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Evening Post cartoonist and writer, Tom Scott is a satirical cartoonist, columnist and entertaining speaker who pokes fun at political and topical issues.
is a powerful motivational speaker, stockbroker and businessman. He inspires audiences with his passion for achieving against adversity. Crippled at birth and battling dyslexia throughout his childhood, he beat horrendous odds to win numerous national dance titles as a teenager before becoming New Zealand’s first male tap dancing teacher and has recently set a Guinness world record as the fastest tap dancer in the world.
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.
South African born, and now New Zealand citizen, comic Urzila Carlson took to the stage for the first time in 2008 and has since racked up an impressive array of awards for her stand up including ‘Best Female Comedian’ at the 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 NZ Comedy Guild Awards and the coveted TV3 People's Choice Award at the 2013 New Zealand International Comedy Festival.
Vic Hewson was Chief Inspector, Wellington with the New Zealand Police for 25 years. He then moved on to the New Zealand Fire Service as General Manager Human Resources and Marketing. Vic has held various senior positions in large organisations, leadership in operational roles, development of executive leadership programmes, organisational development especially changing organisation culture, mentoring Senior Managers, public speaking, training and development and project management. As an influencer of people he brings energy and an infectious enthusiasm that motivates people to work towards new goals out of a sense of commitment.
Specialising in visual merchandising training and seminars and used by the Retail Merchants Association and many retailers in their quest for new and innovative ideas. Vince specialises in visual display design, store window display, display seminars, exhibitions and signs and is a ‘hands on’ practical presenter. He travels throughout the country for individuals companies and in-house staff training, showing simple ideas and the tricks of the trade.
A master educator, his teaching style is engaging, practical, human and powerful. World leading management thinkers such as Stephen Covey and Edward de Bono praise his work.
Greg Ward and Brett Tutheridge New Zealand's premier after dinner entertainment. They have a number of different shows to entertain and delight conference or event guests
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. In 2007, 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.
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.