The Mike Hosking Breakfast

The Mike Hosking Breakfast

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April 13, 2021 2 min
It's such a crap job isn't it? Who on earth would want to be Leader of the Opposition?
Already National are dealing with yet another round of whispers and it's only early 2021 - the election is late 2023.
If the rumours are real and the plotting is thick, and if they can't work out that a few months after an election is not a time to panic and roll people, then they have no hope.
Added to that, is the highly-likely out...
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A new Kiwi start-up wants to revolutionise the way we buy groceries.
The start-up, Supie, cuts out the middle man when it comes to grocery shopping so that there isn't the waste that supermarkets experience.
Users would buy directly from the supplier - meaning vegetables will still be in the ground and bread would still be in the oven when you order, meaning no waste and less strict criteria for food to be acceptable for sale.
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A local consultancy business helping kids get into elite overseas universities does not believe an ongoing scandal will affect his business.
A new Netflix documentary looks into the US College Admissions Scandal – the one that saw actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin actually sent to jail.
The documentary tells the story of Rick Singer, who used a 'side door' scheme to help wealthy parents get their children into the ...
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The fashion world looks to be entering into the early stages of a new denim cycle.
The boss of Levi's Jeans says they're noticing more consumers opting for loose-fitting denim over the tighter fit.
Auckland stylist Caitlin Taylor told Mike Hosking she believes the pandemic has played a contributing role in this change.
She says people became very used to wearing comfortable clothes during lockdown.
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Shops, gyms, pubs and beauty salons in England have welcomed back customers after three months of lockdown, delivering a crucial boost to retail and hospitality businesses that have been forced to close repeatedly during the pandemic.
Shoppers braved unseasonably cold temperatures as they lined up outside stores in cities on Monday after restrictions on non-essential retail and outdoor hospitality venues were eased.
Stores and pubs h...
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A former Attorney-General says it's appalling Kiwis aren't doing their civic duty.
Fewer than one-in-five New Zealanders turn up for jury service.
One main problem was the $80-dollars a day compensation has little pull.
Former National cabinet minister Chris Finlayson told Mike Hosking he thinks there's a lot of people happy to take from the country, but not prepared to give.
"People need to front up and recognise that,...
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Business trips are expected to stay grounded,  as baby steps are taken to get travelling again.
CNN Business correspondent Richard Quest says it's fair to say business travel won't get back to where it was before Covid-19, but it's hard to say to what extent.
However, he told Mike Hosking travel between company offices will likely take the biggest hit.
Quest says things like day trips from Wellington to Christchurch, or Au...
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It’s a funny old thing to watch at the moment. It's starting to dawn on the greenies that the 'magic' of the electric car might not be as magical as they thought. Like so many who hop on bandwagons, they don’t do the homework. They essentially pedal their ideology based on clap-trap. For all the buzz around EVs, two stark things have been at play. One - they haven't taken off in terms of sales. Hence you’ve seen the...
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University of Hull's new marking criteria is being labelled as ridiculous.
The English university has instructed its lecturers to overlook spelling, punctuation and grammar errors,  so it doesn't appear elitist.
They say they wish to decolonise their curriculum and believe not insisting on good written English in all circumstances will help achieve this.
Universities New Zealand chief executive Chris Whelan told Mike Hosking h...
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People across Britain flocked to shed shaggy locks and browse for clothes, books and other “non-essential” items as shops, gyms, hairdressers, restaurant patios and beer gardens reopened Monday after months of lockdown.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged people to “behave responsibly” as the country that has had Europe's deadliest coronavirus outbreak took a big step on its roadmap toward a resumption of normal life.
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April 12, 2021 11 min
THE BEST BITS IN A SILLIER PACKAGE (from Tuesday's Mike Hosking Breakfast) How Batteries Are Made/Who's the Boss?/Network TV is Dead/There's Always a New Gadget/Why Juries Are Dumb
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The government is lucky, as it turns out, that Covid is still front-and-centre because if it wasn’t - and it won't always be - a great deal more time would be currently spent on the economy.
Kiwibank tell us the sugar-rush of spending is over. That mad dash we made post-lockdown last year to buy anything and everything is now finished. The household spending tracker was down nine percent in the March quarter - that is a massive ...
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I'd love to be able to start the week on the Warriors, but to do that they have to win and when you lose to a useless side there isn't a lot you can say. So maybe next Monday, eh.
Anyway - red flag time. The socialist agenda of this government was on display Friday with the news that they had lent Air New Zealand another $600 million. This is on top of the $900 million already offered up and being burnt through as we speak.
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A bold move from the US government is being called a 'war on tax havens'.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is calling for minimum global corporate tax of 21 percent across the OECD.
The change would provide big businesses with a single tax system, and major players like the world's richest man, Amazon's Jeff Bezos, is on board.
Business advocate Phil O'Reilly told Mike Hosking it would even the playing field for meg...
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People around the world are remembering the man who was Prince Philip.
The Royal family is rallying around the Queen as she deals with the loss of her husband of 73 years.
Former New Zealand High Commissioner to the UK Lockwood Smith told Mike Hosking he will always think of the Duke of Edinburgh as a wise man.
"What I loved about Prince Philip, when you were talking to him was you knew he was telling you what he really thought.
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison said his government has no plans to set a new timeline for its COVID-19 vaccine roll out after a senior minister suggested all Australians could receive their first dose by the end of the year.
It comes after the government was forced to walk back the comments made by Trade Minister Dan Tehan on Sunday morning in a live cross with Sky News, who claimed the government aimed to immunise all Australians be...
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First, the good news: The United States reported a record-high 4.6 million doses of vaccines administered in one day, according to data published Saturday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
"Amazing Saturday! +4.63M doses administered over total yesterday, a new record," tweeted Dr. Cyrus Shahpar, the White House Covid-19 data director. "More than 500K higher than old record last Saturday. Incredible ...
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A dispute over the validity of large numbers of OIA requests is brewing in Hamilton. 
Hamilton city councillor Dave Macpherson says 58 Official Information Act requests from the Taxpayers' Union have cost his council over $61,000.
Taxpayers Union director Jordan Williams told Mike Hosking a majority of the requests are for a vital ratepayers report.
"When councillors are complaining about it and trying to get back at us when w...
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Judith Collins says there's no substance to the rumours of a leadership coup within the National Party.
Simon Bridges is being tipped to make a comeback - with speculation he'll make a bid for the leadership, with former Air New Zealand boss Christopher Luxon as his deputy.
However, Collins told Mike Hosking it as just media talk.
"I'm not in trouble and I'm actually very focused on doing my job, and that's why...
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The Immigration Minister has defended the lack of migrant workers, saying the Government's doing everything it can.
Fruit growers claim there are hundreds of millions of dollars worth of produce going to waste, and they can't last another year without more seasonal workers.
The Apple and Pear industry is predicting a loss of more than $600 million to the economy, with crop forecasts down 14 percent on last year.
There's an...
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