Te Radar


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

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After Dinner Speaker, Broadcaster, Celebrity, Comedy Host, Compere/MC, Debator, Documentary, Field Presenter, Improvisor, Journalist, Judge, Keynote Speaker, Live Performance Host, MC / Stage compere, Mimic & Impersonator, Panellist, Radio Host, Reality/Entertainment Host, Speech Writer, Television


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

2022iSANZ Awards 2021, iSANZ Charitable Trust - MC
2022NZ Young Farmer of the Year Series 2022, New Zealand Young Farmers - MC
2022Water NZ Conference, Avenues Conference & Event Management - MC

Testimonials (33)

Water NZ Conference 2022

Te Radar is a true professional and a fantastic Conference and Dinner MC – he makes my life a lot easier and would highly recommend using him for your event.

Charlotte Carr | Event Manager

Avenues Event Management