Kim Hill, broadcaster
Unquestionably one of New Zealand’s finest current affairs interviewers, Kim Hill has an extensive journalism background and currently hosts Radio New Zealand’s Saturday Morning show.
At Crazy & Ambitious 2, Kim will use her dynamic, probing style to moderate a panel entitled: The Pros and Cons of philanthropic investment in environmental programmes. It’s part of the Day One afternoon session that’s focused on whakamana (empower) and entitled The role of NGOs and governments in the protection and restoration of our taiao (environment).
The panellists debating this hot topic are:
- Aroha Mead: BioHeritage Strategic Leadership Group
- Professor Bruce Clarkson: University of Waikato
- Nathalie Whitaker: Givealittle.co.nz founder
- Jan Hania: NEXT Foundation, BioHeritage Kāhui Māori
- Professor Shaun Hendy: University of Auckland
In 2012, Kim won the International Radio Personality of the Year, with judges describing her as an experienced and warm broadcaster who coaxes her guests to reveal more of themselves.
The judges described her show as: “Really enjoyable, live and sparky content that demonstrates what is great about radio and illustrates how important lightness of touch is in speech content.”
In 2018, Kim’s well-honed hosting skills came to the fore when she the Killing for Conservation panel debate that was supported by the BioHeritage Challenge.