Lindsay Perigo

Lindsay Perigo is a New Zealand broadcaster, author and commentator, once hailed by Metro magazine as “the doyen of political interviewers.” He infamously walked out of Television New Zealand in 1993, calling its news and current affairs “braindead.”

Lindsay contributes to the Breakfast programme with Perigo's Perspective on Thursday mornings.

Marty Gibson

Marty Gibson has been an engineering polymers technical salesman, a quarry engineer, a used car salesman, and a cleaning contractor. He has worked in shearing gangs, pruned pine trees and driven trucks in road gangs patching potholes. He has been a bouncer, barman, beekeeper, builder, and painter. He drove prostitutes around Wellington, spent five years as a journalist for The Gisborne Herald, and worked as a media and marketing contractor for iwi, medical organisations and polytechs.

Marty contributes to the Breakfast and Counter Culture programmes on A Political Agenda and Media Matters. He also writes opinion pieces for RCR News.

Farzin Irani

Farzin Irani (B.Com, PGDipBus) has pursued a successful banking and financial services career spanning 20+ years across multiple borders (India, New Zealand, and Australia), which gave him an insider's view on how our global financial system really works.
He is now the Managing Director for Success Simplified Ltd, providing a niche service for wealthy individuals and families who want to know more about what is really happening in the global macroeconomic environment, and would like to protect and preserve their wealth for the next generation.
Through our Money Talks series, he shares his expertise on monetary issues and economics that will affect us all in the coming years, and he breaks down and explores local and international financial system-related topics in a 101 style that is perfect for those new to the subject.

Farzin contributes to the Breakfast programme with the Money Talks feature on Thursday mornings.

Katie Ashby-Koppens

Katie is a civil litigator with over 20 years experience taking cases on both sides of the Tasman. She’s currently registered as a lawyer in NSW and has been working on a number of high profile Covid cases in Australia.

She has a breadth of experience in medico, employment, class actions and civil disputes in all jurisdictions from tribunals to the highest courts in the land.

Katie contributes to the Breakfast programme with the Legal Hub on Wednesday mornings.

Dr. Glen Davies

Glen was born in Wellington in 1965 and grew up in a number of small towns, including Mangakino. He gradated from University of Otago in 1989. Glen worked in a mission hospital in Papua New Guinea for 2 years. While medical superintendent he was part of the team managing the Vunapope state of emergency caused by the major eruption of 2 local volcanoes. He now works as a GP with a special interest in lifestyle medicine and reversing Type 2 Diabetes at Reversal NZ.

Dr. Glen contributes to the Breakfast programme with the Health Hacks feature on Monday mornings.

Olivia Pierson

Olivia is a NZ blogger, author and essayist who likes to write about history and its wide influence on our present time. One of her favourite sayings is, “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”

Olivia contributes to the Breakfast programme's political panel, A Political Agenda and is a regular guest on The Crunch with Cam Slater.

Nick Kearney

Nick leads the Property Law team at Davenports Law and is a Director of Buxton Capital. He specialises in residential and commercial property, general commercial work and contributory mortgage investments.

Nick contributes to the Breakfast programme with the Legal Hub on Wednesday mornings.

Tane Webster

Tane is a young man of many talents. He has a keen interest in politics, community building, and NZ society. He is a member of the Puketapu-Bell Block Community Board in Taranaki. When he is not engaging in political discussion and strategy, Tane can often be found with a microphone asking Kiwis on the street their thoughts on controversial issues.

Tane contributes to the Breakfast programme as a roving reporter and Real Talk with Rodney Hide with the Politics Explained feature.

Wally Richards

Wally is a keen Kiwi gardener. He runs Wally's Gardening & Health Products, which provides products and advice on all things gardening! He is also the author of several books, including Wally's Down to Earth Garden Guide.

Wally contributes to Real Talk with Rodney Hide in his Gardening with Wally feature every few weeks.

Steven Sykes

Steven works in the area of computer science and software engineering as a systems administrator and programmer. As a tinkerer and owner of a KITT replica, he enjoys tech in general so long as it's in the best interests of the end user. As a result, he has a special interest in online privacy and security and is also an independent marriage celebrant in his spare time!

Steven contributes to the Breakfast programme with Tech Tuesdays.

Ivor Cummins

Ivor, BE (Chem) CEng MEI, completed a Biochemical Engineering degree in 1990. He has since spent 30 years in corporate technical leadership positions. His career specialty has been leading large worldwide teams in complex problem-solving activity. Since 2012 Ivor has been intensively researching the root causes of modern chronic disease. A particular focus has been on cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. Find more of his work at The Fat Emperor

Ivor is a regular contributor to the Breakfast programme as RCR's Irish correspondent.

Guy Hatchard PhD

Guy is an international advocate of food safety and natural medicine. He received his undergraduate degree in Logic and Theoretical Physics from the University of Sussex and his PhD in Psychology. He was formerly the Natural Health Products Director at Genetic ID, a global food testing and certification company. Find more of Guy's writing at the Hatchard Report.

Guy contributes periodically to the Breakfast programme with his commentary on recent scientific developments.