Run in for Ronnie!

What Now, New Zealand’s longest running and best loved kid’s weekend morning TV show, is on the search for a male show presenter for the 2019 season!  The live show has been on the road all year and will continue to showcase more kids, families and communities throughout Aotearoa in 2019.

About the role

Our new presenter will need to be super energetic, natural in front of the camera and most importantly have a vested interest in the Tamariki of Aotearoa and genuine passion for their stories. As well as being role models to the audience, the hosts bring the funnies and entertain, write great scripts and drive content on air and online. And they must be a morning person!

To apply, we’re asking applicants to submit a video (no longer than 5 minutes) including the following:

  • An ID piece to camera – name, age, location, any presenting or media experience. Think of out of the box, demonstrating creative ways to showcase themselves.
  • Interview a child in our audience age range (5 – 12 years) about a kid relevant topic – must not be a sibling!
  • Teaching a different child something new – could be a chant, craft, hand slap game for example.


Auditions will be held in Auckland and Christchurch on Monday 15th & Tuesday 16th October.  From these, finalists will be chosen to appear on What Now episodes at the end of the year to prove to the audience why they should be the next What Now presenter!  Dates for appearances will be allocated by Producers at their discretion for Sundays from 21st October through to the 4th November so finalists must be available on the assigned date.

The position will be based in Christchurch Wednesday – Friday, and at various towns across the country Saturday and Sunday.

Position runs from January to November, renewal of contract dependent on NZ On Air funding. No previous qualifications or experience are necessary… just be brave and apply!

To apply, we’re asking candidates to send the link to their application videos to: [email protected] (deadline Friday 12th October 2018)

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