The Roxborogh Report is a music and travel blog by New Zealand media professional Tim Roxborogh. Obsessed with popular music (in particular the Bee Gees) since childhood, and with a lifelong desire to explore as many corners of the globe as possible, Tim has turned these passions into a blog.
Whether writing about music or travel, Tim loves overturning people’s preconceived ideas and is often focused on the underrated and the overlooked, even if that’s within the mainstream. The Roxborogh Report has averaged 175,000 hits annually since 2012 with over 1.4 million total hits. Thanks for stopping by! For enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tim Roxborogh is a radio announcer, podcaster, travel/entertainment writer and freelance cricket commentator with 20 years major market experience in Auckland, New Zealand. He hosts the ‘Weekend Collective’ on the country’s premier talk station, Newstalk ZB, co-hosts the fortnightly ‘Trip Notes’ travel podcast, writes the weekly ‘Travel Bugs’ column in the NZ Herald and does freelance cricket commentary for Radio Sport, Sky Sport and NZC.nz. He also writes concert reviews for the NZ Herald and has been a guest travel and entertainment contributor for TVNZ’s ‘Breakfast’ programme.
Tim has been published more than 250 times (NZ Herald, Listener, Let’s Travel, Woman’s Weekly, Concrete Playground, M2 etc.) with his articles taking 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 and of course, his beloved Bee Gees. Click on the Music section to read more.
– 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’ – 2017-2019).
– NZ Herald concert reviewer, incl. Paul McCartney, Queen, Red Hot Chili Peppers (2017-2019).
– NZ Radio Award winner with former Commodores bassist Ronald LaPread (‘Best NZ Produced Music Feature’ – ‘All About Soul’ – 2008).
– Commentating international and domestic cricket for Radio Sport, Sky Sport and live-streaming at NZC.nz (2015-2019).
– 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.
Tim described his philosophy on travel to Let’s Travel magazine in 2016:
“For me, travel is about storytelling. It’s hearing people’s stories and creating your own. It’s the fun when things don’t go entirely to plan. It’s being open to new experiences and the kindness of strangers. It’s about challenging stereotypes and misconceptions. It’s being unrelentingly curious; of wanting to know what’s down that street, what’s behind that door, what’s around that headland and what the view is like from that mountain.”
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