Breakfast (TVNZ)

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Breakfast Intertitle
Genre News program, Live-action
Presented by Hilary Barry
Jack Tame
Daniel Faitaua (news)
Brodie Kane (sport)
Matt McLean (weather)
Country of origin New Zealand
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 15
Running time 180 Minutes
Original network TVNZ 1
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release 11 August 1997 – present
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Breakfast (also referred to as TVNZ Breakfast) is a New Zealand morning news and talk show airing weekday mornings on TVNZ 1, produced by 1 News. Debuting on 11 August 1997, it was the first of its genre in New Zealand. Originally a two-hour show, it has been expanded by one hour.

Breakfast's dominance was virtually unchallenged by the other networks until 2008, when TV3 launched Sunrise. Sunrise struggled against Breakfast in the ratings until Sunrise went off air because of financial issues in April 2010, leaving Breakfast the only morning news and talk show in New Zealand, until TV3 launched their second attempt at a morning news show, Firstline, in 2011. Firstline was cancelled in April 2015, and replaced by Paul Henry, which caused a significant increase in Breakfast's competition. This caused the changes to the presenters in September 2016. Breakfast is currently the highest-rated morning news and talk show since 11 August 1997.[citation needed]



News anchor[edit]

Sports anchor[edit]

  • Brodie Kane

Weather reporter[edit]

  • Matt McLean


Saturday Breakfast[edit]

On 3 September 2011 TVNZ launched Saturday Breakfast, which aired between 7 am and 9 am each Saturday. The show was axed at the end of 2012 due to low viewership.

Show format[edit]

Ten minutes of news, sport and weather is presented every half-hour between 6:00 and 8:30. Daniel Faitaua presents the news headlines from the Breakfast studio on the hour and half-hour, followed by Matt McLean presenting the regional weather bulletin on the hour, and the main centres weather bulletin on the half-hour. Wallace presents the weather from the studio, or from a location around the country. Sport is presented by Brodie Kane, either from the studio or from a location around the country, usually where an event is happening. Kane reads the sports headlines, followed by expert analysis on the major sports news of the morning. Mostly, the show has interviews with newsmakers or TVNZ reporters on the day's headlines. The first hour of the show is devoted to news stories, and the rest of the show has entertainment or special interest segments.


In 2014, TVNZ was awarded a Bravo award by the New Zealand Skeptics for coverage of the "dangers of Miracle Mineral Solution." And for their comment that MMS “is not a miracle cure for anything”.[10]


  1. ^ "Jack Tame and Hilary Barry confirmed for TVNZ Breakfast". 2016-08-18. Retrieved 2016-08-18. 
  2. ^ "Nadine Chalmers-Ross returns to TVNZ's Breakfast as Alison Pugh leaves". 2015-09-18. Retrieved 2015-09-18. 
  3. ^ "Ali Pugh named new Breakfast co-host - Entertainment News". 2014-02-14. Retrieved 2015-06-10. 
  4. ^ "Summer Diary: Seven Sharp delays return to air - Entertainment - NZ Herald News". Retrieved 2015-06-10. 
  5. ^ "The Diary: New taste for Breakfast - Entertainment - NZ Herald News". Retrieved 2015-06-10. 
  6. ^ "Rawdon Christie joins Breakfast". Dominion Post. 2012-04-03. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  7. ^ "TVNZ announces new hosts for Breakfast". The Spy Report. Media Spy. 18 December 2010. Retrieved 18 December 2010. 
  8. ^ "Paul Henry resigns from TVNZ". The Spy Report. Media Spy. 10 October 2010. Retrieved 10 October 2010. 
  9. ^ a b c d e "A complete history of TVNZ Breakfast hosts". Spy. The New Zealand Herald. 7 July 2016. Retrieved 8 July 2016. 
  10. ^ "Bravo Awards". New Zealand Skeptics. Retrieved 7 November 2016.