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.


May 16, 2024 2 mins

The NRL is pulling more and more eyes. 

Ten rounds into the season, nearly 1.59 million New Zealanders have watched matches on Sky Sport and free-to-air on Sky Open. 

This is an increase of 14% compared to last year. 

Former Warriors Coach Frank Endacott told Mike Hosking that the increase says something for the game as a spectator sport. 

He said that if you look at the...

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Do you get the feeling the only moderately normal person in the Greens left the building a couple of weeks back, and he is sitting in his new corporate financing job feeling a new lease on life? 

Surely as he read, as I did, the tale of Darleen Tana on full whack doing virtually nothing and his good mate Tory "let me bugger Wellington up" Whanau, he must be feeling just a bit guilty about hanging out with such a...

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Australia's richest woman's causing a stir by demanding her portrait is removed from an exhibition. 

Indigenous artist Vincent Namatjira's art exhibition "Australia in Colour" is on display at the National Gallery of Australia. 

Mining magnate Gina Rinehart doesn't like her painting and wants it taken down. 

Australia correspondent Murray Olds told Mike Hosking that while the portrait...

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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 immigration statistics: 3/10 

The record broken by Kiwis leaving this country is the number that should be chiseled on the Labour Government grave stone 2017-2023. "Here lies Labour. 52,500 couldn’t stand it any longer." 


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A kiwi company has figured out how to combine new AI technology with one of New Zealand’s biggest industries. 

Livestock Visibility Solutions has created Flow, a software designed to streamline cow movement from the yard to the milking shed. 

The program automates the backing gate system, allowing for greater efficiency. 

CEO Richard Appleby told Mike Hosking that it can only be done ...

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Australia is far outstripping New Zealand on the tourism front. 

Data from Stats NZ shows that New Zealand had just over 340,000 visitors in March this year, up 74,200 compared to last year. 

In comparison, Australia had more than 760,000, a 24.1% increase from March last year. 

Tourism Minister Matt Doocey told Mike Hosking that we’re actually tracking pretty well when you look at th...

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Donald Trump's lawyers continue to cross-examine his former fixer in court in a potential turning point of the hush money trial. 

Michael Cohen was an attorney for the former-President from 2006 to 2018 and is the prosecution's last witness. 

He's told the prosecutors he paid adult star Stormy Daniels on behalf of Trump to ensure the story would not come out before the 2016 election. 

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May 16, 2024 89 mins

On the Mike Hosking Breakfast Full Show Podcast for Thursday 17th of May, Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters talked about his trip in the Solomon Islands, the chaos in New Caledonia, and Putin meeting up with Xi. 

Do we have a culture of workplace bullying in this country? The answer is yes according to the Human Rights Commission, and the comments come in thick and fast. 

Kate Hawkesby and Ti...

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Kate Hawkesby and Tim Wilson joined Mike Hosking to wrap this week. 

On the agenda today was bullying, pool, and fitness. Plus, Mike Hosking was off sick these last couple days and Kate revealed that he’s quite the ‘excruciating’ patient.  


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There’s a belief that bullying's embedded in New Zealand culture. 

A report from the Human Rights Commission and KPMG says the estimated cost of harassment and bullying to businesses is around $1.5 billion. 

It says the cost to employers is about $1,600 for every worker affected. 

Anti-Bullying Council Director James Hilford told Mike Hosking that bullying's rife across most industrie...

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Hundreds of New Zealanders stranded in New Caledonia could start coming home tomorrow. 

The French territory is in a state of emergency and its international airport remains closed. 

There have been several days of violent unrest, sparked by controversial constitutional changes. 

At least four people have died and hundreds more have been injured during fires, armed clashes and mass lo...

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An agricultural economics expert says Fonterra's change in strategy has come as a surprise.  

The dairy giant has signalled its intent to divest brands including Anchor and Mainland, and overseas operations Fonterra Oceania and Fonterra Sri Lanka.  

It wants to focus on producing ingredients and selling those to consumers and other businesses. 

Lincoln University agricultural economic...

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Half the country’s junior doctors are walking off the job again today as they continue to fight pay and work conditions. 

More than two thousand junior doctors with the Resident Doctors' Association are striking for 49 hours from today. 

They haven't reached an agreement with Health New Zealand on pay and working conditions. 

Dr Deborah Powell, National Secretary for the NZ Resident D...

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A 71-year-old man remains in police custody in Slovakia, accused of attempting to assassinate Prime Minister Robert Fico. 

Fico was airlifted to the hospital after being shot in the stomach, arm, and leg. 

Christopher Luxon's joining other world leaders in condemning the attack, saying it's shocking and nothing justifies such horrific violence in our democratic systems. 

Newstalk ZB E...

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Some influencers are losing millions of social media followers in protest of their silence on the Israel-Gaza conflict. 

#Blockout2024 began after the Met Gala, as celebrities used their platforms to share the luxurious affair amid worldwide protests. 

Taylor Swift has lost more than 300,000 and Kim Kardashian has lost more than 3 million since the event. 

Gorilla Technology Chief Exe...

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The Housing Minister's asking questions of Kainga Ora over revelations the Dunedin holiday park it owns has sat empty for four years. 

The Crown housing agency bought Aaron Lodge in Kaikorai Valley for more than $4 million, intended to become a social housing development. 

But it's remained vacant, covered in weeds and temporary fencing. 

Chris Bishop told Andrew Dickens that it's a '...

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May 15, 2024 89 mins

On the Mike Hosking Breakfast Full Show Podcast for Thursday 16th of May, Andrew Dickens is once more filling in for Mike Hosking. Both the Police Association and Minister Mark Mitchell joined to discuss NSW's increased push to steal our cops to their shores. 

The Brits are both shocked and in awe of King Charles fi...

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Kiwi country-pop singer Miranda Easten has been finding international success. 

Her debut single ‘Cowboy Lullaby’ reached 16 on the official Top 40 Country Music Chart in Australia, and she also featured on Compass FM’s ‘Voices of Country’ compilation album. 

Easten is currently working on her second album, ‘Concrete and Honey, which is due for release in July. 

She told Andrew Dicken...

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New Zealand can't match what Australia's putting on the table for police officers.  

New South Wales is 1500 officers short and has announced it'll fast-track New Zealand officers, shorten training, and allow experienced cops to keep their rank. 

Police Minister Mark Mitchell told Andrew Dickens that they've been doing this for decades.  

However, he said, we can’t compete with Austra...

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There’s want for changes to police officers pay conditions to combat New South Wales' poaching attempts. 

The state is 1500 officers short and has announced it'll fast-track New Zealand officers, shorten training, and allow experienced cops to keep their rank. 

Police Association President Chris Cahill told Andrew Dickens that while we can't compete on wages, there are issues we can address....

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