Alison Mau


Journalist, TV & Radio Host, Speaker, MC, Presenter

With more than 20 years at the top of the television news and current affairs in New Zealand, Alison Mau is one of the country’s most recognised and respected faces. In two decades at TVNZ, Alison hosted a wide-variety of shows including Newsnight, TVNZ Breakfast, Fair Go, Seven Sharp and One News at Six.

After a successful stint in radio, Alison (Ali) swapped broadcasting for her original passion - investigative journalism, and now heads the #MeTooNZ investigative team at NZ’s most-read news site,, as well as writing the masthead current affairs column for the Sunday Star Times. In May 2021, her work was honoured with the top prize of Reporter of the Year at the Voyager Journalism Awards.

Alison’s skills from television, radio and journalism transfer seamlessly to her MC and speaking work. Clients are regularly delighted by her relatability and capacity to engage even the largest of audiences, which is one of the reasons she is in such high demand. As well as decades of experience hosting New Zealand’s most glamorous events, Alison has made a speciality of conference MCing, with some of the best live interview and panel discussion skills in the country. She is a sought-after keynote speaker thanks to expertise in diversity and social cohesion topics; perfect for conferences and team gatherings.


Auckland, New Zealand


Compere/MC, Live Performance Host, Panellist


Broadcasting, Current Affairs, Fashion, Food & Wine, Health & Lifestyle, Interviews, Research, Travel

Testimonials (13)

International Women's Day - April 2021

We were incredibly fortunate to have Ali Mau lead our International Women’s Day 2021 staff event. Ali’s connection with the 2021 theme ‘Choose to challenge’ was prevalent as Ali shared her story and reasons for setting up the #MeTooNZ movement, as well as the impact on her and others. Ali was warm, approachable and friendly prior to, during, and after the event. Attendees valued Ali’s openness as well as her mahi in this important area. Thank you Ali!

Nikki Thomas | Director, Organisational Development and Wellness

University of Waikato