We’re pleased to kick off our series of NZIEC 2017 updates with the announcement that award-winning journalist Miriama Kamo will return as conference MC.

“I learned so much from NZIEC 2016 that I’m coming back for more!” says Miriama. “I’m looking forward to seeing everyone again at this year’s conference.”

Miriama is presenter of TVNZ1’s flagship current affairs programme Sunday, co-presents current affairs programme Marae, is a regular 1NEWS newsreader and is the host on TVNZ1’s new lifestyle programme, Kiwi Living.

As a reporter for Sunday, Miriama won the prestigious Best Current Affairs Reporter gong at the Qantas Media Awards in 2005 for her investigation into alleged abuses at Porirua Hospital in the 1960s and 70s. She has also spent six years fronting TVNZ2’s current affairs show 20/20.

“Miriama did such a great job emceeing last year’s conference that we’re delighted to have her return to NZIEC 2017,” says Sam Mackay, ENZ Strategic Projects Manager.

“Miriama will be joining us for the duration of conference and will bring her considerable interviewing talents to several breakout sessions. I’m sure Miriama will keep our panel participants on their toes!”