event Speaking


Age only matters if you are a cheese...


Peta has been public speaking since 2005 when she first hit New Zealand screens with her television food series Taste New Zealand. She has witten a trilogy of social commentary books 'Can We Help It If We're Fabulous?', 'Just In Time To Be Too Late' and 'Beat Till Stiff', nine food /travel books, a memoir 'Never Put All Your Eggs In One Bastard' and contributed to many recipe books. She travels the world hosting her culinary tours and in recent years Peta has taken her sell-out one woman live show on the road – telling tall stories, ironing out the agonising problems of your life, sautéing up a storm, singing of lost love and explaining how egg whites can transform your life. 

She is an in-demand MC and speaker who has audiences falling off their chairs with laughter after hearing her uncensored tales of her escapades, fabulous adventures, cooking tips, attitude to ageing and 'it ain't over till it's over' attitude. Peta talks about life's opportunities and how you have to keep peaking, contributing, learning and laughing. Peta is a delightfully entertaining, wickedly funny presenter with a joie de vivre that lets the sunshine in!


  • ageing disgracefully
  • food and gastronomy
  • entertaining
  • travel
  • fashion
  • writing

Peta is available for speaking and MC engagements in NZ from December to April and in France from May to September. Contact Peta directly to discuss your next event.

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Peta was fantastic as she joined in our event, reading and responding to the audience very well. A couple of impromptu songs were a highlight for many of our attendees.
— Seeka, Te Puke, 2017
Thank you so much for your wonderful talk. It was a resounding success with $6560 raised! I genuinely loved spending time with you and both Terry and I have had such incredible feedback on your inspirational talk and singing. What a blessing!
— Bry Kopu, Taranaki Health Foundation 2017