Toyota Talent Tour kicks off in Invercargill

By Wright Communications

Show host Tamati Coffey will travel to 14 locations from Invercargill to Whangarei over the next six weeks to find talented Kiwis to enter. Audition highlights will screen on TVNZ's Breakfast show including live crosses from Tamati's weather segment.

Toyota New Zealand General Manager of Marketing Neeraj Lala, says Toyota is excited to support the tour as the primary commercial partner. The tour is being accompanied by radio station Classic Hits in a sign-written Hilux visiting Toyota dealers.

"We can't wait to see what hidden talents are revealed in this first auditions phase. Dealers are looking forward to being involved in the vibe of talented Kiwis preparing for the first round of auditions in their community," says Mr Lala.

Dealerships in the 14 locations are encouraging communities to come along to their local dealership, enjoy a sausage sizzle and chat to Classic Hits about the Toyota Talent Tour from 12-1pm on the day, or the day before, the auditions take place (see schedule below).

Exclusive to those who attend the Toyota dealership events is the opportunity to enter Toyota's competition to win a family trip to Wellington to be part of the audience for the grand decider final of the show later in the year.

For audition details check out:

Dealership Events and Audition Schedule

Dealership Event


TVNZ Audition Dates

Audition Locations

30 April

GWD Toyota


30 April

Southland Boys High School

1 May

Cooke Howlison Toyota


2 & 3 May

Otago Boys High School

4 May

South Canterbury Toyota


4 May

Roncalli College

5 May

Miles Toyota City Branch Christchurch

6 & 7 May

Russley Golf Course Function Centre

8 May

Coast Toyota


9 May

Tai Poutini Polytechnic

10 May

Bowater Toyota


11 May

Nelson School of Music

14 May

Tasman Toyota

New Plymouth

15 May

New Plymouth Boys High School

17 May

Rutherford & Bond

Kent Tce, Wellington

18 & 19 May

Wellington East Girls College

20 May

Hawke's Bay Toyota Napier

21 May

Napier War Memorial Centre

24 May

Waikato Toyota


26 May

Southwell School

27 May

Rotorua Toyota


28 May

Rotorua Convention Centre

29 May

Pacific Toyota


30 May

Baycourt Community & Arts Centre

4 June

Northland Toyota


5 June

Northland Events

7 June

Giltrap City Toyota


8 & 9 June

Epsom Girls Grammar School


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