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

2023Ballance Ex Dinner Series 2023, Ballance Agri-Nutrients - MC
2023Young Farmer of the Year Series, New Zealand Young Farmers - MC
2022ANZCO Livestock Conference, ANZCO Foods - Speaker

Testimonials (38)

Gisborne Engineering Christmas Party

Once is never enough with Te Radar! Having seen Radar MC a number of events previously we engaged Radar to take charge of our 2022 Christmas party. Take charge he did. Radar ensured that all things were in order, took complete control in a most professional manner, and delivered a performance which was both highly entertaining and insightful for our very diverse audience. Radar really did turn our event into a very entertaining and polished presentation which everyone thoroughly enjoyed. For something quite different, we hope Radar will accept our invitation to come and entertain us again next year. That what you get with Te Radar! A real professional.

Peter McArthur | General Manager

Gisborne Engineering Ltd