24 Jan 2019

Rob Hosking remembered

From Morning Report, 8:59 am on 24 January 2019

Political journalist and RNZ commentator Rob Hosking died of cancer last weekend at the age of 54.

Journalist and RNZ commentator Rob Hosking

Journalist and RNZ commentator Rob Hosking Photo: via The National Business Review

Back in 2005, Hosking began writing his weekly National Business Review column 'Order Paper' and his final contribution – The strange year of ultra-cautious politics – appeared last month.

Hosking contributed to the RNZ programmes Morning Report, Nine to Noon and The Panel, and also wrote opinion pieces such as Donald the Wolf? Not so much... (November 2016) and Foreign ownership: what's the problem? (March 2017)

Host Susie Ferguson praised his "generous spirit" and "brilliant, thoughtful intelligence" on Morning Report:

"I personally feel very honoured to have known a man who was so kind and he was also the one who introduced me to my favourite single malt. Haera ra, Rob. go well, my dear friend, you're so missed."


Formidable reporter, wry commentator, dear friend: Wellington journalist David Cohen remembers Rob Hosking on The Spinoff.

Vale Rob Hosking: a tribute from the National Business Review