TV & Radio
TVNZ personality Petra Bagust has quit her role as co-host of Breakfast, saying it was "bloody hard work".
Bagust announced live on this morning's show that she would be leaving at the end of this year.
She has been co-host since early 2011.
She said it had been a privilege going live every morning, TVNZ reported.
"I've loved taking on the challenge of Breakfast, 2011 was the biggest news year in a decade, and it was a privilege going live to the country three hours a morning, keeping Kiwis informed and trying to help make sense of natural disasters like the Christchurch earthquake, Japan's quake and tsunami," said Bagust.
"Two incredible years full of tragedy and triumphs - especially when you add the Royal Wedding, the Rugby World Cup and the Olympics into the mix.
"It's been a rollercoaster ride - Breakfast is bloody hard work, and it takes a lot of effort from an incredibly committed group of people to make it happen. I want to say thanks for having me on the team. Bring on summer and 2013."
Bagust has graced New Zealand screens since 1996 when she first began on TV3.
She made the switch to TVNZ in January last year to mixed reviews, when her and now TVNZ political editor Corin Dann replaced the show's most controversial host, Paul Henry, and Pippa Wetzell.
She now hosts the show with former BBC journalist Rawdon Christie.
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