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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September 20, 2021 2 min
So not a great time in the old lobby for my daughter yesterday. Needless to say, the predictions on the new MIQ system were right.
Call it anything you want, tinker with it, paint it, spin it, it remains what it always was. It's a mess that never really got set up, properly bogged down, and a classic supply-demand issue 
She started out 17,815th in the line. I suppose is the upside, or is it? Previously, you didn’t get a spot, a...
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Kiwi country music star Kaylee Bell joined Mike Hosking to talk her latest drop of new music and her hopes for a summer tour.
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Hopeful kiwis both here and abroad logged on early in the morning to register to go in the lottery only to see their number put somewhere in the 20 thousand range for only 3200 available MIQ spots. 
And only another 7000 rooms will be released before the end of the year.  
The queue got as high as 31,800, a pretty quick way to demoralise anyone who had any hope of getting home in the next few months when you see that number pop up on...
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Auckland University's Des Gorman believes there has been a change in thinking. 
He says told Mike Hosking there's been a change in public opinion, and the Government has followed suit. 
"I think what we're seeing is a shift from a zero tolerance for cases to a shift zero tolerance for deaths, and I think that's going to shift even further still." 
Northern Hauraki is now under new restrictions, after three case...
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The case of a basketball star who's lost his job after refusing to get a Covid-19 jab could have wider implications. 
Tai Webster's been released by mutual consent from his Breakers contract, after refusing the vaccination due to personal reasons. 
Jackson Russell Lawyers associate, Jeremy Ansell, told Mike Hosking if an employer can show a genuine reason for requiring vaccinations, they could argue unvaccinated employees can...
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Dr Ashley Bloomfield is confident Auckland is getting on top of stamping out its Delta outbreak. 
Auckland moves down to Alert Level Three tonight. 
Daily case numbers in the region remain in the double digits. 
But the Director-General of Health told Mike Hosking almost all of those cases are household contacts of existing cases. 
"Those are actually, for a Delta outbreak in a big city, very low numbers. In both Victoria and New S...
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Sufferers of chronic pain often experience long waits to see a specialist and can become reliant on heavy, sometimes addictive, drugs - but what if there is another way?
Researchers at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) and Waitematā District Health Board (DHB) are testing just that.
New Zealand-based health tech company Exsurgo has created a medical device, called Axon, which is being tested on 116 chronic pain patients across ...
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The Springboks need to turn things around – and fast.
The reigning world champions have suffered back-to-back losses to Australia in the past fortnight, but it was their performance in a 30-17 loss on Saturday night that was cause for concern.
The pace of the game and the pressure applied by the Australians caused plenty of problems for the Springboks, not helped by players falling off tackles and being ineffective defensively in a p...
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A Fiordland tourist town's decision to move into daylight saving forever is gaining support.
When the country moves into daylight saving this weekend, Te Anau will be there for good.
Russell Alexander is the boss of Matamata-based tourist attraction Hobbiton.
He told Mike Hosking Te Anau's move is a good one.
"Other people would adjust to it. Yeah of course it’s a gimmick, and it’s a great idea and aren’t they trying to do ...
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Former Liberal frontbencher Christian Porter has revealed he was spat at in the street after what he describes as a trial by media over “false” rape allegations, but he won’t be paying back the money secured through a blind trust that triggered his resignation.

After offering his resignation to the Prime Minister on Sunday after he was unable to disclose who donated to a trust fund that paid his defamation case legal fees, the MP ha...
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Opposition player of the weekend goes to Dr Shane Reti, who has exposed the Mongrel Nob meth $2.75 million for what it is.
It's a soft Labour Party sop surrounded by no checks, balances, and certainly no rigour around expenditure of other people's money. 
This is the programme personally signed off by the Prime Minister because among other things, according to her, of its success rate.
Because Reti has got some medical backgro...
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A voting app created by allies of prominent Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny was removed from Google and Apple's online stores in Russia just as polls opened for parliamentary elections, according to a series of tweets from Navalny's team on Friday.
Ivan Zhdanov, a key ally of the jailed dissident, tweeted an image of an email he said was from Apple confirming the app was blocked. The email said the app, also called Navalny, wa...
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Canada might not find out its snap election results for a few days.
Current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the election in the hope his Liberal party would have a majority win.
The last polls are expected to close tomorrow afternoon New Zealand time.
But political commentator Amanda Alvaro told Mike Hosking results might be delayed.
“Because we have mail-in ballots for the first time, we could be in one of those scenarios where w...
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Confirmation from New Zealand Cricket that the threat against the Black Caps was a specific threat against New Zealand.
The Black Caps tour of Pakistan was abruptly cancelled on Friday night, just minutes before the first ball was due to be bowled, due to intelligence about a credible threat.
The players and support staff are now in Dubai, with most due to return to New Zealand in the coming week.
New Zealand Cricket Chief Executive D...
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Concerns over misinformation continuing to spread about the Covid vaccine.
Rumours have been circulating online in recent weeks, about people allegedly dying after getting jabbed.
National Immunisation Clinical Director Nikki Turner told Mike Hosking conspiracy theories like this are harmful and having an impact on progress.
“The problem is these days, particularly with social media, that misinformation creates its own echo chamber so...
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Covid cases in Waikato aren't likely to stop Auckland moving to Level Three.
Three household contacts of a person released from Mt Eden Prison have tested positive including a child who attended Mangatangi School while infectious on Thursday.
The news comes hours before Cabinet is due to meet to confirm whether Auckland moves to Level Three tomorrow night.
Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson says told Mike Hosking while it's...
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September 16, 2021 2 min
William Willis and Hannah Rawnsley: 2/10 
"Because they are idiots. 
But, by weeks end, I found our reaction to them about as bad as their actions, making us about as bad as each other."
Siouxsie Wiles: 2/10 
"Because she is a hypocrite. 
But she got protected because she's a luvvie and a mate of the Prime Minister."
The Covid Rule Breaking Tangi: 2/10 
"Because the rules are the rules. 
Unless you are perceived to...
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The prospect of the next America's Cup being defended on our shores remains a possibility. 
It comes as the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Team New Zealand have extended the selection period for the three shortlisted offshore venues. 
They are Spain, Ireland and Saudi Arabia. 
Team New Zealand Chief Executive Grant Dalton told Mike Hosking the extension will also give them time to see if it's possible to hold the next ev...
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The Māori Party's petition to change the name of New Zealand is, of course, going nowhere, which may ultimately be an indication as to where the party itself is going. 
They are a rarity in MMP, a party ousted from Parliament, but able to make a comeback. 
Many a small party have come and gone, and with the exception of New Zealand First, no one has managed the trick. 
The trick about the trick, if you pull it off, is not to look ...
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A Kiwi footwear has done a world first; creating a fully biodegradable shoe.  
It's come from Orba and is called the Ghost Sneaker, made entirely of natural materials, things like rice husk, corks and coconut husks.  
Orba's sustainability manager Gillian Boucher joined Mike Hosking. 
Orba shoes can be found here.
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