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

additionally has the ability to cater to clients theme/ topic for the event, agribusiness, 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

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 (36)

Resolve Group 20th Anniversary 2022

Te Radar was professional, friendly, funny, helpful, humble, thoughtful and used his initiative to help me with things I hadn’t even thought of, and ensured that our presentations ran smoothly – it was such a relief to me to work with someone so down to earth and friendly especially in his capacity. His content was funny and interesting for our audience and we cannot fault anything he did – he was wonderful on all accounts the whole night long! We cant thank him enough and will definitely recommend him and remember him fondly for years to come.

Lauren Johnson-Pene | Executive Assistant

Resolve Group