Debbie Byrnand

Executive Producer

Red Carpet New Zealand is created and managed by Debbie Byrnand, the company director of Red Carpet Productions Limited. Debbie has a background in most aspects of filmmaking, the beauty industry as a hairdresser and makeup artist, fitness industry as personal trainer, instructor and nutritionist. Debbie is also a registered celebrant and Mother of 2. As the founder of Red Carpet New Zealand, she has been covering entertainment and lifestyle events for their own digital outlets since 2014 and has continually added innovative outlets like the "Red Carpet TV" app. Debbie will also cover Red Carpet events and lifestyle stories as a field reporter.

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Erin Simpson

Studio Host

Erin is one of New Zealand’s leading influencers when it comes to lifestyle and entertainment, as well as home interior design. With a passion for DIY and home makeovers, Erin co-hosts Radio Live’s Home and Garden Show and partners with to dive into the homes of well-known New Zealanders for “Celebrity Open Home”. She has also launched a range of Kiwiana art to complement any contemporary space.

Rob Kipa-Williams


Rob has many acting credits, including the Jason Statham starrer Meg800 Words, Brokenwood Mysteries, Waru, Find Me A Maori Bride, Consent: The Louise Nicolas Story and Shortland Street.

Trudi Nelson


Broadcaster and past president of Foodwriters NZ, Trudi Nelson has a prominent career in lifestyle presenting and writing. Trudi (aka Trudi the Foodie) will showcase the latest gastronomic trends around New Zealand with Red Carpet New Zealand.

Bevan Lynch


Bevan is a presenter and MC originally from South Africa, where he focused on corporate presentations and voicing radio and television pieces. He was a regular weekend radio presenter for East Coast Radio in KwaZulu Natal. After moving to New Zealand, Bevan joined the team in 2015, where he is making his mark in the hearts and minds of viewers while capturing the essence of an event to give it that special Red Carpet New Zealand buzz.

Emma Byrnand

Reporter (Children's Events)

8-year-old daughter of producer Debbie, Emma has acted in short films, voiced TV commercials and is a regular on the red carpet. Emma specialises in getting the reactions of children on the red carpet and at events.


Red Carpet New Zealand’s Technical Team

Steven Samuel Johnson and Simon Schueller, together with Debbie Byrnand have produced several short films including "Pearl", which won the Avalon Studio Award at TropFest 2017. Their red carpet coverage is complemented by top fashion photographer Neil Gussey, award-winning events photographer Carmen Bird and award-winning music video director Shae Sterling.



To discuss product placement and promotional opportunities for your brand and help get your
products and events in front of the key entertainment audience

Debbie Byrnand

[email protected]

021 875 321

Head Office:
SRA 3 Melrose Street, Newmarket, AUCKLAND 1023

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