About Mary


Mary Haddock-Staniland is a straight talking, no-nonsense public speaker, presenter and online broadcaster, who loves talking about real stuff affecting New Zealanders. Her social media presence is large and Mary uses her various platforms to promote issues of social justice, Mary makes sure this is done in a positive and affirming way. Her quotes are original and liked and viewed by thousands.
It is no Secret Mary has an energetic, larger than life, passionate character.  Those that know Mary, love her and those that don’t know her, wish they did. Her magnetic personality, sense of humour, infectious laugh and extraordinary wit make her a force to be reckoned with both in the entertainment and business world.
Known by many as a Social Media Maven, she is a Busy Executive, skilled MC/Host, Key Note Speaker and a sassy & vibrant Brand Ambassador. She is an occasional guest on TV, radio and various magazines.  She also travels throughout New Zealand & Australia speaking at business functions and events about Diversity, Equal Opportunities and her colourful past. She also featured as one of the #ZMLadiesofNZ - which was a radio & web series similar to “The Real Housewives” platform, a show that is franchised and shown around the world.

Over the last sixteen years she has been something of a fixture on the Auckland social circuit, she is a regular “Girl about Town” on the Auckland Social Scene. Described by one Journalist as the “Trans Golden Girl of the social set”.

Mary Haddock-Staniland, a voice for social change in New Zealand and looking fabulous while she does it.