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 6, 2021 6 min
The European Union has been blasted as a "total disgrace" for allowing Italy to block a quarter of a million doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine from reaching Australia — and some Brits are even offering to forego their jab so more can be sent here.
Amid a botched rollout across the EU, the Italian government notified Brussels of its decision to prevent 250,000 doses from being exported to Australia at the end of la...
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Every Friday morning, Mike Hosking is joined by Tim Wilson and Kate Hawkesby to wrap the week in news.
LISTEN ABOVE.
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Amid worker shortages and fruit been left in the ground or on trees, the kiwifruit industry stands as a lone bright spot.
This year's kiwifruit harvest is expected to be another record breaker 
Nikki Johnson, from New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers, said the increase was mainly from more plantings of gold fruit, which the exporter Zespri had been planning for.
Up to 23,000 seasonal workers will be in orchards and packhouses during the ...
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The UK are looking to potentially give financial rewards if you can maintain a healthy lifestyle, as they struggle under increasing obesity rates.
It could be like Singapore's model where they had a national step challenge, if you did a certain amount of physical activity and measured it, the government gave you health points you could exchange for vouchers.
So will it become a reality?
Chair of action of sugar and salt in the UK ...
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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 Lockdown.
2/10.
"Short of a surge today in cases, we can quite rightly ask whether this has been a fear driven cock-up from a trigger happy government advised by bewildered modellers who's record seems to be reduced to saying over and over, "man, this is a tricky virus."
The Narking.
0/10.
"What ...
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Have we become worry free with the assets we are buying?
Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr says we should be worried about rising asset prices on the back of low interest rates.
He also says there are some big global equity to earnings question marks.
It comes as ASB tells us more and more customers over the last couple of months are struggling to make payments.
Economist Cameron Bagrie joined Mike Hosking to share his thoughts on the i...
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The commanding general of the Washington, DC, National Guard testified Wednesday local time that he did not need authorization from Pentagon leaders before deploying troops in response to protests at the nation's capital last summer but that changed in the days before the January 6 insurrection.
The shift in guidance, according to DC National Guard Commanding Maj. Gen. William Walker, was communicated in a January 5 memo that s...
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The wheels are in motion to roll out a saliva Covid-19 test for border workers.
The Government's teamed up with Rako Science.
Executive director Leon Grice told Mike Hosking the company worked with the University of Illinois early last year, then had the test accredited in New Zealand.
He says he heard through a media conference yesterday the government's looking at the saliva test for border workers.
Grice says the company'...
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I can't help but feel deflated by this week.
We have been in some sort of lockdown, level three or two, for not one single case this week. It's cost us a quarter of a billion dollars.
We have had the stories of the businesses this time that simply won't make it through, we have had another letter from businesses leaders to the government begging for some sort of clarity and plan going forward, we have had the heartbreak i...
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New Zealand has had another night of zero Covid cases, Associate Health Minister Ayesha Verrall says.
But she says Cabinet will want up-to-minute test results - including the remaining tests from the likes of gym members connected to the latest cluster - before making a call today as to whether alert levels can drop in Auckland and the rest of New Zealand.
"No news is good news from my end. We haven't heard anything overnight...
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March 4, 2021 10 min
THE BEST BITS IN A SILLIER PACKAGE (from Friday's Mike Hosking Breakfast) Starting with the Levels/Mark the Week/Another Reason Keep Fit/Lim Love/It IS Rocket Science
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The problem with no numbers is you don’t know what you’re dealing with, especially when it comes to immigration.
Maybe it was deliberate on Kris Faafoi’s part: set the tone, avoid the numbers
He has said when the borders open - wouldn’t that be a dream come true - immigration is not going back to what it was.
This mainly is a mistake.
Not completely. Some immigration was a shade ropey, there were a few visas about the place where you w...
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Fonterra is considering lifting its Farmgate Milk Price, following the latest surge in global dairy prices.
Prices rose 15-percent at yesterday's global dairy trade auction, with the all-important whole milk powder price up a staggering 21-percent.
Fonterra won't announce any changes to its farmgate price until next week.
But chief executive Miles Hurrell told Mike Hosking the result is positive, and there's no sign of one...
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The South Island has its first Master of Wine.
Owner of Blenheim's Blank Canvas Wines Sophie Parker Thomson has just become one of only 417 in the world with the elite qualification.
It's regarded as one of the highest standards of professional knowledge.
She told Mike Hosking her skill sets are both art and science.
Parker Thomson says you can't have one without the other, a core principle of the wine company she runs with...
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Britain’s treasury chief has announced an additional 65 billion pounds ($91 billion) of support for an economy ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic, extending job support programs and temporary tax cuts to help workers and businesses in his annual budget.
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak told the House of Commons that it is too soon for the government to rein in spending, saying that his plans would “protect the jobs and livel...
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Luna Rossa ace Jimmy Spithill believes conditions will play a huge part in dictating the America's Cup outcome.
Spithill has downplayed the significance of reports about Team New Zealand reaching extreme speeds in Te Rehutai, saying past experience told him reconnaissance was often unreliable.
And in an interview with Newstalk ZB's Mike Hosking, Spithill has also paid TNZ skipper Peter Burling the ultimate compliment, describ...
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An assurance Wellingtonians will start seeing action, now its transport plan is under the microscope.
An improvement plan has been introduced following a scathing review of the $6.4 billion Let's Get Wellington Moving.
It includes an independent chair being appointed to the board, three new leadership positions, and a commitment to getting spades in the ground this year.
Wellington Mayor Andy Foster told Mike Hosking it's a st...
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Australia's Attorney-General Christian Porter has said he will not step down from his position after categorically denying historical rape accusations against him.
On Wednesday, Porter revealed himself as the minister at the centre of a rape allegation involving a 16-year-old girl in Sydney in 1988. He chose to waive his anonymity in order to publicly deny the allegations, which have been circulating since last week.
The Attorney...
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A bunch of years ago we were in Melbourne and the Dr. Seuss exhibition was on. It's run by the family.
Limited edition and some original work was on show, and some for sale. We decided to buy some. It wasn’t cheap, but it wasn't Warhol. Besides, we didn’t buy it for return.
It's the thing I've found over the years when it comes to putting your money into stuff. Put your money where you don't care about the investm...
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Auckland has gone another day, with no more community cases of Covid 19.
Associate Health Minister Peeni Henare says he hasn't been advised of any further cases overnight -- beyond those confirmed on Sunday night.
Auckland is now on day five of its Level Three lockdown, while the rest of the country remains at Level Two.
Covid-19 data modelling expert Shaun Hendy told Mike Hosking it was an excellent sign that none of the tests ta...
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