, responsible for leading the development and co-ordination of the Human Resource function for Fletcher Challenge’s international operations. John played a major role in the New Zealand Rugby scene in the period 1987-1991 as an All Black Selector and Coach. He is widely acknowledged as the architect of New Zealand’s pre-eminence in Rugby in the late 1980’s. His motivational, man-management skills and vision have been recognised worldwide.
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.
Book "Johnny and his Angels" to light up and entertain your event or conference this year.
All Black Doctor, Warriors Doctor and Clinical Director for an Insurance Company dealing with medical claims.
A man of many words - when it comes to sport - John has been a prominent sports commentator for over thirty years.
Since the early seventies John has been involved in hands-on sales and marketing. He specialises in the areas of networking, building strategic alliances, new client acquisition and client retention, especially in the professional services areas.
A top sports coach with a sports psychology background, John Shackleton shows international business audiences ideas and techniques that exercise and improve the biggest, most powerful muscle in the body: the brain.
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.
Jude Ellis has always been a keen sports fan and has represented her country in two different spots – rowing and women’s rugby. Jude was 21 when she first picked up an oar and was in her second year at Lincoln University. Once she discovered rowing she was hooked, and went on to represent New Zealand in three World Championships.
Julia is the international best selling author of three books, 'Infidelity', 'Suddenly Single' and 'Julia Moore PI' which have been translated and sold around the world. Julia features regularly on television, radio and in print in New Zealand and Australia. Julia's company also offers a wide range of unique services such as locating Blood Parents and Missing Persons and a comprehensive range of Investigation Services including: GPS Vehicle Tracking, Computer Forensics, Mobile Phone Forensics, Covert Camera Surveillance, and Handwriting Analysis.
Pianist/vocalist Julie Mason (B.Mus.) has 20 years experience in the New Zealand music scene. Most renowned as a jazz artist, she has performed extensively throughout New Zealand, appearing at all the major festivals and performing with the country’s foremost jazz musicians. She has performed with top Australia musicians at the Manly Jazz Festival, Sydney and Magnetic Island Tropical Jazz Festival, Queensland. She has been a regular artist at Auckland’s Montana Winter Jazz Series, and has presented sell out concerts at Auckland’s Aotea Centre with “The First Ladies of Jazz”. Julie performs with her own band as a solo, duo with husband Phil Broadhurst, 3 or 4 piece and can do background music or be the main entertainment for the evening, or both.
In ten years representing the All Blacks (81 caps) half back Justin Marshall thrived on the challenge of the competitive arena. His strong willed combative nature combined with his physical strength was often referred to as being like a ‘fourth loose forward’.
Achieving balance on an individual level, she contends, is the key to impacting the company’s bottom line and ensuring success.
Karen Scott is one of New Zealand’s most recognised business women renowned for her determination and passion to succeed in the competitive magazine world. Sales are her strength and Karen’s dream of owning her own magazine began when she found herself fully responsible for two young children and unable to find a publication that provided her with information about the city she was living in for the whole family. In 2003 she created Tots to Teens - a magazine that identified kid friendly locations, shops and events around Auckland. In recognition of her success Karen was named Her Business – (2005) Most Inspirational Role Model AND Best New Business. In 2006, Karen embarked on the next exciting chapter of her adventure by joining forces with Australian-based on-line parenting directory kidspot.com.au
Karen graduated with a BA and Law degree from Victoria University and was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in 1987. While she lived in England in the mid 1980s, she worked as a lawyer in Cornwall and, on her return to New Zealand, she commenced practice as a solicitor with a large legal firm in 1989.
In the early 1990’s Kathy became one of the country’s top producing travel consultants, then later developed her own travel wholesale business with franchised branches. Within a few challenging years she’d “lost the lot”. Kathy is an exceptional woman who has already experienced more in her first forty plus years than many people do in a lifetime and she’s only just getting started!
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.
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
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 has also presented on hit TVNZ documentary series' ‘First Crossings’ and 'Intrepid NZ'. Kevin 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.
Kim is best known for his comic character, superstar celebrity has-been “Vinyl Burns”.
Kurfew is a busy hardworking 4 piece Rock/Pop Covers project which has evolved greatly over their 10 plus years on the "working band" scene.
Starting at the age of 14 Laura Dekker set off on her journey to sail solo around the world with the blessing of her parents, but not of the Dutch government. She completed the journey aged just 16 years old, proving all naysayers wrong.