Clarke Gayford


MC, Speaker, Adventurer & DJ

After graduating from NZ Broadcasting School, Clarke Gayford created student show Cow TV. Presenting gigs followed for music channel C4, United Travel Getaway, and Extraordinary Kiwis. In 2016 he swapped his radio mike for a speargun to launch Fish of the Day, a Choice TV show about his lifelong passion. In 2017 Gayford became NZ’s 'first bloke', when partner Jacinda Ardern became Prime Minister.

When not spearfishing, Gayford has filled in as a host on Seven Sharp and been an occasional guest on Radio New Zealand's The Panel. He has MCed at events from the Sustainable Coastlines Auction Ball to the Rhythm and Vines Music Festival.


Auckland, New Zealand


Compere/MC, Judge, Live Performance Host, Panellist, Speech Writer


DJ/Music, Film & Television, Fishing, Food & Wine, Music, Travel

Testimonials (7)


Clarke was just great. Easy to work with and the audience really enjoyed him. I too enjoyed working with him and believe he was the perfect MC for our event. The night was fantastic and all went to clockwork. Everyone is buzzing after the night. So Clarke is a very talented MC and I would recommend him to anyone running an awards programme.~Mike Manson