Luke Taplin

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Multi-talented broadcasting professional Luke Taplin is already a veteran in his field, having been involved in media production both in front of and behind the camera (and microphone) for well over a decade.

Luke has built an impressive skill-set encompassing filming, production, editing and presenting across multiple media platforms, giving him a unique and wide-ranging perspective of what it takes to produce quality content and events.

He has established himself as an authentic and talented presenter, actor and creative communicator, who continues to find success across TV, radio and film. Luke started his media career at TV3 as a camera operator, and is still producing live television with TV3 daily, as floor manager for The Project.

His performing journey has seen him presenting live TV for Sky Sport; anchoring his own sports TV show; an award-winning stint as a radio host on ZM’s night show; entertain packed stadiums as MC for the Auckland Blues; appearing in numeorus commercials, and starring as Sean Fitzpatrick in the TV movie about the life of Jonah Lomu, “Jonah.”

Luke is genuine and enthusiastic; he brings a warm and natural energy to everything he does. He is a very confident and talented host, with the experience and professionalism to connect with all demographics, ensuring the success of any event he is entrusted to host.

VOICE: Retail. Upbeat. Kiwi accent. Mid-tone


Luke Taplin has been an MC for a number of our events and we have found him to be consistently outstanding. For the past three years Luke has hosted The Halberg Challenge, a charity sports event raising funds for the Halberg Foundation. From the offset I was impressed with Luke’s understanding of his role and his and commitment to get it right, particularly the key messages. Luke quickly connected with the audience and helped create a positive, fun and enjoyable atmosphere for all attendees and the right buzz required for the event. We would not hesitate to use Luke again and look forward to continuing our relationship.
-Halberg Foundation

Luke has been the Master of Ceremonies for the Radio Hauraki World Series of Kiwipong for the past four years, and will again be the MC for the 2019 event. We cannot speak more highly of Luke in his role as MC. His level of professionalism is extraordinary. Our events are a delicate balance between ensuring that people are having fun while also drinking responsibly. Luke has the experience and intelligence to manage this perfectly.

Luke has the initiative to ensure the events run smoothly and is quick to adapt to any last-minute changes or deviations from the event plan. Luke is also very proactive in his approach and takes an active interest in ensuring the best experience for all involved. His experience in the media industry, and understanding of the filming and radio has been invaluable in ensuring we get maximum output! Luke has become an integral part of our event and really has helped elevate its status to a truly professional event. He is great to work with and I have no hesitation in recommending him for anything!
-Kiwipong NZ - KPL Distribution Limited