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 2, 2021 2 min
A review of drug buying agency Pharmac is being described as long overdue.
It'll cover the drug funding agency's decision-making processes, but won't delve into budgets, due to 'commercial sensitivities'.
Cancer Society medical director Dr Chris Jackson told Mike Hosking we need to work out how we can see whether Pharmac is delivering what it's supposed to.
He says we don't have the same number, range or sp...
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The Government has come under pressure over the effectiveness of its messaging, as critics argue some of its communication has been too confusing for people to properly understand.
One parent told the Herald they were upset with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's criticism of rulebreakers, given their own poor experiences with the Ministry of Health.
"I feel pretty strongly that our politicians should try to set a better tone th...
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The 2021 women's Rugby World Cup to be hosted in New Zealand later this year is set to be postponed, World Rugby has confirmed.
World Rugby said in a statement that it is recommending the postponement of the competition to next year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The recommendation will be considered by Rugby World Cup officials next week.
The tournament was set to take place on 18 September-16 October 2021 in Whangārei and Auckla...
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has avoided public appearances for days as some members of his own party call for him to resign over sexual harassment allegations.
The governor hasn’t taken questions from reporters since a Feb. 19 briefing, an unusually long gap for a Democrat whose daily, televised updates on the coronavirus pandemic were must-see TV last spring.
He was last before video cameras Thursday, when he introduced President Joe...
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One in 12 critically ill Covid-19 patients could be saved after a discovery that two drugs, already used to treat other conditions, are also effective in treating the potentially deadly virus.
The drugs, which are both available in New Zealand and used as a "last resort" to treat rheumatoid arthritis, reduce the body's natural inflammatory response to the virus by modifying the immune system, speeding up recovery and red...
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What a difference a week and a political mess with the tide going out makes.
For a Prime Minister who has become world famous, at least among liberal media outlets, for her be kind message, we now see the real operator with the almost uncontained frustration, if not anger, over the mess in South Auckland.
Not only are we dobbing each other in now, yesterday we got the details of the 15 times the government tried to contact case L. Th...
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There are no new community cases overnight as between 8000 and 9000 Kiwis have already been vaccinated, says Covid Response Minister Chris Hipkins.
But the Government faces criticism that some of its pandemic communications have been too confusing and Covid tracing is not up to par.
Hipkins rejected suggestions on Newstalk ZB this morning that the continued lockdown was embarrassing when there were no new cases. He told broadcaster M...
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THE BEST BITS IN A SILLIER PACKAGE (from Wednesday's Mike Hosking Breakfast) Cracks Beginning to Show/This Is All Very Confusing/Good News-Bad News/Just Not Right Enough/Made Up Words
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Netball New Zealand has confirmed the Constellation Cup series between the Silver Ferns and Australian Diamonds will go ahead with all four tests played in Christchurch, closed to the general public.The Silver Ferns and Diamonds will meet at Christchurch Arena on Tuesday and Wednesday this week as scheduled, but crowds for the Constellation Cup, played as part of the Cadbury Netball Series, will not be permitted due to the re-emerg...
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Mayors across the country are urging the Government to set up a formal inquiry into New Zealand banks closing branches in provincial communities.
Kiwibank is set to close seven of its branches over the next year, as more customers moving online to do their banking.
BNZ plans to close 38 branches.
South Wairarapa Mayor Alex Beijen, who wrote the letter and has rallied the support of others across the country, told Mike Hosking his dist...
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Prince Philip has been transferred to a specialised London heart hospital to undergo testing and observation for a pre-existing heart condition as he continues to be treated for an unspecified infection, Buckingham Palace said.
The 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II was moved from King Edward VII's Hospital, where he has been treated since Feb. 17, to St. Bartholomew's Hospital, which specializes in cardiac care.
The p...
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We haven't seen the property market correct itself yet, so the LVRs that came into place this week are yet to kick in obviously.
I'm joking.
There are more coming in May, all part of the mad scramble to somehow do what no one else has managed, gerrymander a market that, by in large, sorts itself out.
If you want to seriously affect prices, you open land up. They haven't, and they won't.
And the reality is most investors...
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Grant Robertson is confident there's enough Covid-19 support in place for families.
There's concern people who should be self-isolating are going to work because they can't afford not to.
However, the Finance Minister told Mike Hosking agencies like Whanau Ora have been providing support and the Ministry of Social Development has been reaching out to families.
"The Government has the systems in place and we are encoura...
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A group of the country's top business people are calling for more openness and clarity from the Government on its plan for getting New Zealand back to "Covid normal".
It comes after New Zealand marked one year with the virus on its shores and as Auckland settles back into level 3 lockdown following the emergence of new Covid-19 community cases.
The group includes the chairman of Chorus NZ and Auckland Airport, Patrick Str...
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The fate of those who breached lockdown and isolation rules, plunging Auckland back into lockdown, now sits squarely in the lap of director general of health Dr Ashley Bloomfield.
But Bloomfield has indicated he won't ask the police to take action over the Covid breaches.
Meanwhile, Bloomfield says there were no new community cases overnight.
Bloomfield told Newstalk ZB's Mike Hosking he was looking for zero days of community ...
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March 1, 2021 10 min
THE BEST BITS IN A SILLIER PACKAGE (from Tuesday's Mike Hosking Breakfast) We Can't Even Afford Gizzy/A Businessy POIT/Trump's Back, Baby/It IS Rocket Science
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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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