Petra's common sennse touch and humour maintained the ratins. Petra said "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,"
"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."
Petra first appeared on New Zealand TV screens in 1996 as co-host on "Ice TV" with Jon Bridges. The show developed a cult following for TV3.
She made the switch to TVNZ in January 2011 when her and TVNZ political editor Corin Dann replaced the show's most controversial host, Paul Henry, and Pippa Wetzell.
Petra's unique style, professionalism and humour make her an ideal MC for any event.