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Allison Roe won the Boston (2h 26m) and New York marathons setting records at both in 1981. Her record in breaking Grete Waitz string of wins in New York was a World Record at the time (2h 25.29m). She also won a number of road races in the US including the famous 10k Peachtree Roadrace in Atlanta breaking Mary Decker’s record. Allison represented New Zealand in track and cross country and at the age of 18 as NZ Cross Country champion, led the NZ team to the World Cross Country Championships in Morocco, where they finished second to the USA. She went on to win a number of cross country races internationally in Spain and Japan. Allison also has New Zealand championship gold medals in cycling and triathlon and won the Brazil International Triathlon from a strong field of top performers. She has also won many awards for services to sport including, Member of the British Empire, NZ Sportsman of the Year, Nurmi Awards for Best Female Runner and Best Female Road Racer 1981 and more recently the Abebe Bikila Award presented at the United Nations in 2002.
Star of 1970's television musical shows such as Happen Inn and Sing, Angela was a household favourite before heading off across the Tasman. She has continued to sing on her return as well as act - most notably in the theatre show "Menopause - the Musical"
Ann Andrews CSP is a seriously inspirational entrepreneur who teaches organisations and individuals how to learn, unlearn and relearn so they can face any change and any challenge likely to hit their lives or their business.
Beatrice Faumuina is one of New Zealand's most successful track and field athletes. She has represented New Zealand at the Olympic Games on four occasions, in 1996 (Atlanta), 2000 (Sydney), 2004 (Athens) and 2008 (Beijing). Beatrice was flag bearer for the New Zealand Olympic team in Athens in 2004.
In his two years as President elect and President, Bill and Lorna were based in Evanston, Illinois and travelled about two thirds of the time. They visited 40 countries and Bill spoke to many thousands of Rotarians, saw hundreds of service projects and met many influential leaders.
A past General Manager of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand until 1986, Bill has considerable business experience, is an experienced conference speaker and has produced his own radio programme.
Brendan was appointed as Chief Economist for Westpac in May 2003.
From representing New Zealand at World Life Saving, to running his own computer company and then becoming Managing Director of some of Australasia's most high profile companies.
Bruce is the Strategic Manager for Paragon Risk Ltd, formerly known as The Investigation Bureau. Since leaving the CIB in 1988 Bruce has played a leading role in the security and investigation sectors in New Zealand. Between 1991 & 2002 he grew his own company to be the foremost provider of security site management and corporate investigative services in the country. His humourous and energetic delivery style combined with his in depth knowledge of the issues enable him to give the real story as it relates to New Zealand Businesses. He has an interesting range of topics from retail security to pre-employment vetting, white collar crime, personal safety, loss prevention etc etc.
Has been a Radio Cricket commentator with Radio Sport since 1983.
Mark Allen, know as Bull all around New Zealand and overseas, is a rugby player with a difference.
Charles draws interesting parallels between the booms of the Renaissance and the industrial revolution and the emerging investment themes of today. He is a very interesting person and very involved with the effects of technology on all aspects of our future
Has combined political journalism with political activism for nearly 20 years.
Christian Cullen played most of his rugby at fullback for the All Blacks, for the Hurricanes in the Super 12 and for Manawatu, Wellington at provincial level and later Munster in Ireland
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.
Clive began his career as a Catholic Priest before holding specialist positions in broadcasting, youth leadership training and training young adults in human resources and communication skills.
With hilarious accuracy, Colin will appear as Steptoe, Sam Hunt, Dame Edna, Billy Connolly, Helen Clark, Sylvester Stallone, Jack Nicholson, Benny Hill, The Muppets and many many more, and keep the audience rolling in the aisles with laughter.
Craig Horrocks has extensive experience in corporate and commercial law, with special interest and expertise in the computer, logistics, manufacturing, travel and telecommunications industries.
Craig was previously Performance Coach to the New Zealand Kiwis rugby league team and played a critical role in assisting the team to break a forty-six year old Sydney losing streak in the 2006 Gillette Tri-Series of Rugby League, when the Kiwis defied the odds and predictions by claiming victory over Australia.
Swimming Olympic gold medallist, now mentor and ambassador for the Commonwealth Games Team.
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
The concept behind Trends has its origins back in the 1970s when David Johnson joined journalist and broadcaster Gordon Dryden at Radio Pacific, the pioneering talkback radio station in Auckland. The success of the project led to the formation of a business, which continues and is involved in all types of media and TV businesses.
Doug is a former chairperson of charitable trusts, industry associations, sports and community organisations and founder chairman of local business association, mentor for Businesses in the Community (BITC) for 13 years, Chairman of Manurewa Community Board for 9 years, and deputy Chairman of Licensing Trust for 9 years. He has been a Justice of the Peace for 14 years and has written widely in trade and business publications and taught at tertiary level.
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.
Dynamic presenter, chiropractor, disc jockey, Ironman, University tutor and international speaker, Ed is able to inform and inspire with his unique blend of life experience backed up with 18 years in the medical field. He works with top sports teams including the All Blacks. He helps people achieve balance in their busy lives and realise their potential.
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.