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Sports journalist, Tedx speaker, toilet equality campaigner


Zoë is an engaging, thought-provoking and entertaining presenter and journalist with a keen interest in sport, music, fashion and society.

With nearly 20 years of experience in broadcasting, journalism and international sport, Zoe brings a unique perspective, challenging the status quo.

Zoë is a senior sports journalist for Stuff, and a regular contributor to RNZ Nights with Bryan Crump and The Panel with Wallace Chapman. She writes (and talks) a lot about social issues facing sport, from welfare and abuse, to equal pay, access, uniform design and toilets. Over the last several years she’s investigated and uncovered abusive practices in a range of sports from community to elite. Her work continues to have a lasting impact on the wider sport sector.

Her Tedx talk titled “The Movement: how to smash the cistern and unclog the bogs”, which documents four years’ worth of campaigning to get better toilets for women and girls, our LGBTQI+ communities and the disabled at our sports venues.
Access to toilets has been a real passion project for Zoë, and she is more than happy to speak on it, but be warned, you can’t talk about the dunny without being punny!

Zoë is highly resourceful, well researched and adaptable. In the last few years, she’s been the Master of Ceremonies at Government House for Paralympics New Zealand, MCed a three-day hui/conference for the Public Service Association’s youth movement, hosted the Restaurant Association awards and chaired various panel discussions.
She also has an extensive background in podcasting - as host and producer of Fair Play and Not Your Average Cricket Show for RNZ - and has a keen interest in sport related academia.

She’s also traveled extensively with international cricket, and can spin a few yarns about her time abroad. Zoë is also one of 100 high profile New Zealanders to be an ambassador for the Women’s Cricket World Cup.

In her spare time, Zoë can be found either on stage or in the crowd supporting local musical theatre shows, on the embankment cheering on her favourite cricket team at the Basin Reserve, out in her garden at her North Island home, or writing a blog on social media about her three-legged rescue Maine Coon cat Leo titled “Leo’s Lockdown Diary”.

“Zoe recently was the MC for the our Wahine Toa event. This event was about recognising the amazing women we have at LINZ, and Zoe did an awesome job in bringing out the greatest of our women - even when the women were reserved in telling their stories. Zoe made them feel comfortable and asked questions that brought out the real essence of their greatness. Zoe brought humour and energy to her MC role, and overwhelmingly supported the recognition of our amazing women. Thanks Zoe, you did an awesome job.” Land Information New Zealand

Zoe was a pleasure to work with, a great personality and made us feel like she was part of the event instead of a hired addition.

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