Jim Kayes


Journalist, Presenter, MC, Speaker

Jim Kayes’ media career spans more than 25 years, during which he’s worked as a broadcaster, journalist and MC. Jim is a huge sports enthusiast with a deep and broad knowledge of many codes. His career has seen him work as a sports presenter for The Paul Henry Show, along with other TV3 shows. Jim has followed the All Blacks around the world for 17 years, reporting on countless games and World Cups. He has also proved himself a versatile journalist with a solid background in general current affairs. He is a regular columnist for Newsroom, and has interviewed some of NZ’s most respected faces, from former All Blacks coach Sir Graham Henry to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Jim also blogs fortnightly about his career journey and personal life as a father on thisNZlife. Jim’s easy-going style, sense of humour and natural charm make him a great fit for all occasions.


Auckland, New Zealand

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After Dinner Speaker, Compere/MC, Host


Broadcasting, Current Affairs, Sport


Waihi Beach Surf and Life Saving Fundraiser.

MC'd event with All Blacks legend Sir John Kirwan, All Blacks great Grant Fox, Olympic golfer Ryan Fox and Warren Gatland the former All Black now coaching Wales and the British and Irish Lions.