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  # 2265173 26-Jun-2019 16:51
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I can't think of any celebrity I've met. I just don't go out of my way to meet famous people as it doesn't interest me.

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  # 2265387 26-Jun-2019 21:50
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I know lots of radio people, a few I have met that come to immediate mind are Iain Stables, Jason Reeves (really nice guy too), Jay Jay Feeney, Dominic Harvey, Sarah Gandy...and some more who I can't think of at the moment :)


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  # 2265423 26-Jun-2019 23:51
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Steve Wozniak a few years ago in Auckland 2016... well didn't really meet him but asked him a question from the audience. 


Did anyone else go to that?

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  # 2265553 27-Jun-2019 09:17
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MikeB4: Michael Cullen, my cousin Graeme Dingle, Jenny Shipley, Helen Clark, Richie McCaw, Tana Umaga, Trevor Mallard.




I had Trevor Mallard as one of my Teachers at Taumarunui High School


I have met Penn and Teller after a show in Vegas, they stood in the exit hall for as long as it would take so anyone could chat to them, get an autograph, or a photo. Hell of a nice pair


Been on What Now when it was filmed in Wellington


Had a beer with Gordie Howe (Canadian Hockey Superstar) after a USA vs Canadian greats exhibition match in Detroit.


Grahame Dingle was "Boat Captain" when I went white water rafting down the Tongariro


Andy Hertzfeld (helped design the original's Mac)


Helen Clark 


And I saw


Craig Federighi walking past when I was in the Apple Store at 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino




Probably lots of others I can not remember lol.

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  # 2265656 27-Jun-2019 10:24
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Possum Bourne at events and as a function guest speaker
Hayden Paddon
Frank and Lauren Kelly
Steven Biddle before he was famous.


Passing celebrities in public I generally won't bother them as I figure they are trying to go about their lives.  That's assuming I even recognise them in the first place.

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  # 2265722 27-Jun-2019 13:02
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Now that I think about it, I met Terry Pratchett years ago when he came here to do a talk and a signing. So I shook his hand, had my book signed, usual meet n' greet stuff. I was too shy to try to strike up a conversation with him. Like, what am I going to say? "I really like your books!"?!

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