Te Radar


MC, Satirist, Speaker, Writer, TV Personality

In the course of his career, Te Radar has dived with sharks, narrowly avoided a rabbit while racing a Formula 3 car at over 200kph, plunged into the frozen Ross sea in only a skimpy pair of togs, interviewed Yassar Arafat under the watchful eye of gun-toting Palestinian soldiers, been stung in a rather awkward place by a scorpion, and become (unofficially) New Zealand’s worst television gardener.

With a string of awards including the country’s highest accolades for television and comedy, he is also one of New Zealand’s most recognized personalities.

A natural raconteur, he is a sought-after keynote speaker, awards host, MC, and moderator. His diverse background allows him to knowledgably host events across the Agricultural, Engineering, Science, Arts, Media, Medical, Environmental and Academic sectors. Quick-witted and well-informed, he is an ideal host for panel discussions and onstage interviews.

His particular love for, and knowledge of the untold stories of New Zealand history inspired his latest critically acclaimed TVNZ series Te Radar's Chequered Past. His own diverse past and its stories have become his greatest asset.


New Zealand’s History of Innovation

New Zealand’s Unsung Heroes

Adversity and Opportunity

Celebrating Community

Postcards from Abroad: What The World Can Teach Us

Why The Arts Are More Relevant Than Ever

The Woolshed as Cathedral: New Zealand Architecture

Sustainability and Self Sufficiency

Dengue in Dargaville: Unexpected Effects of Climate Change

Agribusiness: The future of farming/food

And many more: bespoke topics as required, and current topics can be adapted to fit event themes


Auckland, New Zealand

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After Dinner Speaker, Broadcaster, Celebrity, Comedy Host, Compere/MC, Debator, Documentary, Field Presenter, Improvisor, Journalist, Judge, Keynote Speaker, Live Performance Host, MC / Stage compere, Mimic & Impersonator, Panellist, Radio Host, Reality/Entertainment Host, Speech Writer, Television


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

Testimonials (22)

Kiwi FinTech Accelerator Oct 2019

I have nothing but good feedback for Te Radar, he was exceptional to work with. He was very open to edits to the original script, worked with each team to make sure their intros were the way they wanted them and brought such an upbeat mood that he made the whole experience better for everyone.

James Swope - Creative HQ