About Tim Roxborogh

Tim Roxborogh is a radio announcer, travel/entertainment writer, podcaster and freelance cricket commentator with 21 years major market experience in Auckland, New Zealand.

A former music radio breakfast anchor and music radio programmer, he hosts the ‘Weekend Collective’ on the country’s premier talk station, Newstalk ZB, co-created the fortnightly ‘Trip Notes’ travel podcast, wrote the weekly NZ Herald ‘Travel Bugs’ column for three years, created his own digital classic soul radio station and has done freelance cricket commentary – including international matches – for Radio Sport, Sky Sport and NZC.nz since 2015. Tim also writes concert reviews for the NZ Herald and has been a guest travel and entertainment contributor for TVNZ’s ‘Breakfast’ and ‘Seven Sharp’ programmes.

In addition to more than 450 blog articles on the Roxborogh Report, Tim has been published over 300 times in newspapers and magazines including the NZ Herald, Listener, Let’s Travel, Woman’s Weekly, Concrete Playground and M2.

These articles have taken him everywhere from dodging kangaroos in the Australian Outback, 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. There are the 5-star hotels that have you pinching yourself and there are the 1-star dives where you have to plug the sinkhole to stop the cockroaches. Click on the Travel section to read more.

Tim’s published music articles have included features 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 his biggest musical heroes, the Bee Gees. Yes indeed, Tim’s devotion to the brothers Gibb is almost as legendary as the band themselves – click on the Music section to read more.

One of four children to theologian John Roxborogh and English teacher Jenny Roxborogh, Tim was born in Wellington in September 1981 before the family moved to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in June 1983. The Roxboroghs returned to New Zealand in December 1990, residing in Auckland where Tim has lived ever since with the exception of 18-months spent traveling through Southeast Asia, Canada and Australia in 2010-2011.

A cricket obsessive since childhood, Tim captained the Massey High School 1st XI in 1999 and was awarded ‘North Shore Club Cricketer Of Year’ in 2008 and 2010.

He currently lives in West Auckland with his wife Aimee and their young daughter Riley.

Career Highlights:

– Commentating international and domestic cricket for Radio Sport, Sky Sport and live-streaming at NZC.nz (2015-2020).
– Being (at the time) New Zealand’s youngest metropolitan breakfast host (Easy Mix FM, aged 26, 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).
– Doubling ratings in less than a year for Sunday nights on Newstalk ZB (2012).
– Creating own digital soul and R&B iHeartRadio station (‘Coast Soul’ – 2016-2018).
– Weekly columnist for the NZ Herald (‘Travel Bugs’ – 2017-2020).
– NZ Herald concert reviewer, incl. Katy Perry, Paul McCartney, Queen, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Gladys Knight etc. (2017-2020).
– NZ Radio Award winner with former Commodores bassist Ronald LaPread (‘Best NZ Produced Music Feature’ – ‘All About Soul’ – 2008).
– Surpassing 1,000,000 total page hits for blog RoxboroghReport.com (2016).
– Seven interviews with Bee Gee Barry Gibb (2005-2016).
– Other memorable interviews include Burt Bacharach, Russell Crowe, John Mayer, Lionel Richie, Backstreet Boys, Cliff Richard, Russell Brand, Duran Duran, Brian Wilson, Fleetwood Mac, David Crosby and Sheryl Crow.