About Tim Roxborogh

Tim Roxborogh has 25-years broadcasting experience working across radio and television, as well as being one of New Zealand’s most published travel and music writers with over 500 articles to his name. Those articles have appeared everywhere from the New Zealand Herald, to Listener, Woman’s Day, Let’s Travel, M2 and Concrete Playground, as well as his own website, the Roxborogh Report.


A self-described “hotel buff” who loves the stories, possibilities, design and history of the most compelling hotels, Tim’s travels have also seen him write about everything from dodging kangaroos in the Australian Outback, to life on a picture-perfect olive farm in the South of France, to dog-sled riding in the Oregon snow, to swashbuckling through the Solomon Islands jungle, to staying in a crumbling palace in India, to snorkelling in a Mexican cave, to finding paradise on a deserted Malaysian island, to temple hopping in Cambodia, to climbing the Great Wall of China, to driving the Florida Keys in a convertible Mustang, to visiting the site in Memphis where Martin Luther King was assassinated, to teaching English to school children in Guatemala and a whole lot more.

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As for his lifelong passion for popular music, Tim’s music features have included articles on U2, Paul McCartney, Queen, Katy Perry, Cat Stevens, Elvis Presley, the Eagles, Chicago,  the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Gladys Knight, Lily Allen, Shania Twain, the Commodores, and dozens of essays on his biggest musical heroes, the Bee Gees.

It was that devotion to the brothers Gibb, plus a direct connection to Barry Gibb that spans over a a quarter of a century and seven interviews for radio and print, that saw Tim put forward as an advisor on the 6x Emmy-nominated documentary ‘Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart’ (2020).

And at Barry’s personal recommendation, Tim was an advisor for the Kennedy Center Honors in 2023. This included consulting extensively with the show’s producers in Washington DC, writing press releases, compiling a comprehensive discography for Barry and the Bee Gees and assisting the Washington Post in an in-depth profile.

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Outside of writing, Tim’s voice can be heard weekly on New Zealand’s number one radio station, Newstalk ZB and his radio resume includes regular stints on formats as diverse as Coast, Classic Hits, Radio Sport and Gold, as well as being a former breakfast anchor on Easy Mix (2008-2010) and the drive host on Viva (2005-2008).

A 2x New Zealand Radio Award Winner including alongside former Commodores’ bassist Ronald LaPread for their weekly ‘All About Soul’ radio show (2008), Tim has interviewed many of the biggest names in entertainment, such as Barry Gibb, Burt Bacharach, John Mayer, The Chicks, Lionel Richie, Backstreet Boys, Meat Loaf, Cliff Richard, Duran Duran, Brian Wilson, Fleetwood Mac, David Crosby, Sheryl Crow, Russel Crowe, Simply Red and NSYNC.


Branching out into television, Tim’s credits as a presenter include appearances on TVNZ 1’s Breakfast and Seven Sharp programs, cricket commentary for Sky Sport and co-hosting his own travel series ‘Uncharted’ (2021).

As an Associate Producer and Senior Writer and Researcher, in 2023 Tim crafted the itineraries on the first two seasons of the ‘Izzy & Beaver’ travel series starring the former All Blacks Israel Dagg and Stephen Donald, as well as an upcoming show starring David Hasselhoff and Rhys Darby (‘Hoff The Beaten Track’).

But without doubt, the highlights of Tim’s career in television to date have been his collaborations with White Horse Pictures (Martin Scorcese ‘No Direction Home’, Ron Howard ‘Eight Days A Week’ etc.) on the hugely acclaimed Bee Gees documentary, ‘Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart’ (2020), and the 2023 Kennedy Center Honors in Washington DC.

Be it in the field of music documentaries and specials, or in the travel formats that Tim is such a natural fit for, Tim sees television as working in conjunction with his radio and writing.

Other Career Highlights:

  • Topping nationwide radio ratings with a market share of over 30% (all ages 10+) for Newstalk ZB’s ‘Sunday Nights With Tim Roxborogh’ (2023).
  • Lifting Auckland radio ratings for Newstalk ZB’s ‘Weekend Collective’ from 3.8% in 2018 to 17.1% in 2021 (all ages 10+). Number one in its time-slot nationwide (2021).
  • NZ’s youngest (at the time) metropolitan breakfast radio anchor with the ‘Easy Mix Breakfast Show’ (2008).
  • Record ratings for Sunday nights on Newstalk ZB with the highest Auckland figures for any station (23.7% all ages 10+) going back at least 10 years (2016).
  • Commentating international and domestic cricket for Radio Sport, Sky Sport and NZC.nz (2015-2020).
  • Co-creating NZ Herald’s ‘Trip Notes’ podcast (2019).
  • Creating own digital soul and R&B radio station, ‘Coast Soul’ (2016-2018).
  • Weekly ‘Travel Bugs’ columnist for NZ Herald (2017-2020).
  • NZ Herald concert reviewer, incl. Paul McCartney, Queen, Katy Perry etc. (2017-2020).
  • 1.9 million total hits for RoxboroghReport.com (2023).