Mark Sainsbury

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Mark Sainsbury
Top Skills
  • After Dinner Speaker
  • Compere/MC
  • Debator
  • Judge
  • Keynote Speaker
Top Interests
  • Broadcasting
  • Current Affairs
  • Film & Television
  • Food & Wine
  • Interviews


TV & Radio Presenter, MC, Live Host, Journalist

Mark Sainsbury, born, bred and still residing in Wellington, is one of the countries most experienced journalists. Former host of TVNZ's Close Up Programme and three times Qantas award winning presenter he has held all the major roles in New Zealand Television journalism and interviewed world figures from every spectrum including every New Zealand Prime Minister and opposition leader since Rob Muldoon. When hes not reporting on major world events he indulges in his passion for classic cars and bikes, food and wine. Mark Sainsbury hosts Morning Talk from 9am-midday on RadioLIVE.

Testimonials (6)

  • NZ SPATIAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS - MC - 27 NOVEMBER 2014 "The evening was a great success. It all went very smoothly, and as ever, Mark is the ultimate professional and was in his element conducting the evening. He also helped out with the video interviews in the afternoon, which were a great hit when shown during the evening." Raynor Redman, Paardekooper and Associates
  • THE MERCURY BAY INFORMER - SPEAKER - JULY 18 2014 "Mark spoke about the people who made the biggest impression on him and those he, for a variety of reasons wouldn't forget. From the sad tale of a widow of and asbestos victim, the death of Princess Diana, travelling with Sir Edmund Hillary to the funny antics of NZ Prime Ministers, guests heard a snap-shot of stories from Sainsbury's 30 year career in television broadcasting. Guests commented that Mark had charismatic charm and thoroughly enjoyed listening to his stories and chatting to him afterwards" Stephan Bosman, The Mercury Bay Informer
  • Mark; thank you so much for MCing our Gala Dinner. The feedback we have received has been fantastic & people found you very engaging & entertaining. You made the process of the awards so much easier & the interacting with sponsors, award nominees & the audience was fantastic. Once again thank you you did a fantastic job.
    — CANDICE VAN DYK - RFUANZ Gala Dinner April 2017
  • GISBORNE REGIONAL WINE AWARDS - MC - 23 MAY 2014 "Each year with the objectives of lifting the calibre of the Gisborne Regional Wine Awards, we aim to include extra pizzazz and Mark brought an added lift to the event. He was extremely professional, flexible, and willing to run with any changes on his feet. A great host greeting and meeting our guests at the door and staying on to chat amongst the crowd. A real dream for an event manager - thanks!" Prue Younger, Competition Director
  • BRISCOES 150 GALA EVENT - MC "Mark Sainsbury was the MC at our Briscoes 150 Year Gala event. The event, with over 600 key suppliers, was the highpoint of our 150 year celebrations. Mark was an exceptional MC in every aspect. He quickly grasped our needs as a client and his experience was invaluable in our event planning. As an MC on the night, he was professional, confident, funny - with a great sense of the moment. He put our guests at ease - and gave our event 100 per cent, from the opening moments, to the close of a wonderful evening. Thoroughly recommend him." Alister Wall, Deputy Managing Director, Briscoe Group
  • 2016 SOLGM Gala Dinner MC 14 April 2016 Mark was both very professional and very easy to work with and I had lots of positive feedback from guests during the evening. Id have no hesitation in recommending him as an MC to others. Jeanette Bullen Manager, Marketing and Communications NZ Society of Local Government Managers (SOLGM)

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