Havoc in 2009
|Birth name||Michael Roberts|
Mikey Havoc (born c.1970), also known colloquially as Havo (real name Michael Roberts) is a New Zealand media personality.
Roberts is the lead singer of the New Zealand band Push Push, best known for its 1991 number one singles "What My Baby Likes" and "Trippin'". He is now a radio DJ. During the late 1990s he owned and managed The Squid nightclub in inner-city Auckland.
Roberts first became a radio DJ on the University of Auckland's 95bFM radio station in the early 1990s. He was on the breakfast show from 1996 to 2002, winning Best New Broadcaster at the 1997 New Zealand Radio Awards (produced by Gemma Gracewood) and later moved to the afternoon-evening "Drive" show. He once again took over as the breakfast show host on 4 September 2006, after previous host Wallace Chapman quit to pre-empt a suspected layoff. On 3 May 2010 Havoc returned to his Drive slot as Matt Heath took over the breakfast show. Mikey announced late November 2010 that he will be departing the radio show on 3 December 2010. Havoc returned to radio in 2012 on mainstream rock station Hauraki weeknights 7-10pm. It was announced in late April 2017 that Mikey will be returning to host the breakfast show on 95bFM from 8 May 2017.
In the mid-nineties he moved into television on New Zealand's short lived MTV channel with the 30 minute live weekday night magazine style show Havoc with his Bfm co-worker Jeremy Wells. This show moved to TV 2 in an hour-long weekly format. He continued on TVNZ with the shows Havoc and Newsboy's Sell-out Tour and Havoc's Luxury Suites and Conference Facilities. During the Tour in 1999, he labelled Gore the gay capital of New Zealand (a claim proved false by the 2006 census) - the mayor of Gore was quoted in the news saying Havoc would be run out of town if he ever returned. In 2004 he moved to TV3 with Havoc Presents Quality Time.
By 2009, he had more than $20,000 in traffic fines, which he chose to repay by doing community work - initially as a DJ outside the Auckland University Students' Association, until cancelled by the Department of Corrections. In April 2016 Mikey and partner Geogina Cubbon were blessed with their first child who they named Kyuss.
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- Barry, Rebecca (12 August 2006). "Radio fans make meal of Havoc reshuffle". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 2008-09-19.
- Milne, Amy (30 July 2007). "They say gay Gore gay no more". Southland Times. Retrieved 2008-09-19.
- "Mikey and Claire call it quits". Sunday News. 12 April 2009. Retrieved 21 November 2009.
- Fisher, David (8 November 2009). "Payback's a perk for DJ". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 2009-11-13.
- Fisher, David (15 November 2009). "Havoc stops spinning for his supper, and fines". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 2009-11-15.