Kara Rickard MC/Entertainer Profile


Radio & TV Host, MC, Speaker

Kara Rickard loves to talk - and she’s really good at it! She began her career working as a TV production coordinator, where her infectious enthusiasm and fun-loving personality quickly earned her a spot in front of the camera. Throughout her career, Kara has worked as a presenter for Sky Sports and Māori TV, a guest-host on TV3’s The Project and host of George FM’s Breakfast Show, where she hosted the Breakfast Show. Kara’s ever-present charm is accompanied by the skill and laughter she brings to any project. Kara is a huge music fan and is also big on sports, health and wellness. Her media experience and grounded nature make her a perfect host or MC choice for a variety of events.




Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Koata, Tainui


Auckland, New Zealand

Social Links


Compere/MC, Singer


Broadcasting, Film & Television, Food & Wine, Health & Lifestyle, Music, Producing

Speaking Topics

Fighting, Radio, Raising bilingual children, Surviving cancer

Event Highlights

2021Engineering NZ Awards 2021, Engineering NZ - MC


Engineering NZ Awards 2021

Kara was an absolute pleasure to deal and brought a lot of energy to our virtual awards show. She was professional and engaging and able to bring the awards to life even though she was communicating with everyone virtually. Her presentation skills are excellent and being able to incorporate te reo into the awards was extremely important for us. I would highly recommend her for any event where you want to bring personality, warmth and professionalism to the night.

Bryony Lane | Partnerships Manager

Engineering New Zealand