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 23, 2021 2 min
I was intrigued to read through Microsoft’s annual Work Trend Index. 
The report uncovers key office workplace trends as we settle into a new era of work, beyond the heights of the Covid panic.
Here are the big takeaways.
Sixty one per cent of workers in New Zealand think that their employer cares about their work-life balance. That’s pretty good.
Flexible work is here to stay: 71 per cent of workers in New Zealand surveyed want fle...
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DOC said it will be closing one of its Great Walk huts next month in an attempt to evict a hardy infestation of bedbugs.
Stewart Island's backcountry huts had their busiest season on record, however there were some unwelcome guest who checked in with walkers.
Hikers returning from the Rakiura Track, Stewart Island's Great Walk complained of developing bites and itchy sores after staying in the DOC facilities.
Mike Hosking is j...
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More countries are putting restrictions on arrivals from India, as the country struggles with a second wave of Covid-19.
In the past 24 hours, it's recorded more than 314,000 new cases which is a global record.
Our government will announce this afternoon whether the travel suspension will extend past Wednesday.
Australian correspondent, Murray Olds, told Mike Yardley Australia is planning to cut flights by 30% and will limit the n...
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Global commitments on climate change may be meaningless if the US and China can't end their diplomatic stand-off.
Joe Biden has committed to halving America's emissions between 2005 and 2030, during an appearance at a virtual Leaders Summit on Climate overnight.
Jacinda Ardern also appeared at the summit, urging world leaders to be more ambitious about reducing emissions.
Victoria University's Adrian Macey, who served as N...
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Don't mess with the Italians and their gelato.
The Italian Senate is considering making it illegal to make sub-standard gelato, by clamping down on vendors who use too much air, or bad ingredients.
Christchurch's Rollickin' Gelato director Jed Joyce told Mike Yardley a lack of air is what gives the sweet treat its distinctive texture and flavour.
“Ice cream, that often contains up to 80% air, when you think about it, that’...
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A trend is developing to have women write their work emails more like men.
Traditionally, men tend to be more forthcoming in their notes.
But women will apologise more, not be as assertive and use more exclamation marks or sign off emails with a kiss as if to try and reflect their manner.
So the call has gone out for that to end. And it's taken off online.
Freelance journalist Laura Hampson made the original call, and she spoke wit...
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The looming dissolution of our twenty DHBs is a striking reminder of how over-burdened we are by bureaucracy-building. Layer upon layer of governance structures. Armies upon armies of administrators, replicating the same role and needlessly costing us a bomb. There is no economy of scale.
And as I’ve banged on about this week, democratic representation around these health boards is just feel-good window dressing. It’s tinsel for the...
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More calls this morning to teach kids some real world skills in school.
A LearnCoach survey found 32% of high school students want more classroom focus on how to launch a small business.
It comes amidst a rise in high school students having their own "side hustles" like selling clothes and crafts on social media platforms.
Business coach and author Steve Hockley joined Mike Yardley to speak on how we can get more school kids i...
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The leaders of Russia and China put aside their raw-worded disputes with U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday long enough to pledge international cooperation on cutting climate-wrecking coal and petroleum emissions in a livestreamed summit showcasing America's return to the fight against global warming.
Neither Vladimir Putin nor Xi Jinping immediately followed the United States and some of its developed allies in making specifi...
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The Government will move to a new risk-based approach for overseas arrivals that will see passengers on higher-risk flights kept together for their MIQ stay, the Herald understands.
Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins will today unveil the Government's plan to minimise the risk of returnees from countries ravaged by Covid-19, including India.
He will also outline the plan for the extra 1000 to 1300 MIQ rooms a fortnight that...
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Grant Robertson is defending the Government's decision to give him more power over Reserve Bank decisions about lending restrictions.
Cabinet has agreed to a give the Finance Minister some oversight in the decision-making process.
Robertson says the change will put into law, a process that's currently governed by convention and memorandums of understanding.
Robertson told Mike Yardley he's confident it won't undermine ...
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THE BEST BITS IN A SILLIER PACKAGE (from Friday's Mike Hosking Breakfast) Waikato Won't Be Tamed/How We're Working/Weird Lockdown Viewing/That Cup Won't Hold Water
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I think most of us can agree we can, and should be able to, slash our food bill.
Well chefs Ganesh Raj and Mike van de Elzen are on a mission to teach us how.
They're fronting our version of the UK hit show, Eat Well For Less.
And the second season drops on TVNZ 1 next Tuesday.
Ganesh Raj and Mike van de Elzen joined Mike Yardley to discuss the new show.
LISTEN ABOVE
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GPs are questioning Covid-19 vaccination criteria, saying targets are too high for smaller clinics.
The Auckland rollout will have six dedicated super-centres and targeted outreach facilities, but initial plans include only 15 GP and urgent care clinics.
Locations must deliver up to 75 vaccinations a day, along with extra administration and special storage needs.
College of GPs medical director Bryan Betty told Mike Yardley the vaccin...
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It seems we're getting a bit tired of the zoom calls.
A Stanford University study found a growing number of us are suffering from zoom fatigue.
And women are finding it tougher than men, that's apparently because women look at themselves more on zoom calls which can produce negative emotions and higher levels of what is called mirror anxiety.
Women's meetings also tend to run longer and they take less breaks between zoom m...
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Wednesday that he did nothing wrong when he exchanged text messages with a wealthy industrialist and promised he would “fix” the tax rules for him.
The BBC reported that it had seen messages between Johnson and James Dyson, the vacuum cleaner innovator and home products magnate. The texts were sent in March 2020, when the coronavirus was sweeping across Britain and the government, fearing th...
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The son of Martin Luther King Junior says instead of defunding the police, they should be restructuring the police.
An investigation in to Minneapolis police practices has been launched after former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murdering George Floyd.
Martin Luther King the third told Mike Yardley society expects police to do everything, but the police role was never designed to protect and serve every specific ne...
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When New Zealand lost Invercargill cancer patient Blair Vining there was anger in the air.
The 39-year-old, with the support of his family, dedicated his last months on Earth to fighting for better cancer care across New Zealand.
His doctor and top oncologist Chris Jackson said this new health system would help save lives like Vining - who was told he was dying of bowel cancer and would have to wait eight weeks for an urgent appointm...
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Americans slept well last night. Minneapolis, Minnesota and the wider nation did not burn. The spectre of mindless looting, rage and destruction was averted. Lady Justice saved the day. Justice was delivered. And the jury got it right on Chauvin.
I love America. I love America immensely, even though their mad rush to hyperbole is never far from the boil. Over-inflamed passions and a lack of context characterise their discourse. Poli...
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A UK defence expert says New Zealand's in serious danger of being expelled from the Five Eyes intelligence alliance.
Daily Telegraph defence editor Con Coughlin has accused our Government of cosying up to China, at a time when our western allies are trying to present a united front against Beijing.
It follows a speech by Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta, in which she said New Zealand wasn't comfortable with Five Eyes speaking o...
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