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Superstars Of Treasure Island

Michael Laws


Name: Michael Laws

DOB: 26 June 1957

Team: Taunga

How does Superstars compare with your last Treasure Island Experience?

Much tougher! I was on CTI 2 and it was a much more comfortable experience. The heat (like an iron searing your flesh), the mosquitos, the lack of clothes and sleeping bags ( I shared mine).

What is the most positive thing you've learnt from this experience?

Met some outstanding people- my whole team were fantastic and we got on extra well.

What is the most difficult aspect of the show for you?

The lack of physical comforts; getting badly sunburned on day 1 (coming from a wet and cool NZ); the physical challenges were tough; carrying Toddy!!

What do you miss most about being away from home?

My baby daughter Lucy (7 weeks) and my family.

Who has been the toughest opponent on this series and why?

The people I most admire as tough are Pieta, Levi and Horse as survivors. Pieta and Levi are incredibly driven individuals.

Sum up your experience of Superstars Of Treasure Island in a sentence:

Challenging, uncomfortable but with the compensation of some amazing team members.

Country of Origin: NZ

Occupation: Broadcaster / mayor

Martial Status: Engaged to Leo

Children: 5- James (26), Rachel (25), Lucy (7 weeks), stepdaughter Ella (12) and Noah (7)

Treasure Island history and achievements:

CTI 2- final 6

Career/other notable achievements:

MP for Hawkes Bay 1990-1996
Best selling writer
Mayor of Wanganui- elected 2004
Host: "Michael Laws Show' (Radio Live)
Lucy Olive Brachammer Laws (7 weeks)