Te Radar MC/Entertainer Profile


Versatile Award Winning Hybrid Entertainer

Te Radar is one of the most recognised entertainers and personalities in New Zealand. Whether as a stand up comedian, documentary maker or the fusion of both in his keynote speeches, he is as gregarious as he is accomplished. Having won just about every New Zealand comedy award from the Fred Award to the Billy T Award for excellence in comedy, he also has a myriad of accolades in documentary making from the Qantas Awards in Film and Television to the NZ Television Awards. In 2018 he received an honorary Master of Arts degree from Wintec for his contribution to Media and Entertainment. Witty, engaging and well-informed, Te Radar is a sought-after keynote speaker, with an ability to knowledgeably host diverse events across the Agricultural, Engineering, Science, Media, Arts, Medical, Environmental and Academic sectors.


Te Radar wanted to be a war correspondent when he was a kid. He wanted to tell historical stories he didn’t see being portrayed. Naturally, he went to drama school, coming out full force in the comedy scene before diving into documentary making. In the course of his career Te Radar has dived with sharks, narrowly avoided a rabbit while racing a Formula 3 car at 200kph, plunged into the frozen Ross sea in only a skimpy pair of togs and interviewed Yassar Arafat under the watchful eye of gun-toting Palestinian soldiers.

Te Radar does not profess to be someone on the hero’s journey. He enjoys life, has the ability to say yes to anything and wants to share it all with people. He is a story teller and his goal is to make all his work thought provoking, entertaining and joyous.


Taking years of comedy and improv experience and bringing that together with his love for documentary making, Te Radar brings a sense of joy to his keynotes with a delicate dance between irreverence and creating a safe and comfortable space. His testimonials often mention his flexibility, authenticity, and compassion for the audience.

When making documentaries Te Radar is meeting fascinating people doing incredible things and empowering them to feel comfortable to talk by quickly creating a rapport. This transforms his keynote speaking with a personal touch. He is often on the ground with his audience, sitting and chatting with them. He then has the ability to incorporate these conversations and ideas into his presentation bespoke to the organisation. His unique keynotes assert a high probability that what he pulls out of their context will be relevant yet unexpected.

Te Radar emphasises that human stories are universal; we are a species that relate to each other. Using stories he loves, he shares a broader message about life, while being funny, entertaining, and serious when needed, following through on the emotional connection within these stories and leaving his audience heard, uplifted, and entertained.






Auckland, New Zealand


After Dinner Speaker, Comedy Host, Compere/MC, Debator, Judge, Keynote Speaker, Live Performance Host, Mimic & Impersonator, Panellist, Speech Writer


Adventure, Advertising, Author, Broadcasting, Conservation / Environment, Current Affairs, Fashion, Film & Television, Food & Wine, Gardening, History, Intrepid Travel, Literature / Books, Music, Politics & Advocacy, Quiz Shows, Race Relations, Satire, Stand up comedy, Theatre, Travel

Speaking Topics

additionally has the ability to cater to clients theme/ topic for the event, agribusiness, Business, Motivational Speaker, New Zealand history, “I am New Zealand’s worst television gardener”: how failure equals success, “Potato salad, road rage, and night work”: the less publicised aspects of climate change

Event Highlights

2024ACH Consulting 50th Anniversary Celebration, ACH Consulting - MC
2024Ballance Ex West Coast, Ballance Agri-Nutrients - MC
2024Marton Harvest Taste Festival, Rangitikei District Council - MC

Testimonials (4)

Debbie Paardekooper | Business Development Manager

Te Radar was an absolute professional at our awards evening. He was incredibly easy to work with and displayed a remarkable ability to make last-minute changes seamlessly. We love collaborating with him and truly appreciate the invaluable experience he brings to the events we work on together. Te Radar's charismatic presence and ability to engage the audience made the evening unforgettable. His infectious enthusiasm ensured that the energy level was consistently high, and we received nothing but positive feedback from our guests. We genuinely value his expertise and look forward to many more successful collaborations in the future. Te Radar's contribution made our awards evening a night to remember, and we can't recommend his services highly enough.

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