Alison Mau

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Alison Mau
Top Skills
  • Compere/MC
  • Live Performance Host
  • Panellist
Top Interests
  • Broadcasting
  • Current Affairs
  • Fashion
  • Food & Wine
  • Health & Lifestyle


MC, Presenter, TV & Radio Host, Writer

With 20 years at the top of the Television news and current affairs tree in New Zealand, Ali Mau is one of the countryís most recognized and respected faces. In her two decades at TVNZ, Ali hosted shows across the spectrum including Newsnight, Breakfast, One News At Six, Fair Go and Seven Sharp. A fresh direction in 2014 saw Ali at RadioLive, co-hosting a personality-packed three hours every weekday with Willie Jackson. Itís a role thatís allowed her to set her sense of humor, and strong opinions, finally free! Having cut her teeth on daytime talk with Willie Jackson, Ali has moved to hosting RadioLiveís Drive programme, weekdayís 3pm until 6pm. Ali combines fast paced news stories, the latest in finance, entertainment, business and quick-fire talk with people most affected by what's happening in NZ and around the world. Ali has years of experience as MC of some of New Zealandís most glamorous events, and in the past few years has made a specialty of conference MCing, with live interviews a noteworthy skill.

Testimonials (8)

  • QUEENSTOWN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - WOMEN IN BUSINESS CONFERENCE 2014 - MC: I wish to thank you for your significant contribution to our Conference. You were an excellent MC and thank you for your thoughtful and insightful presentation. The Conference was a huge success and made possible by you and the other presenters Ė I very much appreciate how much work goes into preparing your presentation. We have received a tremendous amount of positive feedback from our delegates who report that they have come away inspired by your words and advice, so thank you very much again for taking the time out of your very busy schedule to support the Catalyst for Change Conference.
  • UNITEC - MC - 2011: Ali was the consummate professional: gracious, impressively well prepared, generous with her time, funny, frank, informative and had the audience in the palm of her hand.
  • AUCKLAND AIRPORT'S INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL SUMMIT - MAY 2016 - MC Ali was received well, she's a terrific operator and nothing was too much trouble. Her ability to ad-lib is a real strength. We were delighted with how Ali managed the proceedings particularly the panel discussion, she was totally on point. - Nick Palfrey, Senior Account Manager, Anthem
    — Nick Palfrey, Senior Account Manager, Anthem
  • GABA GALA DINNER - 2011 - MC: I wanted to thank you formally from the GABA Charitable Trust, the GABA Executive and Auction Committee for your wonderful MC'ing on Sunday. We have had unprecedented positive feedback from many people who attended and certainly the reaction on the night was just great!! This is of course due in no small part to you. You are indeed a presenter par excellence!!!
  • REFUGEE AID FUNDRAISER - 2016 - MC Alison Mau was our MC for our Refugee Aid fundraiser at Hopetoun Alpha and she really helped make the night the success it was. Ali was very organised leading up to the event, and on the night she managed to control a very rowdy crowd whilst encourage people to dig deep in the auction and keep the night flowing. She genuinely cares about the refugee crisis and her efforts were very heartfelt and sincere. We hope Ali can be our MC again next year as we totally recommend her to anyone wanting a gifted, professional MC with a great sense of humour. - Jane Ormsby,Trustee Refugee Aid
    — Jane Ormsby,Trustee Refugee Aid
  • KORDIA AWARDS - MC: Thanks for doing an amazing job last night, everyone has been buzzing about what a fabulous event we put together with you. Your glamour and professionalism totally upped the stakes for next year!
  • GLOBAL WOMEN FORUM - MC: have cemented your role with GW. They were just delighted with you. You took control, ran the day brilliantly and had fun as well.
  • THRIVE INTERNATIONAL - MC alongside OSCAR KIGHTLEY: Your management of the event and the segments and more importantly the speakers was very professional. The speakers felt they were respected and given excellent opportunity to present themselves in a more relaxed and friendly light during the Q&A sessions. I was really impressed at how well the two of you (Ali Mau and Oscar Kightly) worked together and bounced ideas around freely. You came across as a well practised team that had been working together for years. You had natural warmth and respect for each other which was obvious. Your ongoing energy through out the day was excellent, I donít think any of us noticed a lag at any stage. You were both incredibly easy to work with, which the whole team really appreciated! The three of us thoroughly enjoyed working with you both and hope we get the chance to do so again in the future.

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