Kanoa Lloyd


MC, Presenter, TV & Radio Host

Gisborne-born Kanoa Lloyd (Ngati Porou) is a rising star of New Zealand broadcasting as well as being a warm, dynamic and versatile event MC.

As one of the hosts of Three’s primetime show The Project, Kanoa graces New Zealand television screens every weeknight at 7pm in the popular current affairs programme that’s renowned for its unique combination of news, information and humour.

Kanoa’s role on The Project sees her delivering pieces to camera, ad-libbing with her co-hosts, chatting with guest panellists and conducting interviews both in studio and in the field and in 2017, she was nominated in the ‘Best Presenter: News & Current Affairs’ category at the New Zealand Television Awards.

Kanoa began her media career as a children’s television presenter on Saturday morning kids’ slot Squirt, while she was still at high school in Dunedin. From there, she joined the presenting team on the long-running after school series Sticky TV and in 2012, she took on her first radio role as the newsreader on top-rating station Mai FM while also working as a TV presenter on Four Live. From 2014, Kanoa was a weather presenter for 3 News and became headline news herself for introducing te reo to the segment.


Auckland, New Zealand

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Landpower Gala Dinner and Awards - August 2018

"Kanoa was so warm, relatable, down to earth and funny. She had clearly researched who we were and made jokes about using our machinery for her lawn. She knew her stuff too – what was supposed to happen when – and ensured the whole night ran smoothly. She really hit the mark with our audience so please pass on our most sincere thanks, she was an absolute pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend her as an MC.”