Te Radar MC/Entertainer Profile


MC, Satirist, Speaker, Writer, TV Personality

With a string of awards, including the country’s highest accolades for television and comedy, Te Radar is one of New Zealand’s most recognised entertainers and presenters. He has an extensive career in documentary making, writing, stage and screen directing, as well as being a celebrated

comedian and satirist. Some of the remarkable adventures Te Radar has embarked on include diving with sharks, plunging into the frozen Ross Sea, interviewing Yassar Arafat under the watchful eye of gun-toting Palestinian soldiers, and being stung by a scorpion (in a rather awkward place). His passion for and knowledge of the untold stories of New Zealand history inspired his critically-acclaimed 2017 TVNZ series Te Radar's Chequered Past.

A natural raconteur, Te Radar is a sought-after keynote speaker, awards host, MC and moderator. His diverse talents mean he can host events across a wide range of sectors; agricultural, engineering, science, arts, media, medical, environmental and academic – his versatility is astonishing. The ideal host for panel discussions, onstage interviews and all-round MC duties, Te Radar’s performance is always erudite, witty and well-informed, no matter the forum or format.






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, Quiz Shows, Race Relations, Satire, Stand up comedy, Theatre, Travel

Speaking Topics

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

Event Highlights

2022Carbon & Energy Professionals NZ Conference 2022, Forum Point2 - MC
2022Hawke'ss Bay Young Fruit Grower of the Year, Hawke's Bay Fruitgrowers Association - MC
2022iSANZ Awards 2021, iSANZ Charitable Trust - MC

Testimonials (34)

Reset 2022

We engaged Te Radar to entertain our farming clients at our annual dinner. The way he captivated the audience with his wit and general knowledge of farming was exceptional. It was a great night had by all and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. I can not recommend him highly enough.

Jeff Riordan | General Manger

Rural Service Centre