Pio Terei MNZM
Numero Films Dir: Toa Fraser
Silverscreen Dir: Geoff Murphy
ITV/South Pacific Pictures Dir: Terry Johnson
Comedia Pictures Dir: Mike Smith
Isambard Dir: Various
NZ, 6 months
NZ, 4 months
Prime Television Dir: Various
Maori Television Dir: Various
Blue Bach, Maori Television Dir: Various
Greenstone Pictures Dir: Various
MC / Speaker
SkillsActor, After Dinner Speaker, Brand Ambassador, Broadcaster, Business Speaker, Comedian, Director, Entertainer, Host, Improvisor, Key Note Speaker, Live Performance Host, MC, Motivational Speaker, Musician, Panelist, Radio Host, Singer, TV Presenter, Writer
Pio’s numerous appearances as an actor, comedian, musician and radio and television host over the last few decades have established him as one of New Zealand’s most popular and personable entertainers and MCs.
His starring roles in locally produced shows such as Off the Grid, It’s in the Bag, Tangaroa, Are We There Yet?, My Kind of Kai, Intrepid Journeys, How’s Life, Spin Doctors & Matuku have made him a familiar face with an appeal that spans generations, this further cemented by his titular role as the host of successful talk show Terei Tonight, deservedly Maori TV’s highest rating show of late. He has twice won Best Comedy Performer at the NZ Film and TV Awards, and was befittingly nominated for TV Personality of the Year at those same awards.
Pio’s many years of experience behind the scenes as a producer, company director and programme creator for Pipi Productions and 4 Winds Films has given him valuable business insights and built on his ability to relate to a wide variety of audiences.
Pio is a passionate Positive Parenting advocate and spokesperson. He has delivered live parenting shows with the Parenting Place around the country for over a decade, and continues to do this to this day.
Whilst Pio has certainly had an enviable career in the entertainment industry, he has built alongside this a very successful career as Speaker and MC. His very wide scope of interest and expertise, and easy and relatable manner is highly sought after by Government, Industry and Community groups alike.
Pio was deservedly appointed a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2012 New Year’s Honours List.
Past clients include:
Southern North Island Wood Council, Wood is Good, Foodstuffs, Century Yuasa, Grandparents raising Grandchildren, IPWEA, Rothburys, Eastland Wood Council, NZEI, School Executive Officers Association, Komatsu, Hunting & Fishing NZ, Massey University, Freeview, Tourism NZ, Auckland City Council, ATEED, New Plymouth District Council, Aka Tokerau, Manukau City Council, Manurewa Principals Association, NZSTA, Auckland University, Ingenium, Tauranga Chamber of Commerce, New Plymouth District Council, Cadbury, Diabetes NZ, Vector, Daimler Chrysler, Ministry of Social Development, Parents Inc, New Zealand School of Trustees Association, Te Papa Museum of NZ, Wairarapa DHB, Manurewa Enhancement Initiative, Smokefree NZ, Hamilton City Council, AMP, Injury Prevention Network Aotearoa, Te Pou (Mental Health Outcomes), Air New Zealand, Waitakere City Council, NZ Police, NZ Health & Safety, Road Transport NZ, Whitirea Polytec, Te Akatea Maori Principals Association, Kiwa Educational Partnership, Barnados, SADD, Coastguard, AA, Telecom, APPA, Refugee & Migrant Commission, Crown Forestry Trust & ALAC, Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu, The Parenting Place.
I have been in the event management business for over 15 years and an MC is one of the top 5 items key to a successful event..Pio is one of the top 5 I have had the privileged of working with – easy to communicate with, professional and contributing over and above expectations.Looking forward to working with Pio again and again.
Prue Younger, Public Impressions
Pio has a unique ability to deliver that perfect balance of professionalism glazed with tasteful humour. He is incredibly easy to work with and his natural talent as an entertainer always provides added value outside of the core MC duties. Pio has a genuine depth to his character which enables him to connect with people from all walks of life. This special quality makes him a worthy addition to any event or occasion regardless of the audience.
Matt McKinnon, Century Yuasa Batteries
We have had the pleasure of working with Pio annually since 2010 with Pio being our MC for three conferences annually. Everyone loves Pio, the delegates surveys constantly rate him at 90% pus as very good /excellent. As an extension of Pio's skills and endeavours to ensure he is always kept abreast on issues relating to our industry, Pio continually researches the latest information so he can talk with confidence and clarity to our delegates. We have no hesitation in recommending Pio.
Marg Craig, The Conference Team
Pio Terei is the consummate performer! As a Conference MC, Awards Night Host or entertainer, we can always rely on him 100%. He’s a true professional and thoroughly reliable.Over the years we have worked with Pio he’s become increasingly valuable to conference organisers and clients with his knowledge and input into the conference programme.He relates well with audiences across a wide range of industry and corporate groups and always ensures he’s entirely relevant to each one. No matter what the occasion, I can thoroughly recommend you have Pio to MC your event. With his wealth of experience and an arsenal of great ideas, he’ll be sure to deliver justthe right experience for you.
Sherryl Hewlett, MD, Speakerlink
Pio was crucial to the success of the evening, and it was a huge success! Pio brought just the right balance of pace, humour, entertainment and gravitas to the occasion. It was a wonderful evening and all the more for Pio's contribution!