Larry Summerville

Team Leader (Auckland)

With over 40 years of experience in commercial radio, 20 of those in the Auckland marketplace (one of the most competitive in the world), Larry is well-known nationally and internationally as an outstanding broadcaster and station manager.

Larry was the recipient of the USA Radio Wayne General Manager of the Year Award in 1996. Under Larry’s guidance, More FM Auckland won Metropolitan Station of the Year at the NZ Radio Awards in 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001 and 2003 – making Larry and his team a force to be reckoned with. Larry and the team at More FM also won the Best Place to Work in NZ Award in 2004. Larry was also awarded in 2007 the NZ Radio Award for Outstanding contribution to Radio.

It’s now back to the future for Larry, finally using his Diploma in Teaching, Bachelor Broadcasting Communications and experience, as a tutor at the New Zealand Radio Training School, Whitireia.

Kim Adamson

Announcing and Production (Auckland)

Kim has over 40 years’ experience in radio. In that time he has won over 20 international and national radio awards.

Kim has been a breakfast radio host for over 25 years and was part of the long-running More FM Auckland’s Breakfast Show Kim and Corbett for 16 years (he was the “Kim” bit in that).

He has also been Programme Director for Radio Hauraki, & Triple M 89 FM, Creative Director Radio Hauraki, and produced radio legend Blackie.

Kim is now imparting his ridiculously vast knowledge to the lucky students of the New Zealand Radio Training School. His skill set includes on air, with his technical skills in production and programming also coming to the fore. Having started in the vinyl days, Kim has seen it all and he’s a hell of a nice guy, too.

Myrddin Gwynedd

Journalism Tutor

Cyfarchion i chi ac i holl ddinasyddion y byd (Greetings to you all and the citizens of the world).

Myrddin is our token Welshman (Welsh is his first language). He arrived on New Zealand soil in 2006, and continued to work in the medium that he truly believes in: journalism.

A print-trained journalist, Myrddin has spent time working as a reporter and editor for community newspapers, dabbled in PR, and transitioned to working online in the year 2000. He worked for the New Zealand Herald as their online entertainment editor, and was also their resident gossip guy for a number of years.

He joined the New Zealand Radio Training School in 2014, having previously taught new media journalism at the AUT.

Rāniera Winikerei

Poutoko Tikanga Māori (Cultural Adviser)
Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Koroki-Kahukura

Rā comes from a Māori broadcasting background with more than 12 years experience in the Iwi Radio Network. He’s been involved in and responsible for Māori language and cultural programming, programme directing, production management, on-air training and more. Rā is totally committed to the revitalisation, promotion and retention of the Māori language and culture. He’s a fluent speaker of the Māori language, and is grounded in tikanga and kawa (traditional Māori customs and protocols).

Rā is currently the Remote Programme Director for Te Reo Irirangi o Maniapoto (MFM) based in Te Kūiti.

Nicole Willis

Iwi Radio Administrator

Nicole was a late comer to radio and has loved every minute of it. She trained at the New Zealand Radio Training School in 2002 and graduated just before taking on a job in the Black Thunders at ZM in Wellington. Nicole took over as ZM Wellington Promotions Manager in 2005 and enjoyed working on some big promotional projects like the Lions Tour, Wellington Sevens and Vodafone campaigns.

Motherhood beckoned in 2008 and now she has three small children who have the most well-organised birthday parties in the universe. Nicole has been working at the New Zealand Radio Training School since 2009.

Nicole administers our very popular Iwi Training programmes.


Jono Manks

Senior Tutor (Wellington)

Jono is a five-time NZ Radio Award finalist, including in 2015 where he was acknowledged for his contribution to training new broadcasters. Jono has been with the New Zealand Radio Training School for over 12 years and is still active in the industry as a weekend announcer, podcaster and voice-over artist.

Jono can help you unlock your creativity, personality and voice for broadcast.

Ed Paterson

Senior Tutor (Wellington)

After graduating from the New Zealand Radio Training School and beginning his broadcasting career in Wellington over 20 years ago, Ed is thrilled to be back in the capital, having worked for a number of stations in New Zealand and Australia. Most recently, Ed was the Creative Director for Mediaworks Manawatu, home of the highly successful 92.2 More FM Manawatu and Mike West in the Morning Breakfast Show.

As well as Creative Writing and Production, Ed has experience in announcing and promotions, and brings with him a wealth of current industry knowledge and enjoys a regular stint on Wellington’s Breeze radio station.


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