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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.
From the Kiri Te Kanawa homecoming concert (thought to be the biggest classical concert every staged) to a variety of pageants, product launches, trade promotions, awards presentations and concerts, Tom displays professionalism, dedication and an energy level that earns him overwhelming praise as a Master of Ceremonies.
Dr Tom Mulholland is an Emergency Department Physician at Auckland Hospital, a lecturer in Psychological Medicine at Auckland clinical school, teaching medical students, founder of the Healthy Thinking Institute and developer of global well-being App KYND (Know Your Numbers Dashboard).
Evening Post cartoonist and writer, Tom Scott is a satirical cartoonist, columnist and entertaining speaker who pokes fun at political and topical issues.
Tom Sharplin is one of New Zealand’s most renowned rock legends. Tom made his mark on the Kiwi music scene in the early 1970’s and has since been regarded as one of the most authentic rockers of his time.
The line-up consists of 4 members with both female and male vocals and light percussion, guitar, keyboards, saxophone and all the band members sing. They can also do a 3 piece line-up.
The Scaffolding which Tony scales to present from are a stunning start to the roller coaster of emotions which Tony takes you through ,you will LAUGH you will CRY and you NEVER FORGET TONY CHRISTIANSEN!!
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.
Rollicking good Kiwi entertainment with fun, frivolity, music, comedy and heaps of interactive audience participation. Let Trev and Trev entertain your conference or event.
Their mix of everyone's retro favourites, lively delivery and utmost professionalism has seen Union become the darlings of the Corporate crowd. Union have the knack of enticing even the most reluctant of partygoers on to the dance floor. As a 6 piece band, Leza shares vocals with Caroline, from Sweden, seen as Shakira on Stars in their Eyes.
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.