The Mike Hosking Breakfast

The Mike Hosking Breakfast

Open your mind to the world with New Zealand’s number one breakfast radio show. Without question, as New Zealand’s number one talk host, Mike Hosking sets the day’s agenda. The sharpest voice and mind in the business, Mike drives strong opinion, delivers the best talent, and always leaves you wanting more. The Mike Hosking Breakfast always cuts through and delivers the best daily on Newstalk ZB.

Episodes

June 30, 2022 2 min
At the end of each week, Mike Hosking takes you through the big ticket items and lets you know what he makes of it all.
 
DHBs Letter to MBIE over Staffing Shortages: 2/10
"Between the lot of them, you wonder how anything gets done at all.
And it certainly explains why you can't get into ED or find a nurse."
 
Chris Hipkins: 3/10
"The old lockdown regret.
Oh well, it's only the biggest city and the engine room of the ec...
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There is a group called "Affordable Sports for Greater Wellington".  
That proves, apart from anything, there is clearly a group set up for everything and a weird name is no barrier to existence.
They have concerns over the councils charging for facilities. Their complaint appears to be, the more expensive you make sport, the less sport people will do, which appears to make perfect sense.
The deal in Wellington is the council ...
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What a homecoming it will be for the Warriors this weekend.
It's been 1039 days since the Warriors last played a home game, a streak they'll snap this Sunday at Mt Smart Stadium against the Wests Tigers.
They've sacrificed a lot over the last two and a half seasons to keep the competition alive and couldn't be happier to be back in front of a packed home crowd of cheering fans.
Warriors half Shaun Johnson joined Mike H...
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The All Blacks selectors have picked two new caps for the first test against Ireland on Saturday, while going back to Scott Barrett in the six jersey for the first time since the 2019 Rugby World Cup semifinal defeat.
Crusaders standout Leicester Fainga'anuku will debut on the wing while fellow debutant Pita Gus Sowakula is set to play his first test off the bench.
Head coach Ian Foster said the selectors were excited to name the...
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EV uptake is chugging along nicely.
Registrations for EVs has increased by 56 percent on previous years, market share has jumped from three percent to eight percent, and EVs made up 20 percent of sales in March and April.
Transport Minister Michael Wood is pleased with the impact the Clean Car Discount scheme is making.
He told Mike Hosking most car manufacturers will have transitioned to zero emission vehicles by 2035.
Wood says as we...
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Today New Zealand launches a new health system replacing 20 district health boards with a national body - Health NZ - in a bid to end postcode lottery. Health reporter Emma Russell talks to a bowel cancer patient, a hospital anaesthetist and a GP about the changes.
Roz Tuitama's bowel cancer should've been picked up at least two years earlier.
Our country's health system let her down.
In 2015, the 57-year-old was rushed to...
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The Reserve Bank is warning housing may no longer be a one-way bet for increasing wealth.
Its Chief Economist Paul Conway says changes to the tax system, zoning and slowing population growth mean the housing market isn't going to be as strong.
He told Mike Hosking it will mean people will need to increase their financial literacy and building wealth will become more complex.
Conway says New Zealanders have traditionally looked at ...
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After four years of often torturous negotiations, New Zealand and the European Union have agreed a free trade deal.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who helped conclude negotiations in Brussels said it would help grow exports to the European Union by $1.8 billion a year by 2035.
Ardern had played down hopes of a deal earlier this week, saying she was "very willing to come away from Europe without final conclusion" if it did not...
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At PWC in Britain, the pay rise coming is 9 percent. They employ about 20,000 locally. Some pay rises will be as high as 10 percent . The chairman says you can't ignore reality, which is true.
Given the job market, if you are not offering the 9 percent, someone is. And that person will be hoovering up the scare resource that makes up today's labour market.
Locally, Air New Zealand is offering in house bonuses to those who nom...
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Time to catch up with one of sporting stars that deserves far more attention.
Paul Coll topped the squash world rankings earlier this year and became the first New Zealand man to achieve that.
Add to that he's taken home the prestigious British Open and a slew of other tournament wins.
He's back home for the first time in three years and is playing in the New Zealand Squash Championships this weekend.
Paul Coll joined Mike Hosk...
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New Zealand researchers could provide the answer to the opioid epidemic.
Victoria University has received a $1.2 million grant to advance the development of a safer opioid alternative to the pre-clinical phase.
Associate Professor Bronwyn Kivel told Mike Hosking one in five New Zealand adults suffer from chronic pain, and half of those report current treatments don't offer much relief.
She says they're aiming to develop a doub...
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Concerns about understaffing at a mental health service that treated a 37-year-old man accused of killing a mother-of-four in Christchurch were escalated to the Minister of Health Andrew Little, the Herald has learned.
In a briefing on January 20, officials at the Ministry of Health told the minister that the workforce at the Canterbury regional forensic mental health service was so stretched that its secure psychiatric facility at ...
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Auckland's Mayor says the Central Rail Link project hasn't derailed,  despite concerns from the Auditor-General.
A report from the Auditor-General's office praises the project's governance, but has found its budget and timeline is likely to change.
It's found supply chain disruption, rising material costs, and trouble recruiting overseas expertise is all contributing.
Phil Goff told Mike Hosking he knows despite ch...
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NATO's agreed to a fundamental shift to how it responds to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
The alliance has wrapped up a summit in Madrid, agreeing to set up a permanent army headquarters in Poland and make an unshakeable commitment to Ukraine
Jacinda Ardern has addressed the summit, and says the war is the single biggest issue facing the continent.
Ardern is now on her way to Brussels, where she'll continue talks on a free ...
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We have a couple of trends in the small business sector that are performing stronger than a couple of international heavyweights.
Xero has released their Small Business Index for May, revealing small business wages and jobs grew during the month.
Wages were up 5.3 percent, the fastest pace since January 2017 while the number of jobs grew 4.1 percent.
That's better than the likes of the UK and Australia.
Managing director for Xero N...
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Police Minister Chris Hipkins has accused National MP Mark Mitchell of making comments that suggest diversity among police undermines confidence.
Hipkins' comments on social media came after he and Mitchell clashed during an on-air interview on Newstalk ZB this morning.
Hipkins tweeted that Mitchell "attacked" him during the interview for talking about increased diversity in police and the fact that a quarter of police on...
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Christianity is losing its lustre across the Tasman.
The first numbers from the Australian 2021 census are out and it shows that for the first time, less than 50 percent of the population identify as Christian.
52 percent down to 44 percent.
And the non-religious numbers are increasing – 39 percent compared to 30 percent in 2016.
Professor Emeritus of Religion at Massey University Dr Peter Lineham joined Mike Hosking.
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For me, the more interesting aspect of our Roe v Wade reaction is the intolerance of so many in a country that would argue the opposite.
We love free speech, we love freedom of thought, and we love our ‘rights’, all of our ‘rights’, until of course it affects us or affronts us.
Then we go nuts.
I got a lot of reaction to the Simon O’Connor post on Roe v Wade, National had just lost half their votes was a theme.
The attacks on Christoph...
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Since December the government has spent $1.2 billion on emergency housing, with a lot of it on housing people in motels around the country.
There are currently 8000 households living in emergency housing around the country, working out to $150,000 spent on each household.
Rotorua Lakes councillor and chair of Whanau Ora Merepeka Raukawa-Tait is right in the thick of it all in her city and joined Mike Hosking.
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Air New Zealand's Dreamliners are undergoing the airline's biggest cabin transformation in almost 20 years.
The airline's new planes will be fitted with new-style seats throughout and will have an ultra-luxe business class area, the outdated herringbone layout in Business Premier is being modified, and there will be new areas for passengers further back in the plane to graze and stretch during flights.
Innovative new slee...
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