About Us

If you've popped into this section of the store then maybe you don't know about Suzy, or maybe you are just interested, About Us.

I won't take you back to birth, but soooome time ago... I started my broadcasting career in radio in Whangarei, in the far north, at what was the local independent radio station, KCCFM. I then moved radio stations and cities, ending up in Auckland; however, it wasn't long before I was lucky enough to get a break in children's television, at TV3.

My first show was EBS where I worked, on-air, as the assistant to the star of the show, a Rooster by the name of Russell! After that came 3pm, which screened weekday afternoons from 3pm, then came the move to the award winning preschool programme, You & Me. Over the years of presenting You & Me I visited many parts of the country; visiting pre-schoolers and performing at fundraising shows (you might have been in the audience of one of those shows :-)

Those were incredibly rewarding moments and a real highlight of my time with You & Me.

After You & Me came to an end, I had the opportunity to start up my own production company, Treehut, and the first show we made was Suzy's World; a science based show for 5 - 11 year olds. It made great sense to follow the preschool education of You & Me on through primary school investigative learning. The show was enjoyed by kids of all ages. In fact, I’ve been told by some parents they used to keep an eye on the show, themselves, so they could keep up with the knowledge their children were gaining, from the many amazing episodes that we made around New Zealand (and into outer space).

Since then, I've become the proud mother of my own two beautiful children and they have reinforced my burning desire to create and support quality educational and entertainment programming for kids and families.

Treehut and I are still kept busy making the children’s radio show The Great Big Kids’ Show and I’ve been able to turn my nurturing skills to two other “kids” Constable Bryan Ward and his police dog puppy in the television programme Bryan & Bobby.

I’m on the Board of the NZ Children’s Screen Trust (Kids On Screen), on the steering committee of an education resource being created with the Centre for Brain Research at Auckland University and I’m a supportive cheerleader on the side-line of my son’s soccer games and my daughter’s netball games. 

I continue to work hard to bring my dreams of quality programming and projects to life. And I am very grateful to you for supporting the programmes I have been a part of and the projects I’ve yet to create. I'm humbled by the opportunities I have been given and I look forward to bringing you more “great stuff”.


with love,

Suzy Cato