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.... Show More

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March 1, 2021 52 sec
Listen above to Mike's thoughts on The Queen's rare move discussing her private experiences 
Queen Elizabeth II is encouraging people to be vaccinated against COVID-19, saying the shot is quick, harmless and will help protect others against the disease.
In a video call with the officials responsible for rolling out the vaccine, the 94-year-old monarch compared the effort that's gone into Britain's national vaccination...
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National's Judith Collins believes public support for the Government's Covid-19 response is shifting.
The Opposition leader told Mike Hosking people want to make sure that if they're following the rules - other people are too.
Collins says Jacinda Ardern's constantly telling people to be kind - but sometimes you can be so kind to a few people, that everyone else ends up paying the price.
"Being kind to someone who ...
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vaccine advisers voted Sunday to recommend the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine for the US. It is the first of the three authorized Covid-19 vaccines that comes in a single dose.
It is a vaccine one member called "highly effective."
The US Food and Drug Administration authorized the J&J vaccine on Saturday local time.
The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice...
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A Federal Labor MP has been accused of rape in an email, Liberal Senator Sarah Henderson has revealed in the latest in a series of sexual assault allegations against senior politicians.
The Victorian senator said in a statement released late on Sunday that she had received an email from a woman and had passed it on to the Australian Federal Police.
“Late this afternoon, I forwarded to the Australian Federal Police an email I received...
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Deja vu for the New Zealand events industry.
Countless events have been affected or cancelled as a result of the return to Covid Level 3 in Auckland, and level 2 elsewhere.
They include the Southland A&P show which has been held every year since World War 2, alongside delays to the Auckland Arts Festival and the cancellation of the Auckland Lantern Festival. 
New Zealand Events Association general manager Segolene De Fontenay told...
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Auckland's lockdown has left one restaurant owner with a sour taste in his mouth.
The region is back under Level 3 restrictions, while the rest of the country is at Level 2.
Cafes, bars and restaurants are not allowed to let customers dine-in, under the strict rules.
Celebrity Chef and restaurateur Josh Emett told Mike Hosking it's having a major impact on his businesses.
"Two outlets in Auckland that I'm focused on, we...
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I watched that farce they call a Covid update at 1pm yesterday.
The usual puffery from the Prime Minister. Yesterday's sermon was about death, there was a reference to America. What a country of 350 million with a federal system, and a slightly insane former president, has to do with our circumstances I have no idea. But she'll leave no stone unturned to instil fear in the wider community susceptible to such mind control.
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The situation the country has found itself in was "déjà vu" after the second lockdown in less than a month, one medical professor says. 
The latest cases of Covid-19 have plunged Auckland back into Level 3 lockdown, with the rest of the country at Level 2 - coming barely two weeks after the last three day lockdown. 
Auckland University professor of medicine Des Gorman told Mike Hosking it seemed plans were being made up on th...
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The latest Covid-19 community case had contact with an infected family during alert level 3, the Prime Minister says.
Jacinda Ardern's comments come after it was revealed a recent case went to the gym when he should have been at home after having a Covid test - something that has angered many in the community and generated numerous calls for greater consequences for those who don't self-isolate.
Ardern says there is a confirm...
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February 28, 2021 8 min
THE BEST BITS IN A SILLIER PACKAGE (from Monday's Mike Hosking Breakfast) Here We Go Again Again/First Gabble of Indecision for the Year/Kiwifruitageddon
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Every Friday morning, Mike Hosking is joined by Tim Wilson and Kate Hawkesby to wrap the week in news. 
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Sky TV and NZ Rugby have inked a deal for Super Rugby Aotearoa 2021 matches to stream in more than 100 countries via Sky's RugbyPass service - including top-tier rugby nations the UK, Ireland and France for the first time.
Weekly passes, featuring two live games every weekend, plus highlights and condensed games, will be available.
RugbyPass' service will be geo-blocked to New Zealand, Australia, the Pacific Islands and Spain...
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News will be back in Australians’ Facebook feeds from Friday, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has said.
Speaking to 2GB radio station after the federal government’s contentious media bargaining code passed into law, Mr Frydenberg said the social media giant told him it would reinstate news content on the platform.
Asked when news will be back on the site, Mr Frydenberg replied: “I understand you’ll see some changes from tomorrow, that’s wh...
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The new age of medical supply delivery is here.
Across the ditch in Australia, a company called Swoop Aero has signed a deal with the chemist company TerryWhite Chemmart to do medical deliveries via drone.
Their drones can deliver within a 130 kilometre range, saving dozens of hours of travel and wait time for patients.
The New Zealand operations manager for Swoop Aero Richard Adams, joins Mike Hosking to talk about new approach to me...
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Excitement is building as boxing rivals Parker and Fa prepare to step into the ring for what has been billed as one of the biggest events in New Zealand boxing history.Fight night is tomorrow at Auckland's Spark Arena with tickets selling fast for the much-anticipated event.Yesterday, promoter David Higgins said about 80 per cent of the tickets have been sold.So far more than 8000 people are expected to attend the event with co...
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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.
Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout.
9/10.
"First for the country this week.
Is it light at the end of the tunnel? Or maybe the start of the end?"
Britain and Israel's Rollout.
8/10.
"They are the guiding lights.
If you want to see where we could be, sadly if only we were faster, then they are your vaccination yard s...
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Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine offers strong protection against severe COVID-19, according to an analysis released Wednesday by U.S. regulators that sets the stage for a final decision on a new and easier-to-use shot to help tame the pandemic.
The long-anticipated shot could offer the nation a third vaccine option and help speed vaccinations by requiring just one dose instead of two. Food and Drug Administration scienti...
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Quick suggestion, why don’t we just ask Adrian Orr to be the Finance Minister? Grant Robertson seems to have given up.
The latest "Robertson to Orr" letter asks the Reserve Bank to take housing into account when they make their various statements and announcements. That on top of inflation and employment.
The Reserve Bank used to have a sweet job. The cash rate. What is the cash rate? What will the cash rate be? Is it going u...
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The Auditor-General is launching an enquiry into emergency housing grants, after paying up to $3000 per week for private rentals.
From November 2017 until June last year, the Ministry of Social Development paid more than $38 million to landlords and property managers.
The grant is meant to be a short-term solution for seven days while a permanent house is found.
But Monte Cecelia Trust chief executive Bernie Smith told Mike Hosking so...
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February 25, 2021 10 min
THE BEST BITS IN A SILLIER PACKAGE (from Friday's Mike Hosking Breakfast) Grant Will Fix It/Mark the Week/The Cuomo Conundrum/Cheese Is the New Superfood
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