Kirsten is a multi-talented & multi-lingual cosmopolitan with a B.A. in Journalism, a degree in PR/Marketing, a zest for life and lots of experience.

Kirsten is a Danish-born ”Jack(ie) of all trades” and a truly remarkable media whiz with degrees in journalism and PR/marketing. Through her company, MAD FROG PRODUCTIONS, she has worked in many countries and her freelance work has appeared on national TV-channels and in over 100 publications in Scandinavia, Europe, the UK, USA and New Zealand. Her tour guiding career takes her around New Zealand, Australia, USA, Japan and the Pacific.

    Kirsten & Mad Frog Productions offer:
  • - Journalism & Photography
  • - TV: documentaries and independent productions
  • - Tour-guiding in Danish, English or French in New Zealand, Australia, USA, Japan and the Pacific
  • - New Zealand Tourism Consultancy
  • - Wine tasting events focusing on New Zealand wine
  • - Copy and photos for websites
  • - Copy and photos for brochures/flyers
  • - Press releases and general PR
  • - Corporate videos

After years of being a successful freelance journalist based in Denmark, Kirsten moved to New Zealand at the end of 2002 to manage a boutique hotel in Marlborough. A year later she resumed her freelance lifestyle which since 2005 has also included sharing her love of New Zealand with tourists - either preparing their itineraries or guiding them around this amazing country in Danish, English or French. Kirsten also manages tours in Australia, USA, Japan and the Pacific (cruises) and hosts unique New Zealand wine tastings.

Kirsten is based in sunny Nelson, New Zealand, but her world is limitless.

READ more about Kirsten:

Q&A with Kirsten by Caro from Sip NZ Wine

Kirsten's personal take (in Danish) on New Zealand's 2015-16 flag referendum

Kirsten was profiled in the Danish VIN AVISEN

Kirsten is a member of New Zealand's professional group of Travel Communicators TRAVCOM

Kirsten has a profile on LinkedIn


55 minute interview (in Danish) with Kirsten in Flaskens Ånd talking about New Zealand WINE, New Zealand and journalism. Radio 24syv 

After publishing her wine book, PASSION, PINOT & SAVVY, Kirsten was interviewed by Lynn Krielow Chamberlain (US) on Vin Village Radio

Kirsten once found herself amongst a group of Danish men on a wilderness trip camping down Alaska’s Kodiak River fishing for salmon... She talked about her experiences with anglers and grizzly bears on NZ National Radio

All work copyright Kirsten Rødsgaard-Mathiesen 2010