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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.
The recession: 2/10
It's the final nail in the Government coffin. They printed, they spent, they ran the place into the ground - no one gets three more years on that record.
Adrian Orr: 6/10
Although he did about as much damage, given he and Grant Robertson are interchangeable, he can't help the migrat...
The death at the dairy in Sandringham in Auckland on Wednesday was always going to be the tipping point in some way shape or form.
It was a death that was always coming.
It's not the first crime that has led to a death by any stretch of the imagination of course, but it is the first death in a specific crime pattern that has been building in this country all year.
It's the death in the crime wave for small businesses; it is...
There are fears young people will come out worse off from any upcoming recession.
Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr has confirmed the bank is deliberately engineering a recession, with plans to hike the Official Cash Rate as high as 5.5 percent.
That recession is expected to hit around the middle of next year.
Former Finance Minister Steven Joyce told Mike Hosking it will be felt particularly by young people, especially young home o...
The first ODI Black Caps vs India is on today at Eden Park.
It will be the first of three matches, following India’s win in the T20 series.
Black Caps coach Gary Stead joined Mike Hosking.
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Investors are keeping calm, after this week's stark warnings from the Reserve Bank.
Governor Adrian Orr has left many mortgage holders reassessing their options, after lifting the OCR to 4.25 percent and warning it could peak at 5.5 percent.
He's also confirmed the bank is deliberately engineering a recession, that's likely to hit about the middle of next year.
JMI Wealth Director Andrew Kelleher told Mike Hosking while...
The Government are determined to pin Three, or Five, Waters confusion on the farmers.
Megan Woods on the Mike Hosking Breakfast on Wednesday said the whole "Five Waters" discourse was because the farmers wanted geothermal and coastal waters to be covered by Three Waters.
Federated Farmers said that wasn't the case, but Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta doubled down in the house yesterday when asked by National'...
The Government's pay boost to community social workers has been labelled a "game changer".
Almost 4,600 community social workers will now receive pay that is on par with Oranga Tamariki social workers.
Association of Social Workers Chief Executive, Braden Clark, says their pay is going to increase between $20-30,000.
He told Mike Hosking it'll make a huge difference in keeping social workers from switching to Oranga...
Growing calls to allow GPs to prescribe ADHD medication.
Currently the drugs can only be given following an appointment with a psychiatrist or paediatrician.
That causes issues due to a lack of access to psychiatrists across the country and seeing them sometimes costing hundreds of dollars.
Royal College of GPs Medical Director Bryan Betty told Mike Hosking the current situation isn't good enough.
He says there's just not e...
The death of an Auckland dairy worker has led to calls the retail sector has been let down by the Government.
Police say the 37-year-old was fatally stabbed on Wednesday night, after he confronted an offender who stole the cash register from Sandringham's Rose Cottage Superette.
Ravi Singh owns a liquor store and dairy in Pukekohe, and says police are working hard but offenders don't fear the consequences.
He wants tougher...
The British Supreme Court has ruled out a second independence referendum for Scotland.
It says it can't be held because the UK government needs to grant formal consent, which it has refused to do.
A first referendum was held in 2014, where Scotland voted to remain with the rest of the UK.
UK correspondent Rod Liddle told Mike Hosking there's no great appetite for another referendum or independence itself.
He says opinion po...
Hard to believe, but in Waka Kotahi's annual report, the famed Julie Anne Genter piece of genius, Road to Zero has failed.
It's failed before, of course. This is just the update confirming it's failed again this year as well.
Only one of six measures was met for the year.
We're three years into the thought bubble, and when it comes to road deaths we have gone basically nowhere. Breath testing is well short, probably...
Wasim Akram is simply one of the greatest cricketers of all time.
He was known as the Sultan of Swing and one of the pioneers of reverse swing bowling, which bamboozled batting orders for years.
Akram took 414 test wickets and more than 500 ODI wickets - and is regarded by many as the greatest left-arm bowler.
But, as there often is with sub-continent cricketers, there was plenty of drama surrounding his career and post career acti...
Supercars will not be coming to New Zealand next year.
The 2023 Supercars calendar was announced Wednesday, with the season beginning in Newcastle from March 10 and ending in Adelaide on November 26, but a New Zealand leg was missing from the schedule.
Pukekohe Park Raceway had previously been the New Zealand home of Supercars, but the venue will close to motorsport activity from April next year after a change in ownership in 2021,...
The seal on almost a third of New Zealand's roads is said to be past its lifespan, which may be causing woes for New Zealand drivers.
Transporting New Zealand claims long haul trucks are seeing an increase in maintenance costs, which they've put down to poor road conditions.
Chief Executive Nick Leggett told Mike Hosking there's a lot of work to be done.
He claims over 15 years, both the previous government and this go...
Adrian Orr believes he's struck the right approach with the latest unprecedented hike to interest rates.
The Reserve Bank Governor has lifted the Official Cash Rate by 75 basis points, to a 14 year high of 4.25 percent.
Orr is warning the country could be in recession by the middle of next year, and the OCR may have to peak at 5.5 percent to get inflation under control.
While some have accused him of overcooking things, and oth...
Foodstuffs is clearing the air over concerns it's been collecting sensitive information from shoppers without their knowledge.
Our newsroom has confirmed 29 of its supermarkets in the North Island are already using facial recognition technology.
It comes as supermarket crime has skyrocketed, with a 246 per cent increase in serious incidents.
And just last night in Auckland's Sandringham, a dairy worker was fatally stabbed.
Is the Reserve Bank raising the Official Cash Rate too far, too fast?
The central bank has lifted the OCR by an unprecedented 75 basis-points to 4.25 percent and is forecasting the country could be in recession by the middle of next year.
It's also warning the OCR may have to peak as high as 5.5 percent to bring inflation under control.
But Jarden Investment Strategist and Economist John Carran told Mike Hosking international i...
National is adjusting its tax plans, heading into next year's election.
The party is reviewing its policies following the Reserve Bank's unprecedented OCR hike yesterday and its warning of a pending recession.
Finance Spokesperson Nicola Willis says plans to cut the top tax rate may no longer be affordable.
But she told Mike Hosking National still wants to index tax thresholds to inflation, and other parts of the tax policy...
The Government is insisting there's no change in reach on the Three Waters reform.
A Select Committee report recommended the Bill's application of Te Mana o te Wai be expanded to cover when sewage is pumped into harbours.
The legislation is going through its committee stage under urgency today - and expected to pass third reading next month.
Critics have dubbed it "Five Waters" but Labour's Megan Woods has clari...
I suspect part of the reaction we have seen of late to Chris Luxon and his stance on crime and the general depravation that passes for acceptable life in this country these days is it's coming from one of the two mainstream parties.
Smaller parties are the domain of the more radical thinking. The Māori Party and their desire to run the country under their interpretation of what was signed off a couple of hundred years ago. Or t...
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