Clarke Gayford


MC, Speaker, Adventurer, DJ

Clarke Gayford is an accomplished broadcaster, presenter and host who has been on television for two decades. While studying at the NZ Broadcasting School, Clarke Gayford successfully pitched his very first TV project, Cow TV, to Dunedin’s Channel 9. He’s worked as a presenter for music channel C4, United Travel Getaway and Extraordinary Kiwis, as well as competing on reality show Treasure Island! Clarke has also hosted and presented on a number of radio channels, including More FM and George FM. However, it’s no secret that Clarke’s life-long passion is fishing, which led him to launch Choice TV show Fish of the Day, which he hosted for over 5 years now. When he’s not spearfishing, Clarke has filled in as host on Seven Sharp and RNZ’s The Panel or being an awesome dad to his daughter Neve. In 2017, Clarke became NZ’s “first-man” when his partner Jacinda Ardern became Prime Minister. A classic Kiwi bloke with a seriously fascinating life, Clarke brings his down-to-earth and fun loving nature to every production he works on.




Wellington, New Zealand


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


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

Testimonials (8)

Auckland Conversations: Our Gift to the Gulf Feb 2

We just wanted to express our huge thanks to you for being our MC at the Auckland Conversations: Our Gift to the Gulf event on Thursday evening.

There were some great discussions/comments/responses to questions between yourself, the panellists and the audience. Your personal connection with the Hauraki Gulf definitely brought a special element to the discussion. While some of the points raised may have been hard for the audience (and everyone) to hear, raising awareness of the issues at hand around the Gulf and what actions need to be taken to restore and regenerate the Gulf was what the conversation was intended to do.

You were awesome at keeping everyone engaged and your abilities as an MC are outstanding. We have had great feedback on the event already! Thank you for keeping the conversation lively and for providing your personal insights on the topic.

Ashley McIntyre | Citizen & Customer Engagement Specialist

Citizen Engagement & Insights

Auckland Council