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His coaching and motivation of the World Champion Seven's side made him a legend in the sport. He has four Commonwealth Games Gold Medals to prove it!
Sir Ray Avery was named the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year 2010. The award recognises Kiwis who make a major contribution to the nation and inspire through their achievements. He was awarded the Sir Peter Blake medal for leadership in the same year. In 2011, Sir Ray was named “most trusted person” in New Zealand.
Sir Tim is a real character and an entertaining speaker. As one of New Zealand’s best known personalities, former concrete contractor Tim Shadbolt caused quite a stir in 1983 when he was elected Mayor of Invercargill and remains in office to this day. Tim’s innovative and creative marketing has attracted investment and people to Invercargill.
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
If you are looking for a broadcaster or MC with excellent credentials, who thrives on live performance and is good at it, then you should seriously take a closer look. Over 20 consistent years in the sports broadcasting game says it all.
Steve’s name is synonymous with many marketing successes, including Tullen Snips, Villa Maria wines and law firm Simpson Grierson. His work at Simpson Grierson was featured as a comprehensive case study in the 1998 Australia/New Zealand edition of Philip Kotler’s marketing textbook. In recognition of his standing within the marketing profession, Steve has been the judge and/or head judge of most marketing awards offered in New Zealand over the past 25 years, including the TVNZ/Marketing Magazine Marketing Awards. He is also well known for his innovation of the Marketing Plan Flow Chart, a simple marketing planning template now used internationally by small and medium sized enterprises
Steve is a NZ international adventure racer and well known as that “Crazy Coast to Coast Guy” and has the nick name GOONey – Goons for short. He has raced the Coast to Coast 15 times and has won it a record 9 times (a record 6 consecutively).
Steven speaks with authority on a wide range of topics. His knowledge of behavioural psychology coupled with 26 years of practical business experience gives Steven the ability to deliver presentations that not only 'hit home' but also provide audiences with sensible ideas for getting positive results. All talks are presented in a sharp manner, punctuated with one-liners, relevant anecdotes and are supported by hard facts and research.
Steven has a wide range of expertise to help your next event be successful and memorable. As a young corporate entertainer he will be able to create an unbelievable experience as he makes the impossible become reality. YHe has performed several times on national television and radio.
If you are looking for something really differnt in terms of entertainment, check our these guys. They are fantastic stilt walkers, clowns, unicyclists and pyrotechnicians
There is no doubt that Stu Wilson is one of the most cherished of former All Blacks and is quite rightly regarded as one of the most gifted and skillful players to pull on the famous black jersey. His impressive All Black career spans 85 matches scoring 50 tries through almost a decade of rugby. He toured to countries such as Scotland, England, Wales, France, Australia, Romania, Argentina and Italy.
Sue coaches achievers from around the world in identifying the keys and strategies to acquire the success, performance and happiness they desire. She shows people that success is not luck, it’s about using your internal and external resources to bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be. She works as a seminar leader and elite success coach and frequently speaks on the international speaking circuit, helping organisations, companies and achievers in NZ, Asia, USA and UK improve their performance and results.
MP since 1999, member of the Green Party and passionate about environmental and women's issues.
Winner of the New Zealand Young Executive of the Year, Southlander of the Year, Direct Marketer of the Year finalist and winner of the World Young Business Achievers award in Beijing China. And that’s just some of the recognition received for this inspiring New Zealander’s dynamic approach to life and business.
She is an accomplished broadcaster who is working as an interviewer and presenter at the National Business Review. The award-winning journalist had a television career of firsts at TVNZ – the first Australia correspondent, the first host of Midday, Breakfast and the 7pm show Close Up. For 15 years she was the regular stand-in for Sir Paul Holmes on the Holmes show.
Sven is a medical practitioner who has specialised in preventative medicine, emotional intelligence, cognitive training and stress mastery. With a background in Sports Medicine, he has run corporate wellness programmes since 1988. He now spends most of his time training executives and professionals in the application of resilience, helping people develop and refine the personal disciplines of success
Against all the odds he took the New Zealand Tall Black Basketball Team into world prominence in the World Championships in USA in 2002. Tab then signed a contract with Basketball New Zealand to stay in New Zealand and coach for the next 4 years. What was his secret weapon for getting such performances from his players.
New Zealand born Tarun Mohanbhai has been doing stand up for over ten years and has performed at various comedy venues and festivals in New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Malaysia, Singapore, USA, Canada and the UK at various comedy venues and festivals.
Taryn is the mistress of disguises. Take a hilarious ride with Amelia Airhead (Hostie with the Mostie), Helen Clark, Nurse Penny Cillon, Diane Fossil (Anthropologist), Cindy Sleekbutt (health guru), or the Queen, for a fun-filled night.
One of New Zealand’s most successful professional athletes, he has been recognised with many accolades, including being named 3 times in the Rugby League World XIII as the best lock in the world. As a businessman Tawera is a very successful property investor. He is also a director of a training company. He had his leg amputated below the knee after a motorcycle accident and competed at the Paralympics.
The Beatgirls present a high energy, fully choreographed and costumed show featuring classic hits from the 60's to the 00's. As they take the stage by storm, an evening of musical and visual excitement unfolds with a string of hits by everyone from The Beatles and Abba to The B52s and Kylie Minogue.
The Lady Killers is a dream team of New Zealand’s finest female singers and entertainers. From a whisper to a scream and everything in between, these divas make beautiful music dripping in harmony.
'The Mermaids' Dance Band are one of New Zealand's most established and esteemed musical lineups, based in Auckland and delivering the perfect party repertoire since 2000, performing mostly high energy music. Featuring three glamorous female vocalists, including well known personality Joe Cotton, Pauline Berry and newest member Tammy "the voice" D'Ath. The band performs a "super-fun" classic and current repertoire, from 1950's rock n roll to 2012 techno, 1970s disco to R & B. Specializing in music for the dance floor, featuring each singer in turn, all is wrapped up in great harmony and gorgeous costumes. The vocalists are accompanied by keyboardist Stuart Pearce, plus guitar. They also frequent adapt to themes and styles as requested. The Mermaids have played at Gala Dinners, Christmas Functions, Fundraiser Balls, Festivals around New Zealand, from Russell to Invercargill, Palmerston North to Nelson to New Plymouth. They have performed at the formal balls at The Chateau, Mt Ruapehu, for the last ten years and recently a ball in Rarotonga. They have performed for most high profile companies in NZ, two Prime Ministers, fashion designers and at an All Black wedding. A musical act that excells in dance music plus fun & spontaneous onstage personalities. Total professionalism, this band has one of the best word-of-mouth reputations in New Zealand.
Providing top of the line entertainment for a wide variety of events. These highly experienced entertainers, comedians and MCs are available as after dinner comedy shows, conferences MCs, trade shows, festivals, corporate functions and events.
X-Set are a very different band from Dunedin. They are suitable for a more formal type of evening. They can put on a cabaret type show (you have a choice of which shows you would like) which is quite unique and different from just a ‘covers bands’ – although they can play that sort of music as well.
Theresa Gattung is a leading New Zealand business personality and author of her best-selling autobiography Bird on a Wire. Named in Fortune magazine’s list of the 50 most powerful women in international business several times since 2002, she was also included in Forbes’ list of the world’s 50 most powerful women across any sphere in 2006.
Tina Cross is a New Zealand icon who conquers every genre she tackles. As a Song Contest winner, Recording Artist, TV Entertainer and Musical Theatre Diva, Tina is truly a Leading Lady of New Zealand Entertainment. In a career spanning more than 3 decades Tina has shared the stage with Sammy Davis Jnr, Tom Jones, Meatloaf, the late Sir Howard Morrison, Stan Walker, Gin Wigmore, Op Shop, Dame Malvina Major amongst others.