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Business Is Booming

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Sharon Hunter

Sharon Hunter is perhaps one of New Zealand's more widely known business women, achieving significant public profile when at only 22 she co-founded PC Direct, New Zealand's largest and most successful home grown computer company.

Since that time she has been a popular public speaker on the topics of leadership, brand creation and marketing.

Of recent times Sharon has become involved in the non profit sector, taking a particularly active role on behalf of the Robinhood Foundation where she has acted as project director for ground breaking initiatives such as AdAid and Shares for Good.

Sharon remains active in business through investment company Hunter Powell Investments.

Matt Lawrey
Award-winning radio presenter, newspaper reporter and film critic Matt Lawrey can talk to anyone.
Originally from Wellington, he hosts and produces the weekday breakfast show on Nelson station Fresh FM and works at The Leader community newspaper.
Matt has interviewed scores of high profile Kiwis on air including Edmund Hillary, Helen Clark, Bob Jones, Beatrice Faumuina, Dave Dobbyn, Peta Mathias, Joe Bennett, Don McGlashan, Howard Morrison, Grahame Sydney and David Lange.
He was a winner at the 2000 and 2005 New Zealand Radio Awards and a finalist in 2003 and 2006.

Growing up, Matt travelled extensively overseas with his family and spent much of his twenties living and working in Asia.
For the last eight years he has called Nelson home where, apart from his media work, he spent four years coordinating the city's annual Mac's Sculpture Symposium. He is also the MC for a number of annual events.
Matt has a Bachelor of Arts in political science and history from Victoria University of Wellington and a Diploma of Journalism from Auckland University of Technology.
He lives with his wife Tania and their baby son Darcy and is thrilled to be co-presenting Business is Booming.
"It is great being involved in a new show that is so totally relevant to so many people's lives. I've been blown away by the level of interest in what we're doing and can't wait to see Business is Booming on screen."