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.


April 23, 2024 6 mins

Australia’s politicians are facing off against billionaire Elon Musk. 

The federal government's renewing its focus on social media misinformation and harm after two violent stabbing attacks in Sydney. 

But X-owner, Musk is fighting an order to remove graphic footage of the attacks from the platform. 

Australian Correspondent Murray Olds told Mike Hosking that Musk ridiculed the sugges...

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A chunk of businesses aren’t sure they'll survive this year. 

A Retail NZ survey has found retailers aren't confident heading into winter and a third think they might need to close this year. 

About two thirds didn't meet their first quarter sales targets. 

Chief Executive Carolyn Young told Mike Hosking that the reality of where the economy is at is taking hold. 


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A hydrogen refuelling network across the North Island is the first of its kind in Australasia. 

Hamilton, Auckland, and New Plymouth will host the Hiringa Energy stations, with Tauranga to join later this year. 

The network will allow hydrogen trucks to travel within the 'golden triangle' covering 95% of heavy freight routes in the North Island. 

Hiringa Energy CEO Andrew Clennett tol...

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One of the mysteries of our time is why so many businesses, and big businesses, spend so much money on social media platforms, given what's on those platforms. 

Hyundai are the latest to pause their advertising on 'X' after anti-Semitic posts were highlighted and the car company's ads were right next door. 

In Australia they are busy sorting out legislation to penalise these platforms for material ...

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April 23, 2024 89 mins

On the Mike Hosking Breakfast Full Show Podcast for Wednesday 24th of April, we finally have some common sense being brought to the RMA. Federated Farmers' Mark Hooper gave some insight on the response from farmers.

An interesting new study says that if we don't change our ways in the medical industry and continue to force overseas doctors to conform to our cultural standards, we risk losing them. Lead author Doctor Mariska Mannes...

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National MP Mark Mitchell says there's absolutely no plan to cut a fund used for recovery after extreme weather events. 

Finance Minister Nicola Willis has received advice on disestablishing the National Resilience Plan; a $6 billion scheme set up after Cyclone Gabrielle and the Auckland floods. 

When asked if it's being cut, National MP Mark Mitchell told Mike Hosking absolutely not. 

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We're being told helping international doctors adjust is about more than just medical competence.  

An Otago university study has found New Zealand is at risk of losing its international doctors if cultural integration practices don't improve.

Lead author Doctor Mariska Mannes says many want to be here but feel there's no support in helping them figure out how things work.

She says mo...

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A Courtenay Place bar owner says it's critical Wellington City Council has a plan for the area. 

It's walked away from a $32 million deal to renovate Reading Cinema, which has been closed since an earthquake risk was discovered in 2019. 

The council says it's working on other projects to help revitalise the city's entertainment district. 

But Dakota Bar's Jose Ubiaga told Mike Hosking...

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A Christchurch City Councillor says their lifeline to the A&P Association isn't a grant.  

The board canned this year's A&P Show, saying it would be unwise under its current finances and business model. 

The association's now breaking the 100-year lease on its Wigram Road site, with the council paying about a million dollars a hectare to buy the remaining 95 years.  


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Universities across America are bracing for more Gaza protests. 

Campus closures and arrests have followed increasing Pro-Palestinian and Pro- Israel demonstrations this week. 

US Correspondent Richard Arnold told Mike Hosking that the epicentre of the protests, New York's Columbia University, is now offering online classes for the rest of the term. 

He says scores of pro-Palestine pr...

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Farmers see RMA reform as common sense returning to the farm gate. 

Changes across farming, water, and mining will be introduced to Parliament next month.   

Federated Farmers RMA spokesperson Mark Hooper says farmers already have good systems in place.  

He told Mike Hosking they have farm environment plans which show where the risk factors are and a winter grazing plan, which tells ...

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A tense standoff between a London police officer and an antisemitism campaigner has sparked outrage. 

Gideon Falter, CEO of the Campaign Against Antisemitism, was blocked by an officer from crossing a road near to a pro-Palestine march. 

Falter was wearing a yarmulke and according to the officer looked ‘openly Jewish’, and by crossing the road in that area was ‘provoking’ the protestors and risking...

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Good news for the Italian Prime Minister. 

Giorgia Meloni and her allies have kept control of the southern region of Basilicata in the regional election, defeating their centre-left opponents by a wide margin. 

Italy Correspondent Jo McKenna told Mike Hosking that turnout was low, and that seems to have favoured the incumbent. 

She said that this is the second regional win for Meloni,...

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A new TV3 show is aiming to highlight New Zealand’s food waste. 

Chefs are coming together in ‘Food Rescue Kitchen’ to challenge viewers’ perceptions of waste and what can be done with ingredients they otherwise might not consider. 

Peter Gordon, one of the country's most iconic chefs, is taking part and told Mike Hosking that he had a really good time on the show and enjoyed the challenge. 


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Surely we didn’t miss the irony on climate change? 

On the day it's announced we have reduced our emissions now for three years in a row, so good on us, the very next day Transpower, the people who get the electricity into your lounge, tell us yet again that this Winter has issues and peak load and demand might be problematic. 

Part one of the emissions reduction bit is increasingly about us feelin...

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Resident doctors are set to take to the streets, protesting a recent pay offer. 

The Resident Doctors' Association say while some workers were offered up to 25% pay-rises, others were offered pay cuts in negotiations. 

As a result, they'll strike for 25 hours on May 7.  

National Secretary Deborah Powell told Mike Hosking that Health New Zealand's offer was uneven and unfair. 


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April 22, 2024 89 mins

On the Mike Hosking Breakfast Full Show Podcast for Tuesday 23rd April, the Government is bringing back the Three Strikes law. The public seems to be on the board, but lawyers and judges aren't. We got an expert’s thoughts. 

Prime Minister Christopher Luxon joined Mike in studio to talk his recent overseas trip, the Waitangi Tribunal stoush, and criticisms against his fast-track bill. 

Fantastic Ki...

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Employers have more choice with competition for work heating up.  

Recruitment companies are warning of thousands joining the unemployment queue and more people signing up for jobseeker benefits. 

The latest SEEK data shows job ads falling by 0.4% in March.  

Talent ID Recruitment's Holly Oppers told Mike Hosking that there's been a change of tide. 

She says a lot more s...

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A criminal defence lawyer is hesitant to endorse the incoming Three Strikes legislation. 

The Government is looking to re-establish the laws which will see mandatory prison sentences for violent and sexual criminals committing a third offence. 

It will only apply to sentences above 24 months and give judges more discretion. 

Lawyer John Munro told Mike Hosking that overall, the eviden...

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Christopher Luxon is defending spending millions on clean energy in Asia while cutting costs and Government jobs in New Zealand. 

The Government has committed $41 million towards an Asian Development Bank clean energy transition initiative. 

Luxon says the funding demonstrates New Zealand's commitment to help reduce global carbon emissions. 

He told Mike Hosking the money comes out of...

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