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.

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April 20, 2021 2 min
I’m sure the Act Party couldn’t believe their luck. Just as they launched their Free Speech Tour, Newsroom on Friday got their hands on a Cabinet paper, that outlines the proposed reforms to our Hate Speech Laws. This will see Hate Speech codified in our Crimes Act, and it will carry a three year prison term.
The Cabinet paper suggests hate speech as a criminal offence would be defined like this. The incitement of disharmony, based ...
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You may not know the name - but Kiwi Jonathan Lemalu is an opera singer in hot demand. He's been based in Europe for years - and has played to sold out audiences throughout the concert scene.
Now, due to Covid, he's back home and is now doing a New Zealand tour.
Jonathan Lemalu spoke with Mike Yardley earlier this morning and performed an excerpt from ‘I am a Bass’ which is a satirical look at male voice types.
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While there's been plenty of excitement about the trans-Tasman bubble, most of us are planning to stay put.
Research from Frog Recruitment has found 88 per cent of Kiwis will not be leaving New Zealand shores in the next 12 months.
Massey University sociologist Paul Spoonley says people are still anxious about leaving the safety of New Zealand.
He told Mike Yardley the Australian Government's policies on New Zealanders and dep...
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How do you feel about restorative justice programmes?  Should they be reserved for first-time offenders? Low-level offenders? May even low-level recidivist slow-learning offenders? Or are you okay with the net being cast much wider?
For the past few years, the government has invested big bucks in Te Pae Oranga, iwi community panels. This Maori-led restorative justice programme has been rolled out across the country as an alternative...
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New Zealand's top companies are failing to keep up with global counterparts.
A Productivity Commission inquiry's found our frontier firms - which are the most productive firms in the domestic economy within their own industries - are only about half as productive as those in other small, advanced economies.
It wants lawmakers to ensure employers have access to skilled workers, while reducing the inflow of low skill or short-...
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French President Emmanuel Macron says he foresees at least some tourists returning to Paris this summer if they have gotten vaccinated or have proof of testing negative for the coronavirus as France moves to progressively lift infection-control restrictions.
"We are building a certificate to facilitate travel after these restrictions between the different European countries with testing and vaccination," Macron said in an in...
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The Ingenuity helicopter has successfully completed its historic flight on Mars and safely landed back on the surface, according to NASA.
The first powered, controlled flight on another planet took place at 3:34 a.m. ET.
Unlike when the helicopter's fellow traveller, the Perseverance rover, landed on Mars on February 18, there was a bit of wait to know how the helicopter fared in its attempt.
The helicopter team was in mission con...
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The murder case against former Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd went to the jury Monday local time in a city on edge against round of unrest like the one that erupted last year over the video of the Black man pinned to the pavement with Chauvin's knee on his neck.
The jury of six white members and six Black or multiracial ones was sent off to begin deliberating after nearly a full day of closing arguments in wh...
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Prince William has made a rare public statement to oppose the Super League proposal which has rocked European football.
The Super League has signed up 12 clubs from England, Spain and Italy and left open three more spots for founding members, who will get permanent places in the competition. It includes six teams from England - Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham.
The Duke of Cambridge, who i...
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April 19, 2021 10 min
THE BEST BITS IN A SILLIER PACKAGE (from Tuesday's Mike Hosking Breakfast) Speech Is In the Ears of the Beholder/Ombudsman Is a Funny Word/Tesla Questions/He Wrote the Songs
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The head of MIQ says no one is missing out despite two facilities being put on pause.
The Grand Mercure and Grand Millennium in Auckland aren't taking new arrivals until the results of a ventilation review are known - which is expected at the end of the month.
It means a reduction in capacity of 652 rooms.
But Brigadier Jim Bliss has a message for anyone overseas who might be worried.
"At the moment, we do have capacity and no ...
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The Foreign Minister is clarifying her comments on the Five Eyes security group.
Nanaia Mahuta spoke about diversifying our trade relationships at a speech to the New Zealand-China Council yesterday.
Afterwards she told reporters she's not comfortable with us expanding the remit of Five Eyes to joint positions on foreign policy.
Mahuta told Mike Yardley New Zealand isn't hesitant about our relationship with the intelligence al...
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The starring role at yesterday’s royal funeral was that bespoke Landrover Defender, sporting a fresh coat of military green paint, custom built as a hearse. Prince Philip tinkered and toiled on this secret project for 16 years, knowing he would never live to see it used for its intended purpose. To carry his own coffin. How’s that for dedication to the job?
Despite his funeral plans having to be pared back to comply with the Covid c...
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April 19 has dawned and I’m feeling bubblelicious this Monday morning. Relieved, actually, and still staggered that it’s taken this long to get Green Zone flights across the Tasman cleared for takeoff.
If you are one of the thousands of travellers winging your way to Australia today, go well. Enjoy yourself, whether you are reuniting, business tripping or holidaying.
I’m very heartened to see that the reported bookings data from Air...
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A New Zealand company is at the forefront of stem cell research.
There are predictions the global market will reach nearly US$15 billion by next year.
ReGen Cellular musculoskeletal specialist Zaid Matti told Mike Yardley 50 per cent of those who suffer from arthritis are of a working age.
He says stem cells are a good alternative to having an operation, which can keep you away from work for weeks.
"You can actually come in, get yo...
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A group of congressional Democrats introduced legislation Thursday local time to add four seats to the Supreme Court, a long-shot bid designed to counter the court's rightward tilt during the Trump administration and criticised by Republicans as a potential power grab that would reduce the public's trust in the judiciary.
President Joe Biden last week created a commission to spend the next six months examining the politicall...
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The cricket and rugby commentator Iain Gallaway, known as the Voice of Carisbrook, has died aged 98
Gallaway provided rugby commentaries for 26 years and cricket for 40, until signing off in 1992.
Gallaway was born in Dunedin in 1922 and educated at Christ's College and Otago University.
He began his working life as a cadet reporter on the Otago Daily Times and always said he really wanted to be a journalist but he switched to law...
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April 18, 2021 13 min
THE BEST BITS IN A SILLIER PACKAGE (from Monday's Mike Hosking Breakfast) We Want to Fly Away/Someone Watched It/Cricket Cancelled/Olympic Condom Questions/Putting the Ham Back Into Burgers
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There are fresh warnings that the country could be heading towards another leaky home crisis.
It comes as the shortage of building materials grows - it now includes everything from timber, to paints and ladders.
That means some builders are getting desperate and are getting their hands on any product they can.
It has led to calls to strengthen up our materials certification system - known as CodeMark  - to protect consumers.
NZ Buildin...
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Staff at a Sydney quarantine hotel are self-isolating and undergoing testing after three Covid-19 cases first thought to have been acquired overseas were found to have instead been acquired in hotel quarantine.
NSW Health officials said on Sunday the three cases in the one family of returned travellers were previously reported as overseas acquired, but have now been reclassified to locally acquired, following transmission in hotel q...
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