Jim Kayes


Journalist, Presenter, MC, Speaker

Jim Kayes’ media career spans over 25 years, he’s worked as a broadcaster, journalist and an MC. Jim has lived a diverse life that’s seen him follow the All Blacks around the world for 17 years. In the past Jim has worked as a sports presenter for The Paul Henry Show and TV3, he’s also a regular writer for Newsroom. Throughout his career he has interviewed some of NZ’s most well-known faces from former All Blacks coach Sir Graham Henry to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. He has an easy-going sense of humour and natural charm which allows him to operate in all levels of society. In his spare time Jim is a father, and according to him, a taxi driver and portable ATM! He discusses his journey as a father of two girls on the blog thisNZlife every second Wednesday. Jim has extensive experience as an MC, host and public speaker - get in touch if you want to book him for your next event.


Auckland, New Zealand

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After Dinner Speaker, Compere/MC, Host


Broadcasting, Current Affairs, Sport


Waihi Beach Surf and Life Saving Fundraiser.

MC'd event with All Blacks legend Sir John Kirwan, All Blacks great Grant Fox, Olympic golfer Ryan Fox and Warren Gatland the former All Black now coaching Wales and the British and Irish Lions.