Aaron Dahmen: The Story

dreams are what make us unique. they are what underpin our society, and make us who we are.

When I was fifteen years old, one dream caught in the trees. It became an obsession. A magnitude of social entrepreneurship.

But what followed was absolutely unprecedented.

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The latest Tweets from Aaron Dahmen (@ceotads). Journalist at the New Zealand Broadcasting School. TADS and 1/2 of @BYWNewZealand. Christchurch, New Zealand

The Aaron Dahmen Show, known as TADS, centralises on a current affairs revolution. As pioneers of snackable multimedia, we represent society in a form which has never been seen before. An emphasis of quality over quantity – a world first.

Having been involved in the media exponentially throughout my life, including features in various popular television commercials and New Zealand blockbuster film ‘The Dark Horse’, this is my world.  In 2017, I was privileged enough to win Top Recipient at the CBA Media Award and Scholarship.


But from broadcasting for TVNZ 1 Breakfast, to conducting interviews with idol John Campbell and being invited as a media personality on Jono and Ben – one could never have predicted the rise in popularity of the world’s only snackable media network.

I have been privileged enough to interact closely with industry legends such as Simon Dallow and Duncan Garner, while working synonymously with Mike McRoberts, Michelle Pickles and many significant figureheads in the New Zealand mediascape.


When former Paul Henry reporter Aziz Al-Saafin sent a special edition mug, signed both by him and Paul, it was a gesture which reinforced that we were doing something right.

And the growing media brand continues to skyrocket rapidly.

TADS hit a recent global audience reach of over 1.2 million, with our team of award winning journalists, broadcasters and columnists further inspiring the media world.


On a simultaneous level, the TADS Board works tremendously hard in maintaining what we stand for, and how we can make snackable happen.

this is the future –
and as one, we are incredibly excited to bring you it.

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